From now on I’ll be posting each Monday night (when possible) to update everyone on the weekly polls and Hockey East awards if applicable.

UMass makes its first appearance in the USCHO poll, checking in at #17.  The Minutemen are still on the outside looking in of the USA Today/USA Hockey poll as they’re currently second in the also receiving votes category.

The team will be facing the Hockey East POTW this coming weekend as Friar forward Matt Bergland won the honor with his four goal weekend.  Justin Braun and James Marcou are both listed as Top Performers while David Boehm, Mike Marcou, and Matt Irwin are all named in the milestones section.

Weekend Recap; Power Rankings; Quick Signs Extension

Well nothing too out of the ordinary occurred in Hockey East in the Saturday/Sunday games.  Lowell beat Northeastern while Maine lost their second game of the weekend, to UNH this time.  Providence completed their sweep of Bowling Green and now coming into this weekend series against UMass with a surprising 4-1-0 record.  BU stopped their two game losing streak by defeating Michigan at home while Merrimack is still undefeated at home at 4-0 with a win over UConn.

Nationally both the #1 and #2 ranked teams fell this weekend as Miami lost to Michigan State while Alaska-Anchorage beat North Dakota.


Here’s a recap of Friday’s game from the Collegian with a really odd picture.


INCH’s power rankings are out with UMass moving up two spots to #16.


Jon Quick was rewarded for this strong play to start the season with a three year extension, though his coach Terry Murray says he wants to talk to him about his lack of concentration.


I’ve added my recommendations for those heading to Amherst from out of town to my Road Trip page.