Mike Lundin had an assist in #1 Maine's 2-2 tie against #8 Boston University. It was Lundin's 3rd assist of the season, and 5th point. He finished a +1 with 3 shots in the game.
Art Femenella was even with 1 shot on goal in Vermont's 1-0 loss to #3 Boston College. The senior defensemen has 1 goal and no assists to go along with 16 PIM in 5 games this season for the Catamounts. Vermont is 2-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the HEAST.
Dusty Collins went scoreless with 2 PIM in Northern Michigan's 4-2 upset over #4 Miami-Ohio. The Wildcats moved to 2-2-0 in the CCHA.
UMASS completed the weekend sweep of Providence beating the Friars 3-2.
Mike Lundin's second period PPG was proven the game winner as the undefeated #1 Maine Black Bears beat Merrimack 4-1. It was Lundin's second goal of the season, his previous was also on the PP. Maine is 7-0-0 for the season and 2-0-0 in the HEAST.
Sophomore defensemen, John Wessbecker was even with 2 shots in Massachusetts' 4-1 win over Providence. Wessbecker has played in 4 of the Minutemen's 5 games this season. He has no points, is -2 with 2 PIM.
Senior Dusty Collins was even in Northern Michigan's 5-1 loss to #4 Miami. The Wildcats fell to 4-4-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the CCHA. In 9 GP, Collins has 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, is -2 and 6 PIM.
The University of Maine Black Bears and senior assistant captain Mike Lundin, fresh off their road sweep of traditional powerhouse North Dakota, are now No.1 in both US College Hockey polls. Maine is 5-0 on the year and received 34 of 40 first place votes in the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men's poll and 31 of 34 in the USA Today/America Hockey poll. The Bears moved up from No.4 in both polls last week.
Lundin, a 2004 4th round pick, has 1 goal and 2 assists on the year. The defenseman is receiving quality ice time this year as you'd expect from a senior and is a fixture on the power play. He had 3 goals and 13 assists as a junior.
Lightning NCAA Prospect Statistics Through 10/23:
Dusty Collins - C - Northern Michigan Univ., Senior:
6 GP - 1 goal, 0 assist, 1 point.
Goal scored in 3-3 tie against Wisconsin on Oct. 7.
Mike Lundin - D - Univ. of Maine, Senior:
5 GP - 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points.
Assist and PPG in 6-2 win against North Dakota on Oct 20.
Mike Lundin had an assist for Maine as the Black Bears beat Bemidji State 7-1. He had 3 shots on goal and an even rating. For the year, the senior defenseman is 0-1-1 in 2 games played with a +3 rating and no penalty minutes. Maine is ranked No.7 in the latest USCHO poll.
Joe Pearce did not play in No.1 (USCHO) Boston College's 5-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 squad. BC is 1-0 on the year in non-exhibition play and Pearce did not see action in that game. However, the senior goaltender played the third period of a 5-3 exhibition win over St. Thomas (New Brunswick) on October 7. Pearce entered the game with BC leading 3-0. He stopped 6 of 9 shots and escaped with a 5-3 win. Vancouver first rounder Cory Schneider remains the No.1 in BC.