A Bad Weekend: Non-Conference Stumbles Mar Hockey East's Second Week

#3 Boston College gets back on track

A week after losing a decisive battle at Matthews Arena, the Eagles welcomed Northeastern to Conte Forum on Saturday night to watch them raise their 2012 National Championship Banner. A night after taking a fierce comeback and overtime to take two points from UMass in a 5-4 victory, the Eagles would create no such drama, as goals by Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames), Kevin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks) and Steven Whitney gave Boston College a 3-0 victory and a tie for first place with the Huskies.

#15 New Hampshire cleans up against #11 Boston University

To say that Sean Maguire (Pittsburgh Penguins) and the Terriers were up against in in Durham on Saturday night would be an understatement. Sloppy play by BU in its own zone and a fast-attacking Wildcats forecheck gave UNH a 4-1 victory in a game that wouldn't have been that close were it not for the four posts that UNH hit. Maguire allowed three goals to sneak in between his legs, and stood no chance on the third goal, a rocket from the stick of Eric Knodel (Toronto Maple Leafs). BU's lone goal - the first of the game - came on a partial breakaway by Wade Megan (Florida Panthers). Maguire was pulled in the second period after UNH took the 4-1 lead.

#9 Lowell falls at #8 Denver, 5-1

Junior forward Josh Holmstrom scored for the second straight game, but for the second straight game, his was the only offense that the RiverHawks could muster, as the eighth-ranked Pioneers won the battle of teams with terrible mascots convincingly.

St. Lawrence sweeps Maine, 5-0 and 5-1

Dan Sullivan was pulled twice in two games, the second time after just 20 minutes of play, as Maine's early-season struggles re-emerged against the Saints. Kyle Flanagan and Greg Carey each had two-goal, four-assist weekends for St. Lawrence, which allowed just one goal on the weekend, a Mark Nemec tally after all was but decided on Saturday night.

Merrimack stumbles in Alaska

It's been a rough road for Merrimack since they upended then-fifth ranked Union on the road two weeks ago. A 3-1 loss at Northeastern to open the Hockey East season was followed by a bad weekend in The Last Frontier, where Merrimack fell 3-2 to Alaska on Friday night and 6-3 to Alaska Anchorage on Saturday, when Blake Tatchell and Scott Allen each had two-goal nights.

Dan Kolomatis notched a goal and an assist for Merrimack in the loss on Saturday.

Providence can't crack Miami in two overtime games

The Friars battled the fourth-ranked Red Hawks for more than 60 minutes on consecutive nights, but weren't able to register a victory in either outing, tying Miami 1-1 on Friday night and falling 4-3 in the extra frame on Saturday.

Providence got a goal from Ross Mauermann on Friday night and markers from Tim Schaller, John Gilmour and Noel Acciari on Saturday night, but Austin Czarnick's four-point weekend included the game winner on Saturday and left Providence still looking for their first Division 1 win of the season.

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