Hockey East: Three Stars of the Weekend

Boston College players had reason to celebrate nine goals on Friday night in a rout of visiting Wisconsin. - Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The top three performers in Hockey East over the past weekend

It was a tough week to pick top performers in Hockey East with several big names putting up big numbers. With ten of the league's 11 teams in action this weekend, and several lopsided victories for Hockey East teams, not every deserving player could make the list.

#1 Star

Johnny Gaudreau - The consensus preseason favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award surpassed the century mark with his first of two assists on the night in Boston College's 9-2 thrashing of Wisconsin. The Calgary Flames prospect also scored a goal on a breakaway. On Jerry York Night at the Heights, Gaudreau wasn't the only player with a milestone marker. Heralded freshman Austin Cangelosi scored his first two collegiate goals.

#2 Star

Vince Hinostroza - The Notre Dame freshman tallied two goals and two assists on the weekend as the Irish swept Michigan Tech. The rookie from Bartlett, Ill. leads Jeff Jackson's team in scoring - an impressive feat for a player on a team with such a senior nucleus.

#3 Star

Stu Higgins - The junior forward scored both goals in Maine's 2-1 victory over Bentley on Saturday night. It was the first collegiate coaching victory for first-year bench boss Red Gendron. In the only game of the week for Maine, Higgins had the first multi-goal game of his career and first multi-point game since his freshman season.

Notes: Mike Collins' four assists in Merrimack's 5-2 win over Mercyhurst on Saturday brought him just three points shy of the century mark...New Hampshire senior forward Kevin Goumas is just two points shy of 100 after his two goals and one assist this weekend against Michigan...Raise your hand if you had defenseman Ahti Oksanen leading BU in scoring through four games. Didn't think so. The Kirkkonummi, Finland has a goal and six assists, including one tally and two helpers this weekend...Northeastern sophomore Kevin Roy and freshman Michael Szmatula continued their hot starts with three points each on the weekend. Szmatula recorded his first career goal to go along with his seven assists...Providence junior Ross Mauermann had a goal and three assists in his team's 10-4 win over American International.

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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