Rangers prospect Tyler Wall and the UMass Lowell River Hawks captured the 2017 Hockey East title after defeating Boston College, 4-3, Saturday night in Boston.
Wall made 38 saves for his 25th win of the season and was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament team. His 25 wins this season are tops among freshman goaltenders in the NCAA. UMass will now face Cornell in the opening round of the NCAA national tournament next week.
Forward Ryan Gropp scored a goal Saturday in Seattle's loss to Portland in the Western Hockey League. The 2015 second round pick has four goals in his last three games, and 35 goals and 48 assists for 83 points this season, all of which are career-highs with the Thunderbirds. Gropp and Seattle have one game remaining in the regular season.
Defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy tallied two assists Saturday for Regina. The 2015 third round pick has 40 points in 63 games this season and is a plus-72 with the Pats.
Over in the Ontario Hockey League, defenseman Sean Day had an assist in Windsor's 4-3 win over Saginaw Saturday night. He finished the season with 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points in 63 games, setting career-highs in all three categories.
Forward Tim Gettinger registered an assist Sunday in Sault Ste. Marie's 6-4 win over London in the Greyhounds' regular season finale. The 2016 fifth round pick set career-highs with 31 goals and 23 assists for 54 points in 62 games.
Ryan Graves, Taylor Beck and Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves each scored in Hartford's 6-4 loss to Hershey Saturday night. Beck also had two assists and Graves also added a helper of his own. Marek Hrivik had a pair of assists.