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Mass. College Hockey: All-New England Teams & Awards

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of Northeastern University Associate Director of Athletics Communication Mark Majewski, here’s this evening’s release about the All-New England Teams and Awards:

BOSTON – The New England Hockey Writers Division I and II/III Men’s and Women’s All-Star teams and awards have been finalized after tallying votes from all Division I, II and III coaches and respective media outlets throughout New England. This year’s banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. All awards and All-Star teams will be presented at the gala. All coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends are encouraged to attend Tuesday’s banquet. Please contact Kristen Blake at (781) 245-2122 or by email at intern@hockeyeastonline.com for information on attending this event. Cost is $40 per person.

Below are the award winners for all four teams.

2012-13 NEW ENGLAND MEN’S DIVISION I ALL-STARS AND AWARDS

CLARK HODDER AWARD – DIVISION I COACH OF THE YEAR  

Rand Pecknold (Quinnipiac)

LEONARD FOWLE AWARD – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER    

Johnny Gaudreau, So., F, Carney’s Point, N.J. (Boston College)

GEORGE C. CARENS AWARD – ROOKIE OF THE YEAR  

Jon Gillies. Fr., G, South Portland, Maine (Providence)

HERB GALLAGHER AWARD – BEST FORWARD  

Johnny Gaudreau, So., F, Carney’s Point, N.J. (Boston College)

BOB MONAHAN AWARD – BEST DEFENSEMAN  

Chad Ruhwedel, Jr., D, San Diego, Calif. (UMass Lowell)

PAUL HINES AWARD – MOST IMPROVED PLAYER  

Evan Rodrigues, So., F, Etobicoke, Ontario (Boston University)

FRANK JONES AWARD – MOST DEFENSIVE FORWARD

Tim Schaller, Sr., F, Merrimack, N.H. (Providence College)

JOE TOMASELLO AWARD – UNSUNG HERO 

Danny Biega, Sr., D, Montreal, Quebec (Harvard)

PARKER / YORK AWARD – CONTRIBUTION TO NEW ENGLAND HOCKEY 

Jack Parker (Boston University)

GOALTENDERS    

Eric Hartzell, Sr., G, White Bear Lake, Minn. (Quinnipiac)

Jon Gillies, Fr., G, South Portland, Maine (Providence)

DEFENSEMEN   

Trevor van Riemsdyk, So., D, Middletown, N.J. (New Hampshire)

Chad Ruhwedel, Jr., D, San Diego, Calif. (UMass Lowell)

Mike Matheson, Fr., D, Pointe-Claire, Quebec (Boston College)

Jordan Heywood, Jr., D, Regina, Saskatchewan (Merrimack)

FORWARDS    

Johnny Gaudreau, So., F, Carney’s Point, N.J. (Boston College)

Steven Whitney, Sr., F, Reading, Mass. (Boston College)

Mike Collins, Jr., F, Boston, Mass. (Merrimack)

Kenny Agostino, Jr., F, Flanders, N.J. (Yale)

Brett Gensler, Jr., F, St. Charles, Mo. (Bentley)

Joe Pendenza, Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass. (UMass Lowell)

 

2012-13 NEW ENGLAND WOMEN’S DIVISION I ALL-STARS AND AWARDS

DIVISION I WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR  

Katie King Crowley (Boston College)

DIVISION I WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alex Carpenter, So., F, North Reading, Mass. (Boston College)

GOALTENDERS

Corinne Boyles, Sr., G, Wheaton, Ill. (Boston College)

Roxanne Douville, Jr., G, Beloeil, Quebec (Vermont)

DEFENSEMEN  

Blake Bolden, Sr., D, Stow, Ohio (Boston College)

Shannon Doyle, Jr., D, Baldwin, Ontario (Boston University)

Regan Boulton, Sr., D, Brandon, Manitoba (Quinnipiac)

Emily Pfalzer, So., D, Getzville, N.Y. (Boston College)

