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Husky skaters are on a roll

By JERRY TRECKER

Special to the Chronicle

Senior Tanner Creel continued his excellent goaltending and four different players scored Friday night as the University of Connecticut men’s hockey team made it six wins in a row and swept the season series from Northeastern.

Spencer Naas, Benjamin Freeman, Maxim Letunov and Corey Ronan backed the 34-save Creel effort as UConn recorded a 4-2 victory, the first time the Huskies had ever won in Matthews Arena. It was also the 10th league win of the season, the most for a UConn team in its four Hockey East seasons.

With a bright future beckoning, UConn (14-16-2 overall, 10-11-1 HE) finishes the regular season with a pair of home games at Hartford’s XL Center.

Boston University visits Friday (7:05 p.m., ESPN3), then it’s UMass in Hartford on February 22 (7:05 p.m., ESPN3) before coach Mike Cavanaugh’s team will turn its attention to the postseason that starts the weekend of March 2.

WOMEN

The University of Connecticut women couldn’t beat Sydney Scobee in the Vermont goal over the weekend, but senior Annie Belanger helped them salvage a point from two games when she matched Scobee’s shut-out netminding Saturday.

Belanger made 22 stops in the scoreless deadlock that left UConn (11-12-9 overall, 5-11-6 WHEA) in eighth place in the league heading into the final week when Merrimack comes to Storrs for two games.

Scobee stopped all 68 shots she saw over the two games, including 41 Friday night when Vermont scored the only goal.

 

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