Men's Hockey

Around The Links (5/2/16): Tavernier Keeps Scoring in Playoffs

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— Merrimack recruit Sami Tavernier had an assist in Game 1 of the NAHL South Finals for the Topeka Roadrunners. The Roadrunners lost to Wichita Falls in Game 1 and scored a goal as Topeka attempted a comeback in Game 2 but fell just short in a 5-4 loss.

— The Charlotte Checkers website reviewed its goaltenders from this past season, including Merrimack alum Rasmus Tirronen. Tirronen is a restricted free agent this summer, meaning that the Carolina Hurricanes retain his rights if they extend him a qualifying offer. His 2015-16 contract was for $645,000 at the NHL level and $65,000 if in the minor leagues.

— Former Merrimack SID Aaron Todd has accepted a position at St. Lawrence as associate athletic director. Todd is an SLU alum. Merrimack travels to SLU early next season as part of a trip that also includes a game at Clarkson.

— Connor Toomey has helped lead the Peoria Rivermen to the SPHL Finals where they were stunned, 3-2 in overtime, in Game 1 against Pensacola.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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