After a tie at Colorado College last Friday, followed by a win at Denver Saturday, UNH (9-1-2) gets back to league play Friday and Saturday when it squares off against UMass-Lowell (4-5-1). Sophomore forward Grayson Downing and junior forward Kevin Goumas both had big weekends, with their first career hat tricks against Denver. Goumas won Hockey East Player of the Week honors with a 7-point weekend (four goals) . . . Vermont (2-7-2) travels to Maine (2-9-1) for a pair of games at Alfond Arena. The Black Bears are 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between the teams . . . UMass (4-5-2) takes on Northeastern (4-7-1) in a home-and-home series, and Providence (6-5-1) squares off with Merrimack (4-6-2) with one game at each school.
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