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Hockey East Saturday Scores: UNH Sweeps Lowell, Merrimack and UMass Earn Splits

UNH capped off another big weekend at the expense of UMass Lowell, while Merrimack and UMass each earned splits in their weekend series

#2 UNH 5 at Lowell 2

Dalton Speelman scored twice for the Wildcats, who wound up the only Hockey East team to earn four points from their weekend, and are a likely candidate for the number one spot in the country when the polls roll out on Monday afternoon.

The Wildcats, who also got goals from defensemen Eric Knodel (Toronto Maple Leafs), Justin Agosta and Brett Pesce, got 22 saves from Casey DeSmith, who has come back down to earth in the past couple weeks. UNH has averaged five goals per game in their last four games, three wins and a tie.

Vermont 2 at Maine 2 (OT)

Joey Diamond scored 71 seconds into the third period to pull Maine even with Vermont, and the Black Bears managed to salvage a point from their weekend series after losing to the Catamounts on Friday night.

Brody Hoffman made 36 saves for the Cats, including 17 in the second period and 12 in the third, but the two teams combined for only three shots in the extra frame.

Merrimack 2 at Providence 1

Josh Myers scored the game-winning goal at 7:16 of the third period as Merrimack earned a split in the weekend series with Providence. Tim Schaller had Providence's lone goal, and Rasmus Tirronen saved 34 shots to earn his second win of the season.

Merrimack temporarily lost senior Mike Collins after blocking a shot, but Collins went back in the game and appeared to be fine.

UMass 6 at Northeastern 3

Rocco Carzo scored twice and K.J. Tiefenwerth and Branden Gracel added three-point nights for UMass, which avenged a shutout loss at home on Friday night by dropping a six-spot on Chris Rawlings and the Huskies at Matthews Arena.

Northeastern got two goals from freshman Kevin Roy (Anaheim Ducks), but Kevin Boyle's 32 saves were more than enough to give UMass the two points. Rawlings made 40 saves in the loss.