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Mass. College Hockey: UML’s Arnold Connects On Wraparound Clincher

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, MA – UMass Lowell may not always be linked to Boston College and Boston University, two clubs that have experienced a great deal of success in the college hockey world over the past few decades, but this season the River Hawks turned the tables by capturing their first Hockey East regular season crown and conference championship on Saturday with a 1-0 victory against the Terriers at the TD Garden.

Derek Arnold secured the win for UML as he corralled the puck behind the BU cage and netted the game-winner at 11:09 in the third, which sent the Blue and Red supporters into a frenzy.

“It’s pretty special,” Arnold said of his game-winning strike. “I had a large group of family here tonight, they were in a box, and growing up me and my dad used to come every year (and we’d see) BC and BU win this tournament every year, so it’s very, very special for Lowell to win it.”

Arnold’s late-game strike wasn’t his first in this year’s conference tournament as he netted the game-winner against Maine last Friday in overtime to secure the River Hawks a trip to Causeway Street.

When it came to his goal this evening – a wraparound – Arnold explained his short stick hasn’t always allowed him to score that way, but something worked tonight as he deposited the puck into Sean Maguire’s net to seal the win.

“(The puck) went off Scott Wilson’s skate and it kind of went almost to the corner, but I was kind of down deep and it kind of went right on my stick and Maguire was way out of the net, so I just saw some daylight like I said and I took it to the net,” said Arnold.

“I’m usually not too successful on wraparounds because I’ve got a small stick, but for tonight to get that it was pretty cool.”

UML had never won a conference championship and lost its two meetings against BU in 1994 and 2009, but the third time proved to be the difference.

“We have some confidence and once we get rolling we’re rolling,” explained Arnold. “We had an 11 or 12 game unbeaten streak earlier (this season), and we won the regular season, so now we win this and hopefully we’ll see what happens tomorrow and see where we’re going, so it should be cool.

“Last year we got bounced out in that last game down in Bridgeport, so (we’re) hoping for a better result this year.”

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: UMass Lowell 2, Providence 1 (Game Summary)

UML's Scott Wilson secured the River Hawks a spot in Saturday's Hockey East Championship with a goal at 12:30 in the third! (Photo Credit: Hockey East)

UML’s Scott Wilson secured the River Hawks a spot in Saturday’s Hockey East Championship with a goal at 12:30 in the third! (Photo Credit: Hockey East)

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, MA – Scott Wilson punched UMass Lowell’s ticket to the Hockey East Championship for the first time since 2009 as he deposited his 15th strike of the season at 12:30 in the third period.

Wilson corralled a loose puck around center ice, connected with a streaking Riley Wetmore down the far boards before he received the puck in the slot and fired home the game-winner past Providence netminder Jon Gillies (31 saves).

Providence (17-14-7) earned the lead off a shot from Kevin Rooney, his first collegiate goal at 8:59 in the first before UMass Lowell (25-10-2) responded with a strike from A.J. White 34 seconds into third, which tied the game.

Neither squad capitalized on the power play, as both units concluded the contest a combined 0 for 9.

UMass Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck, who leads the conference in goals against (1.46), save percentage (.946) and winning percentage (.895), recorded a season-best 34 saves.

The River Hawks will face-off against the winner of BC-BU tomorrow at 7 p.m. UMass Lowell has appeared in two conference championships (’94 and ’09), but lost both matches to the Terriers.    

Mass. College Sports: Thursday Evening Roundup

Olivier Hanlan's 41 points carried the Eagles to a first round victory! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe/Boston.com)

Olivier Hanlan’s 41 points carried the Eagles to a first round victory! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe/Boston.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Another day of college sports are in the books and below are Thursday’s summaries.

Men’s Basketball

Boston College 84, Georgia Tech 64 – The Eagles outscored the Yellow Jackets, 46-31 in the second to earn a first round win in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) tournament. BC’s Olivier Hanlan set a conference record with 41 points, which broke the old mark of 40 by North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes.

UMass 77, George Washington 72 – Chaz Williams‘ jumper with 35 seconds remaining secured a first round win the A-10 (Atlantic-10) tournament. Williams paced UMass with 16 points, while Terrell Vinson and Trey Davis finished with 14 points, respectively.

