Hockey East Three Stars of the Weekend

Boston College junior Johnny Gaudreau had seven points on the weekend. - Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

This weekend's top three performers in Hockey East

#1 Star

Johnny Gaudreau - The Boston College superstar made several highlight reel plays on the weekend including his behind the back pass against archrival Boston University on Friday night. He notched a goal and two helpers at BU Friday night, and finished the weekend with two tallies and two assists against Army on Sunday. Seven points on the weekend for the Hobey Baker Award favorite gives him 18 on the season in just nine games played.

#2 Star

Bill Arnold - When a team puts up 16 goals in two games, there is bound to be plenty of players worth recognizing, but the Needham, Mass. native is deserving. Arnold's assist on Gaudreau's first period goal at BU gave him 100 points for his career. Arnold joins Gaudreau as Eagles players to hit the century mark in career scoring already this season. The USNTDP product had two goals and four assists in total on the weekend.

#3 Star

Grayson Downing - The UNH junior forward had a hat trick in his team's 9-0 thrashing of UMass on Saturday. The Abbottsford, British Columbia native contributed an assist in the Wildcats' 4-1 win against UMass on Friday. Downing battled an injury for the first few weeks of the season, and his numbers showed it. He had just one assist through the first six games. He now has a three-game point streak.

Other Miscellaneous Notes and Milestones: Boston College head coach Jerry York has won four NCAA Championships at his alma mater, but he had never seen one of his teams put up 11 goals in a game until Sunday... Johnny Gaudreau had seven points, but he was equally excited about his brother's first collegiate goal. BC freshman Matt Gaudreau scored his first goal as an Eagle in his first game played on Sunday... Vermont head coach Kevin Sneddon won his 200th career game as a collegiate head coach on Saturday when his team held off a furious Maine rally for the 4-3 victory. The first 50 victories came at Union so it was also his 150th win at Vermont... York and Dick Umile are the only two Hockey East coaches with 200 career victories. Nate Leaman will most likely be the next coach to hit that marker as he currently stands at 176 victories... Speaking of Providence, sophomore goaltender Jon Gillies picked up his seventh career shutout with the team's 1-0 win over Merrimack on Friday. With 43 career starts, that means the Calgary Flames draft pick is averaging one shutout per every 6.1 starts.

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

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