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Weekend in Review: Somehow, Lowell didn’t have the worst weekend

November 2, 2010

In what surely will become a season-long trend, your River Hawks managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on Saturday after getting pummeled the night prior, at home. In the process Lowell finds itself on the business end of a clean sweep at the hands of Boston University.

Boston College was, by all accounts, lucky to escape its home-and-home against Merrimack with a split, winning 3-2 before getting beaten 4-2 at Volpe.

Providence earned three points from Amherst, while New Hampshire won its only game this weekend with a 7-4 beating of Cornell at Lynah. Rounding out the Hockey East conference action, Maine edged Vermont 3-2 in overtime, leaving the Catamounts winless on the season.

But we’ve saved the best for last. In a pair of games that we’re sure has all 11 members of the Dog House on the ledge, Northeastern managed to drop two non-league games to perennial powerhouses Holy Cross and Bentley.

Yikes.
Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Joe Cannata, Merrimack
(junior goaltender) — Cannata had an impressive .933 save percentage in Merrimack’s weekend split with Boston College. Even more impressive when you consider the firepower that BC is packing this year. Well played.
(Honorable mention: Chris Connolly, BU; Ian O’Connor, PC)

Rookie of the Week
Michael Pereira, Amherst (freshman forward) — Pereira notched two goals in the weekend, which we grudgingly accept as the best performance by a rookie this weekend, unforuntately.
(Honorable mention: Charlie Coyle, BU; Dan Sullivan, Maine)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
Northeastern— We’re being literal when we say that for most of the weekend we had been perfectly prepared to give this humdinger to our beloved ‘Hawks, and who could blame us? Then those Huntington Hounds came through in a big, big way. And by “big” we mean “pathetic.” While we can almost see getting edged out by Holy Cross in overtime, losing to Bentley is never ok. We only regret we couldn’t have been there to see the carnage in person.
(Honorable Mention: Lowell)

Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Joe Caveney earned a Top Performer spot with his one-goal-and-one-assist weekend against the Terriers.

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Friday
Boston University 5, Lowell 1
Boston College 3, Merrimack 2
Providence 3, Amherst 3 (OT)
New Hampshire 7, Cornell 4
Holy Cross 4, Northeastern 3 (OT)

Saturday
Merrimack 4, Boston College 2
Boston University 2, Lowell 1
Providence 3, Amherst 2
Maine 3, Vermont 2 (OT)
Bentley 2, Northeastern 1

How we voted
For every home game, UMLHockey.com wants to know who your three stars of the game for the River Hawks are. All this voting is counted up and given as the UMLHockey.com Player of the Year award at the end of the season, so let’s take it super-seriously and just see if we can’t get those vote totals boosted this year, eh?

1) Joe Caveney
2) Josh Holmstrom
3) Mike Budd

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mark86 permalink
    November 2, 2010 3:51 pm

    How pathetic do our beloved Riverhawks look now…We lost to Northeastern at HOME…oh the pain…

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