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March 9, 1998

Gionta leads nation's freshmen in scoring; Reasoner earns share of HOCKEY EAST scoring crown

Boston College freshman forward Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) earned HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week honors and junior forward/captain Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) captured HOCKEY EAST Co-Player of the Week honors for the week ending March 8, according to an announcement by the league office.

In its two games last week, Boston College defeated UMass-Amherst, 6-1, on March 4, and tied Northeastern, 6-6, on March 7.

The Eagles completed the regular season with a 22-8-5 record, including a 15-5-4 HOCKEY EAST record. BC finished in second place in the league standings, and will host seventh-place finisher Providence in the tournament's quarterfinal (best-of-three series) round. The games will be played in BC's Kelley Rink on Thursday, March 12; Friday, March 13; and Saturday, March 14 (if necessary).

Gionta registered two goals and four assists in the Eagles' two games last week. In the win at UMass-Amherst, the right wing recorded two goals and two assists. In the tie at Northeastern, Gionta picked up two assists, including one on Reasoner's game-tying goal at 15:55 of the final period.

The right wing has 26 goals and 27 assists in 33 games this season, tops among the nation's freshmen. In league play, Gionta registered 22 goals and 16 assists in 24 games. He led all league players in goals and tied for the lead in power-play goals (10).

Reasoner registered four goals and three assists in the two games. In the tie at Northeastern, the junior recorded his first collegiate hat trick, finishing with three goals and one assist. Two of his three tallies came in the third period, including the game-tying goal with just under four minutes remaining. At UMass-Amherst on March 4, the center had one goal and two assists. One of his assists came on Gionta's third-period power-play goal.

The All-America and Hobey Baker candidate now ranks second in the nation in scoring. He has 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points in 35 games. He shared the league scoring title with New Hampshire senior Tom Nolan. Both players finished with 42 points in 24 league games.

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