Two teams going in opposite directions were on display when Boston University and UMass-Lowell met in a weekend home-and-home series, and that meant bad news for the 15th-ranked Terriers.
Scott Wilson scored 5:47 into the game and the No. 12 River Hawks (18-9-2, 12-8-2 Hockey East) never looked back in beating BU, 3-1, Saturday night in Lowell.
UMass-Lowell, which increased its winning streak to four games, blanked the Terriers, 3-0, Friday night. BU is 1-5-2 in its last eight games and has scored three or more goals only twice in that span.
Evan Rodrigues scored a shorthanded goal for BU (14-4-2, 11-9-2) at 8:25 of the third period to get the Terriers within 2-1, but Joseph Pendenza restored the two-goal lead with 7:55 left.
The River Hawks dominated throughout as BU finished with only 16 shots on net and committed 14 penalties.
UNH 1, Vermont 1 — Trevor van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal at 8:53 of the third period and Casey DeSmith made 30 saves as the fifth-ranked Wildcats escaped with a tie in Burlington, Vt.
UNH has gone 1-2-3 in its last six games but the tie kept the Wildcats (17-8-5, 12-7-4) tied atop the Hockey East standings, this time with Providence, which moved past idle Merrimack. Jacob Fallon scored for Vermont (10-15-5, 7-11-5).
UMass 5, Maine 3 — Zack LaRue broke a 2-2 tie at 2:55 of the third period with his second goal of the season and the host Minutemen (11-17-2, 8-14-1 Hockey East) finished strong to knock off the Black Bears (9-17-6, 5-12-6) and gain a split of the weekend series.
Brown 3, Quinnipiac 3 — Jeff Ryan and Chris Zaires scored in the final 2:16 and the Bears (10-11-6, 6-8-6 ECAC) stunned the top-ranked Bobcats (22-4-5, 16-1-3) by rallying for a tie in Hamden, Conn.
Jeremy Langlois gave Quinnipiac a 3-1 edge by beating Anthony Borelli (35 saves) 29 seconds into the third period. But Ryan answered at 17:44 and Zaires got the equalizer with 59 seconds left.
Harvard 6, Clarkson 2 — Kyle Crisculo and Greg Gozzo each scored twice and the visiting Crimson (8-16-3, 5-13-2 ECAC) had no trouble with the Golden Knights (9-17-6, 8-9-3).
Yale 4, Princeton 3 — Carson Cooper scored with 1:56 left as the No. 13 Bulldogs (14-10-3, 10-9-1 ECAC) rallied past the host Tigers (9-14-4, 7-10-3).
Dartmouth 3, St. Lawrence 2 — Tim O’Brien scored a pair of goals and the 19th-ranked Big Green (16-12-4, 9-7-4 ECAC) rallied past the Saints (13-10-4, 9-8-3) in Canton, N.Y.
Holy Cross 4, AIC 1 — Shayne Stockton and Brandon Nunn each scored twice — all on the power play — and the host Crusaders (16-12-3, 12-9-3 Atlantic Hockey) beat the Yellow Jackets (9-15-6, 6-12-6).
UConn 6, Army 3 — Sean Ambrosie scored twice and the visiting Huskies (16-13-3, 13-10-2) beat the Black Knights (7-17-5, 7-12-5) to move past Holy Cross into third place in Atlantic Hockey.
Sacred Heart 3, Bentley 1 — Chad Barthelmess had a goal and an assist and the host Pioneers (2-26-3, 2-19-3 Atlantic Hockey) edged the Falcons (12-16-3, 10-12-3).
BC 1, Vermont 1 — Roxanne Douville made 53 saves for the Catamounts (8-19-4, 6-10-4 Hockey East) but Alex Carpenter scored her 31st goal with 3:22 left in the game to give the No. 2 Eagles (24-5-3, 16-2-2) a tie in Burlington, Vt.
BU 7, UConn 5 — Jenelle Kohanchuk and Sarah Lefort each scored twice and Kayla Tutino broke a 5-5 tie 4:43 into the final period as the fourth-ranked Terriers (22-5-3, 17-2-1 Hockey East) escaped with the home win over the Huskies.
Clarkson 3, Harvard 1 — Vanessa Gagnon had a goal and an assist as the No. 7 Golden Knights (26-8-0, 18-4-0) got past the No. 5 Crimson (20-5-3, 16-3-2). Miye D’Oench scored for Harvard.