1. Merrimack Warriors: (8-0-1) (OFF)
Although the Warriors did not see any action on the ice, Merrimack moved to the top spot in the national polls for the first time in school history. Behind the goaltending of Joe Cannata, the Warriors have posted a 1.32 GAA.
Next: 11/23 vs. UAH
2. Boston College Eagles: (9-4-0) (L, 3-2 ND)
The Eagles fell to future Hockey East rival Notre Dame in heartbreaking fashion, as the Irish scored the game winning goal with one second left to play in overtime. Chris Kreider did score his league-best 9th goal in the loss.
Next: 11/26 @ Yale
3. Boston University Terriers: (6-4-1) (W, 4-3 UVM, W, 4-1 UNH)
The Terriers collected two home victories against Vermont and New Hampshire heading into their match-up with rival Cornell at Madison Square Garden. Corey Trivino netted a goal in both contests, extending his goal-scoring streak to five games.
Next: 11/26 vs. Cornell (Madison Square Garden)
4. New Hampshire Wildcats: (5-6-2) (W, 5-0 UML, L, 4-1 BU, L, 7-6 HU)
The weekend started out perfectly for the Wildcats after a shutout win against UMass Lowell, but New Hampshire dropped Saturday and Tuesday contests to Boston University and Harvard respectively. Goalie Matt Di Girolamo has struggled this season posting a 3.39 GAA, which is up drastically from his 2.44 GAA a season ago.
Next: 11/26 vs. UAH
5. UMass Lowell River Hawks: (6-4-0) (L, 5-0 UNH, W, 4-0 UMA)
The River Hawks spilt their games this weekend, both of which were shutouts. Saturday’s win against UMass was notable as the victory gave UMass Lowell more wins this season than they had all of the last year.
Next: 11/25 vs. UAH
6. Providence Friars: (6-4-1) (L, 5-2 NU)
The Friars dropped only their second game at home all season, a 5-2 loss to Northeastern on Friday night. Freshman Ross Mauermann has turned some heads, posting 12 points in only 11 games played.
Next: 11/25 vs. Miami, 11/26 vs. PU
7. Northeastern Huskies: (3-7-2) (W, 5-2 PC, W, 4-1 UVM)
The Huskies earned two much needed conference victories with wins against Providence on the road and Vermont at home. Freshman Ludwig Karlsson was named Hockey East Player of the Week after scoring three goals in the two wins.
Next: 11/25 @ MICH
8. Maine Black Bears: (3-6-2) (T, 2-2 UMA)
The Black Bears are 0-4-1 in their last five games and have dropped down to 8th in the Hockey East standings. Senior Brian Flynn continues to be a bright spot for Maine, the senior is tied for first in the conference in points-per-game average.
Next: 11/23 vs. USA-18, 11/26 vs. Clarkson
9. Massachusetts Minutemen: (4-6-3) (T, 2-2 ME, L, 4-0 UML, L, 2-1 UVM)
The Minutemen had a tough weekend, only managing one point in three Hockey East contests. Michael Pereira continues to show that last year’s strong freshman season was not a fluke, as the sophomore leads UMass with 8 goals.
Next: 11/26 @ QU
10. Vermont Catamounts: (2-7-1) (L, 4-3 BU, L, 4-1 NU, W, 2-1 UMA)
The Catamounts finally registered their first league win on Tuesday night, with a home victory over UMass. It was the first time this season Vermont has not given up at least four goals to their opponent.
Next: 11/25 vs. Colgate, 11/27 vs. Dartmouth