FORWARDS   

Alex Carpenter, So., F, North Reading, Mass. (Boston College)

Kendall Coyne, So., F, Palos Heights, Ill. (Northeastern)

Marie-Philip Poulin, Jr., F, Beauceville, Quebec (Boston University)

Kelly Babstock, Jr., F, Mississauga, Ontario (Quinnipiac)

Jillian Dempsey, Sr., F, Winthrop, Mass. (Harvard)

Haley Skarupa, Fr., F, Rockville, Md. (Boston College)

 

 2012-13 NEW ENGLAND MEN’S DIVISION II/III ALL-STARS AND AWARDS

DIVISION II/III MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

Peter Belisle (UMass Boston)

DIVISION II/III MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Colin Mulvey, Sr., F, Worcester, Mass. (Norwich University)

GOALTENDERS

Zeke Testa, Sr., G, Wellesley, Mass. (Babson)

Ben Coulthard, Jr., G, South Windsor, Conn. (Trinity)

Jack Astedt, Sr., G, Angelholm, Sweden (Plymouth State)

DEFENSEMEN 

Shaun Jameson, Sr., D, Long Beach, Calif. (Wentworth)

Rob Florentino, Sr., D, West Roxbury, Mass. (UMass Boston)

Brett Kaneshiro, Sr., D, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Curry College)

Ollie Koo, Jr., D, Greenwich, Conn. (Bowdoin)

Tim McGarry, Sr., D, Kennett Square, Pa. (Bowdoin)

Brandon Hew, Sr., D, Fresno, Calif. (Amherst)

FORWARDS 

Keith Buehler. Jr., F, Skaneateles, N.Y. (Wesleyan)

Joseph Caveney, Sr., F, Fitchburg, Mass. (Fitchburg State)

Colin Mulvey, Sr., F, Worcester, Mass. (Norwich)

Travis Janke, Jr., F, Swift Current, Saskatchewan (Norwich)

Travis Daniel, Jr., F, North Brunswick, N.J. (UMass Boston)

Josh Harris, Sr., F, Torrance, Calif. (Castleton)

Branden Parkhouse, Sr., F, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Becker)

Pier-Oliver Cotnoir, Sr., F, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec (Norwich)

Daniel Weiniger, Sr., F, Warren, N.J. (Bowdoin)

2012-13 NEW ENGLAND WOMEN’S DIVISION II/III ALL-STARS AND AWARDS

DIVISION II/III WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR  

Marissa O’Neil (Bowdoin College)

DIVISION II/III WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR   

Geneva Lloyd, Sr., D, Calgary, Alberta (Amherst College)

GOALTENDERS

Alexa Pujol, Jr., G, New Canaan, Conn. (Trinity)

Kayla Lessard, Sr., G, Enfield, Conn. (Bowdoin)

DEFENSEMEN

Geneva Lloyd, Sr., D, Calgary, Alberta (Amherst)

Kayla Parsons, Jr., D, Fairbanks, Alaska (Norwich)

Rachel Porter, Sr., D, Franklin, Mass. (Salve Regina)

Madison Styrbicki, Sr., D, Edina, Minn. (Middlebury)

FORWARDS

Tori Charron, Jr., F, Tecumseh, Ontario (Norwich)

Jill DeBus, Sr., F, Howell, Mich. (Norwich)

Kayte Holtz, Sr., F, New Berlin, Wis. (Bowdoin)

Rachel Kennedy, Fr., F, Trumbull, Conn. (Bowdoin)

Tori Salmon, So., F, Batavia, N.Y. (Amherst)

Courtney Winters, Jr., F, Swampscott, Mass. (Saint Anselm)

Mass. College Hockey: UML 1, BU 0 (29th Hockey East Championship Summary)

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, MA — The UMass Lowell River Hawks captured their first Hockey East crown in program history by defeating Boston University, 1-0 at the TD Garden.

Derek Arnold broke the scoreless drought with a wrap around goal at 11:09 in the third, which secured the win.

