Oct. 27, 2008
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -
After helping the Boston University men's ice hockey team post a 7-2 victory over perennial power Michigan and improve its ranking to third in both national polls, senior Jason Lawrence (Saugus, Mass.) has been named the CCM/RBK Hockey East Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Lawrence scored two goals against the Wolverines and now has a team-high four tallies on the young season.
On Saturday in front of a record crowd of 6,400 at Agganis Arena, Lawrence scored two of BU's five power-play goals against Michigan, including the eventual game-winner. His tally at 6:52 of the second gave the Terriers a 3-0 lead and after the Wolverines got on the board early in the third, Lawrence answered with his second marker on the man-advantage to make it a 5-1 contest.
Lawrence, who is the oldest of the nine current Terriers to have played for the Ann Arbor-based U.S. National Development Team Program, also scored a goal in each of the Terriers' contests at Michigan last season.
Through five games this season, Lawrence has a team-high four goals and an assist for five points, which is tied for third on the squad. In his BU career, he has tallied 63 points (25g, 38a) in 119 games.
Lawrence is the second Terrier to earn the league's top weekly honor this season, as sophomore Kevin Shattenkirk took home this year's inaugural award on Oct. 13.