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March 21, 2014

UMass Lowell looks to repeat at Hockey East tourney

Hot goalie leads No.7 ranked River Hawks against Irish

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SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH

No. 8 seed Notre Dame (23-13-2, 9-9-2 HEA) comes into Hockey East Championship weekend having won eight of its last 10 games (8-1-1 record).

The Fighting Irish defeated No. 1 seed Boston College last weekend in the Hockey East quarterfinals with scores of 7-2, 2-4 and 4-2.

Senior forward T.J. Tynan leads Notre Dame with 37 points (8g, 29a) in 39 games, which is tied for 10th among Hockey East skaters.

His 29 assists are tied for fifth best in the league.

Senior Steven Summerhays has started 35 of 38 games for the Fighting Irish this season.

He has amassed a 21-12-2 record with a 1.95 GAA and a .928 save percentage.

His GAA is second in the conference and his save percentage in fourth among Hockey East netminders.

RIVER HAWKS TOUGH IN HOCKEY EAST TOURNEY

The River Hawks own a 33-42-3 all-time record in the Hockey East tournament a 26-26-2 in the Hockey East quarterfinal round and a 4-11 record in the semifinal round.

UMass Lowell won all four games in the tournament in March of 2013 en route to its first Hockey East tournament title in school history.

It marked the third straight season the River Hawks have hosted the quarterfinals, after a nine-year hosting drought in Lowell.

Head Coach Norm Bazin owns a 7-3 all-time record in the Hockey East tournament.

UMass Lowell owns a 8-7 all-time record in the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the field.

RIVER HAWK BOAST20-WIN SEASONS

The River Hawks registered their third consecutive 20-win season for the first time in their Division I history on February 14 vs. UMass.

It marked the 16th 20-win season in program history and the 11th at the Division 1 level.

DID YOU KNOW?

Chris Maniccia leads the league in faceoff percentage at 61.9 percent.

Twelve different River Hawks have scored at least 10 points this season.

Jake’s Suter’s plus-17 plus/minus rating ranks tied for 10th among league skaters.

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