UML (26-10-2) raced down the ice on a 3-on-2 rush during the final frame and watched Chad Ruhwedel‘s shot deflect off teammate Scott Wilson‘s skates, which forced BU’s Sean Maguire out of the crease. Maguire, who attempted to stop the initial shot by diving to his right, didn’t see Arnold, who corralled the loose puck behind the net prior to his game-clinching strike.

UML had lost to BU in their last two championship appearances in 1994 and 2009. BU’s season concludes with a 21-16-2 mark.

* We will have more on this game shortly!

Mass. College Hockey: Five Games To Watch This Weekend (Feb. 1-2)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, which means it is time to unveil our five hockey games to watch this weekend.

Also, make sure to stay up to date on the various games by visiting our blog throughout the weekend for press releases, recaps and roundups, as well as updates via Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog).

Men’s Basketball:

Boston University at Massachusetts (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) – Danny O’Regan as been the Minutemen’s worst nightmare this season, as the Needham native has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in both contests. UMass will need to locate the first-year skater, who has nine goals and 13 assists this season.

UMass has lost both games against Boston University, which occurred in October, and will turn to netminder Steve Mastalerz, who is 2-2 in the Minutemen’s last four contests. Mastalerz first win of the season came against Boston College, as he finished the match with 21 saves and two goals allowed.   

UMass Lowell at Merrimack College (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) – The River Hawks and Warriors are currently locked on a two-way tie for fifth place, so Friday’s outcome could certainly catapult one of these squads into at least fourth place.

Merrimack is coming off a 1-1 weekend against New Hampshire, which saw the Warriors win in North Andover, but lose in Manchester. Mike Collins was honored recently as the Athletic Republic Player of the Month. The Merrimack forward tallied 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in seven games.

UMass Lowell is one of the hottest teams in the Hockey East these days and hasn’t lost since the first Saturday in December. The River Hawks rallied in both of their contests last weekend with Northeastern, but only managed one win and one tie. Chad Ruhwedel has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his team’s last seven-games.

NESN will carry the contest live and provide an all-access pass for fans to hear Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy’s pre-game speech.

Amherst College at Bowdoin College (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) – This is a very important game for the Lord Jeffs. Amherst is one of three teams in the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) with seven conference wins, but also needs points to keep pace with Bowdoin College, a squad that’s 16-1-1 overall.

Amherst traveled to Bowdoin last year, and fell to the Polar Bears, 7-4. The Lord Jeffs managed to even the season series with a win on their home ice roughly one year ago from this evening.

Bowdoin defeated Amherst on their home ice earlier this season, as Colin Downey provided the visitors with the lead for good when he deposited the puck into the Lord Jeffs’ cage with just over two minutes remaining.

Amherst is 4-2-1 in their last seven games, while Bowdoin is 6-1.

Women’s Basketball:

Northeastern University at Boston University (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) – The Huskies have rattled off three consecutive wins as of lately and will attempt to earn their fourth against the Terriers, a squad that’s defeated them twice this season. Boston University has outscored Northeastern in both meetings, 9-5.

In their last meeting, Sarah Lefort notched a hat trick; Kerrin Sperry deflected 18 shots between the pipes, but yielded four goals.

According to the latest Hockey East report, Boston University is currently riding a 12-game winning streak, which is the second longest to Minnesota. The Terriers have outscored opponents, 53-25 during their current streak.

St. Anselm at Holy Cross (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) – The Crusaders enter Friday’s contest coming off a 1-1 tie with Southern Maine. And even though the tie produced only one point in the ECAC East standings, it still kept them in the pack with St. Anselm and Salve Regina.

A win for the Crusaders would push them past the Seahawks with 17 points, and balloon their overall record 13-4-3.

Holy Cross defeated St. A’s earlier this season, as Rebecca Fleming netted two goals and one assist, while Krista Manzanares turned away 30 shots between the pipes and yielded two goals.