1. Boston College Eagles: (2-0-0) (W, 5-2 MSU, W, 6-2 ND)
Two dominating performances over Michigan State and North Dakota in the Ice Breaker keep the #1 nationally ranked Eagles first in these power rankings as well. Boston College had to like what they saw from junior Chris Kreider (3 points ) and Hockey East Freshman of the Week Johnny Gaudreau (4 points).
Next: 10/14 vs. DU, 10/15 @ UNH
2. Boston University Terriers: (1-0-0) (W, 5-0 UNH)
The other school on Commonwealth Avenue also impressed in their opener, as the Terriers earned a shutout home win over rival UNH. Kieran Millan made 35 saves and Wade Megan scored the game winner for BU.
Next: 10/14 @ PC, 10/15 vs. DU
3. Merrimack Warriors: (1-0-0) (W, 2-1 ME)
The Warriors traveled to Orono for their opener and continued where they left off a season ago. The Merrimack penalty kill was terrific, killing nine Maine power-play chances.
Next: 10/15 vs. Army
4. Maine Black Bears: (1-1-0)( L, 2-1 MC, W, 6-3 NU)
The loss of Gustav Nyquist was much more apparent during Friday’s loss than it was on Sunday afternoon when the Black Bears exploded for six goals against Northeastern. Brian Flynn (5 points) was named Hockey East Player of the Week.
Next: 10/14 @ ND, 10/15 @ ND
5. New Hampshire Wildcats: (0-1-0)(L, 5-0 BU)
The Wildcats will try to regroup this weekend after being blown out by the BU Terriers last Saturday. The absence of Paul Thompson and Mike Sislo was most evident on the UNH power-play which went 0 for 6.
Next: 10/14 @ NU, 10/15 vs. BC
6. Vermont Catamounts: (0-0-0)(OFF)
Next: 10/14 vs. U18 (exhibition)
7. Massachusetts Minutemen: (0-0-1)(T, 3-3 NU)
UMass played well on Friday and came within two seconds of an opening night win in a tough environment at Northeastern. The Minutemen did get a lot of positive performances, including 29 saves from freshman goalie Kevin Boyle.
Next: 10/14 vs. Bentley, 10/15 @ PC
8. Northeastern Huskies (0-1-1)(T, 3-3 UMA, L 6-3 ME)
The Jim Madigan era started with an electrifying tie at home and a lackluster Sunday afternoon loss on the road. The Huskies defense will need to improve in the coming weeks, as they gave up nine goals on 70 shots in the first two games.
Next: 10/14 vs. UNH
9. Providence Friars (0-0-0)(OFF)
Next: 10/14 vs. BU, 10/15 vs. UMA
10. UMass Lowell (0-0-0)(T, 3-3 UNB, exhibition)
Next: 10/14 @ MSU, 10/15 @ MSU, 10/18 vs. UC