Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hockey East Weekend Recap

Providence 3 @ Merrimack 2 (OT)
@ Boston University 4 Boston College 2
@ New Hampshire 5 UMass-Lowell 2
Northeastern 1 @ UMass-Amherst 0
Vermont 2 @ Maine 1

Merrimack 2 @ Providence 1
@ Boston College 5 Boston University 2
New Hampshire 5 @ UMass-Lowell 2
UMass-Amherst 6 @ Northeastern 3
Vermont 2 @ Maine 2 (OT)

Weekend Analysis

UNH continues to solidify their spot in the upper echelon of teams in the league and nationally. With their sweep of UML, UNH keeps rolling along, with a balanced offensive attack, a smooth skating defense, and an elite goaltender. This is the best team Dick Umile has had in a while.

BC and BU split their weekend series, which was to be expected. The Eagles won the season series between these two, from a league standpoint, but there is little doubt these two teams will meet again in February or March.

Maine's struggles continue. The Black Bears could only muster three goals on the weekend, leading the calls for Whitehead's dismissal to be heard louder. I've said it before, but it bears repeating. This team does not have last place talent. Something should click, but it is hard to tell when. This should have been the weekend, playing a subpar UVM team.