Polls & Awards

Hockey East represents three spots in the nation’s top five teams in this week’s USCHO poll with Boston University #3, Saturday’s opponent, Merrimack, coming in at #4, and Boston College at #5. With their sweep of UMass, Lowell moved into the top ten at #9. Maine is the last league representative in the rankings at #15. Much the same in the USA Hockey/USA Today poll

Deservingly, UMass did not have any award winners or top performers this past week in Hockey East. Northeastern’s Cody Ferriero, who UMass will see Friday, was Player of the Week

The Daily Collegian reminds us that UMass needs to improve on the penalty kill (or stop taking penalties altogether, which gets my vote)

Dick Baker has his non-published thoughts on Saturday’s disappointing loss.

If Casey Wellman wants to deliver nasty hits along the boards he may want to learn how to fight.