Tuesday, February 23, 2010

BRIAN FLYNN HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BU Maine 025 ORONO, Maine-- After his record-setting performance over the weekend, Maine sophomore forward Brian Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) was named the Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week on Monday. It is the second Player of the Week honor for Flynn this season, who was also honored on Dec. 14.

Flynn tied a Maine school record with five goals on Friday night in Maine's 8-4 win over UMass Lowell. Gary Conn set the school record for goals in a game with five against Mount Allison on Nov. 3, 1978. Jay Mazur tied the record with five against Lowell on Feb. 7, 1987. He is one of just three players in Maine history to score five goals in a single game. Flynn also dished out two assists in the game against the River Hawks to finish with a school-record seven points in the game. Ten different players had previously scored six points in a game. He is just the fifth player in Hockey East history to tally seven points in a single game.

Flynn followed up by scoring a goal in Maine's game against the River Hawks on Saturday night to finish the weekend with six goals and two assists for eight points in two games.

Flynn is second on the team in scoring with 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points. His 36 points are tied for sixth in Hockey East. He has four power play goals and one game-winner.

Click here to see a video of Flynn's record-setting night.

Flynn and the Black Bears return to action on Friday, Feb. 26 when they travel to Merrimack for a key Hockey East series against the Warriors. The Black Bears currently sit in third place in Hockey East and are trying to clinch home ice for the upcoming Hockey East quarterfinals.



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