Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Linkorama—Catching up

Junior forward Alex Chiasson was named Hockey East’s Player of the Week. The junior from St. Augustin, Quebec, registered a career best four points in BU’s 7-4 win against Lowell on Friday. Sophomore Garrett Noonan earned a spot on the week’s Top Performers list. Sophomore Adam Clendening's breakaway goal in the victory against Lowell was nominated for Hockey East's Top Moves of the Week competition.

Chiasson, who has scored 35 points this season, also talked with about his development as a power forward.

Junior Max Nicastro was suspended following his arrest for sexual assault Sunday night. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Coach Jack Parker talked with The Boston Globe about the need for transparency in dealing with issues involving off-ice misconduct.

USCHO Hockey East Blog discusses the conference race as it enters the final two weekends.

Polls and rankings
● USCHO Poll
● USA Today Poll
● Pairwise rankings
● College Hockey News: Hockey East Power Rankings

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Mike Moran scored the only goal for Bay State in its 5-1 loss to Springfield. Moran has six goals in twelve games since joining the Breakers last month.

Women’s team
The Terriers’ sweep of Connecticut locked up third place in the Hockey East standings. BU, which has won nine of its past 10 games and eight in a row in conference play, will take on New Hampshire in the conference tournament quarterfinals on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Walter Brown Arena. Game time is 3 p.m.
Senior captain Jenn Wakefield is one of thirty players nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey. She leads Hockey East in scoring with 47 points and is second in goal-scoring with 23.

Tara Watchorn, Isabel Menard and Marie-Philip Poulin were named to Hockey East's Top Performers list for the past week.

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