Weekend in review: How I spent my midseason vacation
No Lowell hockey this week, and therefore no reason to feel much joy, but we can all at least revel in the fact that Maine got swept at home, 4-2 against BC on Friday and then 4-0 against UNH on Sunday. That’s a hard fall right there. BC, it shouldn’t surprise you, also beat Amherst on Sunday, 3-2, at Conte Forum, but not before the Minutemen knocked off UNH at Mullins, 2-1 in overtime.
As for the non-split series, Providence and Vermont each won a game in Burlington, with the Friars taking Friday’s contest 3-2 before bowing to the hosts on Saturday, 2-0. Meanwhile, Merrimack swept Northeastern 5-2 and 4-2 at Matthews and Volpe, respectively, continuing the oddly up-and-down season for the Huskies.
The only other games this weekend involved BU splitting at North Dakota. They lost Friday 4-2, but then had a furious comeback on Saturday, scoring three goals in the final 5:21 to win by the same score.
Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Jordan Heywood, Merrimack (junior defenseman) — Three goals and an assist is a pretty good weekend. Doing it from the blue line is a pretty great one.
(Honorable mention: Billy Arnold, BC; Parker Milner, BC)
Rookie of the Week
Kevin Roy (freshman forward) — Three points this weekend in losses. Merrimack’s not exactly an easy team to score against either. Six points in seven games also a strong start to your college career.
(Honorable mention: Jon Gillies, Providence)
Ham n Egger of the Weak
Maine — Wow.
(Honorable mention: Tim Whitehead; Seriously, Maine)
Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
BC 4, Maine 2
Providence 3, Vermont 2
UMass Amherst 2, UNH 1 (ot)
Merrimack 5, Northeastern 3
North Dakota 4, BU 2
Vermont 2, Providence 0
Merrimack 4, Northeastern 2
BU 4, North Dakota 2
BC 3, UMass Amherst 2
UNH 4, Maine 0