Men’s Ice Hockey

UMass Lowell 4, Maine 2 – Scott Wilson‘s second goal in the third frame provided the River Hawks with the lead for good as UMass Lowell defeated Maine and earned their first quarterfinal victory.

Men’s Lacrosse

Anna Maria College 7, Nichols College 5 – Chris Summers and Jason Baker each netted two strikes to help the AMCATS improve to 2-2 overall. Nichols’ Brian Hancock led all scorers with four goals.

Wentworth 10, UMass Boston 9 – Ryan Coakley (three goals, three assists) scored his team’s final three goals in the fourth, which helped the Leopards defeat the Beacons at Sweeney Field. Ryan McGoff paced UMass Boston with four points (three goals, one assist), while Henry Bristol recorded a season-best 22 saves between the pipes.

Women’s Lacrosse

Washington College 14, Wheaton College 7 – Charlotte DeSantis (three goals, one assist) and Leila Mills (four goals) each recorded four points, but that wasn’t enough to lead the Lyons past the Shorewomen.

Curry College 11, Fitchburg State 2 – Haley Carey and Mel Brickey each recorded four goals, Ana Bottary registered five points (three goals, two assists) as the Colonels defeated the Falcons and improved to 3-1 overal.

Mass. College Hockey: Saturday Roundup

Johnny Gaudreau recorded six points against the Catamounts, which helped the Eagles conclude the regular season with a win! (Photo Credit: ESPN)

Johnny Gaudreau recorded six points against the Catamounts, which helped the Eagles conclude the regular season with a win! (Photo Credit: ESPN)

By Matt Noonan 

There were some important games that occurred on Saturday and below are their summaries.

Men’s Ice Hockey

UMass 3, Merrimack College 0 – Conor Allen assisted on two of his team’s three goals, while Adam PhillipsConor Sheary and Colin Shea each recorded one goal for the Minutemen.

UMass Lowell 4, Providence College 1 – Scott Wilson and Josh Holmstrom each recorded two points (one goal, one assist) as the River Hawks defeated the Friars and claimed their first Hockey East regular season crown.

Boston University 5, Northeastern University 0 – Danny O’Regan finished the contest with three points (one goal, two assists), Sahir Gill added two points (two goals) as the Terriers dominated the Huskies in Boston.

Boston College 7, Vermont 2 – Johnny Gaudreau recorded a season-best six points (two goals, four assists), Bill Arnold registered four points (two goals, two assists) as the Eagles soared past the Catamounts in Vermont.

RIT 7, American International 1  Chris Porter was the only player to light the lamp for AIC as his shot in the third brought the Yellow Jackets within three. The Tigers responded with three additional tallies, which helped the hosts dislodge the Yellow Jackets from the first round of the Atlantic Hockey Association.

Dartmouth 4, Harvard 1 – The Big Green forced a rubber match on Sunday as the hosts one second period strike and two third period goals to beat the Crimson. Harvard’s Alex Fallstrom sliced his opponent’s lead with a goal at 8:43 in the second, but that’d be the closest the Crimson would get.

Norwich University 4, Babson College 0 – The Beavers season came to a halt as the Cadets tallied four strikes — two in the first and two in the third, which helped them defeat Babson in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.

Women’s Ice Hockey

Boston University 4, Providence College 0 – Louise Warren netted the Terriers third and fourth goals in the second, which secured the Terriers a spot in tomorrow’s Hockey East championship. Sarah Lefort and Marie-Philip Poulin each netted a goal in the victory.

Northeastern University 4, Boston College 1 – Kendall Coyne recorded her 36th goal of the season, Casey Pickett registered her 21st as the Huskies topped the Eagles in the Hockey East semifinals.

Harvard 4, Clarkson 2 – Mary Parker recorded three points (two goals, one assist), Jillian Dempsey finished with two points (one goal, one assist) as the Crimson defeated the Golden Knights in the ECAC semifinals in Ithaca College. Harvard will face-off against Cornell University tomorrow in the conference championship at 1:00 p.m.

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