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Weekend in review: That’ll just about do it

March 26, 2012

Lowell proved the doubters wrong by putting Miami of Ohio down 4-3 in overtime at the East regional on Friday, but caught some tough breaks against Union in the next day’s final, losing 4-2 with an empty netter against.

The River Hawks were the second most successful Hockey East team in the NCAA tournament this weekend, behind only mighty Boston College, which cruised to wins of 2-0 over Air Force on Saturday and 4-0 over Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday. It’s the Eagles’ fifth Frozen Four in seven years, and that’s not a surprise.

BU and Maine each bowed out of their respective regionals in the first round, like losers. BU got drilled by Minnesota, 7-4, and Maine got dropped by Duluth, 5-2.

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Doug Carr, Lowell (sophomore goalie) — Both games could have very easily gotten out of hand this weekend were anyone but Carr between the pipes, but he made several spectacular saves and was victimized by more than a few bad bounces. A few more things go his way and Lowell’s headed to Tampa instead of Union. Great weekend, great season.
(Honorable mention: Riley Wetmore, Lowell; Chad Ruhwedel, Lowell)

Rookie of the Week
Jake Suter (freshman defenseman) — No, he didn’t have any points, but if you pile up 11 blocked shots in two games, that’s pretty good too.
(Honorable mention: Terrence Wallin, Lowell)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
BU — Imagine flying all the way to Minnesota only to give up a seven spot? That sucks.
(Honorable mention: Maine, video review)

Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Who cares?

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Lowell 4, Miami of Ohio 3 (OT)

BC 2, Air Force 0
Minnesota 7, BU 4
Minnesota-Duluth 5, Maine 2

BC 4, Minnesota-Duluth 0

How we voted
For every home game, 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 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?

There were no home games, so we didn’t vote.

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