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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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112 Comments

  1. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Teams are on the ice for introductions and the anthem. Welcome to Thompson Arena.

  2. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Teams are on the ice for introductions and the anthem. Welcome to Thompson Arena.

  3. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Merrimack wearing road blues today, Union in home whites. Officials appear to be going over some ground rules or something.

  4. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Merrimack wearing road blues today, Union in home whites. Officials appear to be going over some ground rules or something.

  5. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Teams were ready for the draw but officials are now discussing things with both benches.

  6. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Teams were ready for the draw but officials are now discussing things with both benches.

  7. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    OK, here we go. Merrimack and Union underway.

  8. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    OK, here we go. Merrimack and Union underway.

  9. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Here’s the inside of Thompson Arena. Very cool building.

  10. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Here’s the inside of Thompson Arena. Very cool building.

  11. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Merrimack to the PP just 3:16 into the game. Union’s Roy off for tripping.

  12. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    MERRIMACK GOAL: Merrimack 1, Union 0 with 14:44 left in the first period.

  13. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Welcome back to the lineup, Brett Seney. He takes a shot in the slot that’s blocked and follows it up with his own second chance to make it 1-0 Warriors.

  14. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    It’s a PP goal for Seney. Came with 0:01 left on the penalty.

  15. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    The Seney goal is unassisted. SOG 6-1 Warriors are the moment. Very good opening 8 minutes for MC.

  16. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Union to the PP. Alex Carle off for interference.

  17. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    UNION GOAL: Merrimack 1, Union 1 with 11:19 left in the 1st period.

  18. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    The teams trade power-play goals in the first 8:41 of the game. Merrimack responding with Seney’s line first shift after the goal.

  19. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Media timeout with 8:58 left in the 1st, 1-1. SOG 6-5 Merrimack, but 4-0 Union since MC’s goal.

  20. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Media timeout with 8:58 left in the 1st, 1-1. SOG 6-5 Merrimack, but 4-0 Union since MC’s goal.

  21. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    UNION GOAL: Union 2, Merrimack 1 with 7:06 remaining in the 1st period.

  22. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    UNION GOAL: Union 2, Merrimack 1 with 7:06 remaining in the 1st period.

  23. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    First EV goal of the game, and one Vogler is going to want back. Nick Cruice down the LW side and beats him glove side.

  24. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    First EV goal of the game, and one Vogler is going to want back. Nick Cruice down the LW side and beats him glove side.

  25. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Alex Carle and Jared Kolquist get assists added on Seney’s goal.

  26. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Alex Carle and Jared Kolquist get assists added on Seney’s goal.

  27. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Merrimack back to the PP. Vecchione off. 5:40 left in the first period.

  28. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Merrimack back to the PP. Vecchione off. 5:40 left in the first period.

  29. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    No PP. Seney also gets an embellishment.

  30. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    No PP. Seney also gets an embellishment.

  31. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    3:04 left and Union’s going to the PP. Kolquist crunches his man in the corner with a cross check.

  32. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    3:04 left and Union’s going to the PP. Kolquist crunches his man in the corner with a cross check.

  33. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    MC kills it

  34. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    MC kills it

  35. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    13.3 left in the period.

  36. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    13.3 left in the period.

  37. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    End of 1: Union 2, Merrimack 1. SOG 11-7 Union.

  38. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    End of 1: Union 2, Merrimack 1. SOG 11-7 Union.

  39. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Not a good finish to the period. Merrimack had a 6-1 SOG advantage with a 1-0 lead. Outscored 2-0 the rest of the period and outshot 11-1 after taking the lead.

  40. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Not a good finish to the period. Merrimack had a 6-1 SOG advantage with a 1-0 lead. Outscored 2-0 the rest of the period and outshot 11-1 after taking the lead.

  41. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Game on in the 2nd period.

  42. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Union to the PP with 17:21 remaining in the 2nd. Cronin off for cross checking.

  43. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Union to the PP with 17:21 remaining in the 2nd. Cronin off for cross checking.

  44. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    MC kills it

  45. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    MC kills it

  46. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Vogler looks very sharp this period. Has been tested early.

  47. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Vogler looks very sharp this period. Has been tested early.

  48. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Merrimack now headed to the PP with 11:43 left. Holding is the call on Supinski. Still 2-1 Union.

  49. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Merrimack now headed to the PP with 11:43 left. Holding is the call on Supinski. Still 2-1 Union.

  50. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Union kills it

  51. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Union kills it

  52. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Media timeout. Union headed on the PP. Petti off for MC. Interference the call.

  53. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Media timeout. Union headed on the PP. Petti off for MC. Interference the call.

  54. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Pretty even period thus far

  55. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Pretty even period thus far

  56. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    8:19 left

  57. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    8:19 left

  58. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Mc kills it

  59. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Mc kills it

  60. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Bahe with a great chance 2 on 0

  61. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Bahe with a great chance 2 on 0

  62. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Supsky with th stop

  63. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Supsky with th stop

  64. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Union back to the PP with 2:10 to go in the period. Tibbet off for MC

  65. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    UNION GOAL: Union 3, Merrimack 1 with 1:07 remaining in the 2nd period.

  66. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Another PP goal for Union, as Merrimack’s PK continues to struggle.

  67. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    SOG 9-7 Union in the period.

  68. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    End of 2: Union 3, Merrimack 1. SOG 21-14 Union, 10-7 Dutch in the period.

  69. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Game on in the 3rd. Union leads 3-1.

  70. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Game on in the 3rd. Union leads 3-1.

  71. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    5 minutes into the period and not much happening.

  72. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Kolquist pinches in and takes a nice wrister through traffic but Kupsky makes the stop up near his shoulder.

  73. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    SOG fairly even at 22-18 Union, but Dutchmen have also hit three posts.

  74. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    MC to the PP with 11:17 left. Vecchione called for contact to the head.

  75. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Big PP here for Merrimack. They need to convert down two goals. Getting to that “now-or-never” point of the game.

  76. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Bad turnover at the point leads to a Union breakaway but Vogler bails MC out with a big pad stop.

  77. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    MC GOAL: Union 3, Merrimack 2 with 9:42 left in the 3rd period.

  78. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It’s a PP goal for the Warriors. Someone was jamming at a puck in front. We’ll have to see who gets credit for the goal.

  79. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Might be Hussar.

  80. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Ben Bahe

  81. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Bahe gets the goal from Biega and Lashyn

  82. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Really tight angle and not a lot of room for Bahe to sneak that in

  83. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Merrimack’s power play 2 for 3 now on the night.

  84. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    7:20 to go in the 3rd period, 3-2 Union.

  85. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    4:00 left.

  86. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    4:00 left.

  87. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Merrimack headed on the PP with 3:23 to go. Lichtenwald off for tripping Ben Bahe in the neutral zone.

  88. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Merrimack headed on the PP with 3:23 to go. Lichtenwald off for tripping Ben Bahe in the neutral zone.

  89. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Merrimack’s PP 2 for 3 tonight.

  90. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Merrimack’s PP 2 for 3 tonight.

  91. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Against a good Union PK, by the way.

  92. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Against a good Union PK, by the way.

  93. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Whoa, MC could have had a 5-on-3. Gustafsson cross checked in front but no call. MC bench seemed to want one.

  94. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Whoa, MC could have had a 5-on-3. Gustafsson cross checked in front but no call. MC bench seemed to want one.

  95. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    44 seconds left on the PP with 2:07 left. Merrimack calls a timeout with an offensive-zone draw.

  96. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    44 seconds left on the PP with 2:07 left. Merrimack calls a timeout with an offensive-zone draw.

  97. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    It’s possible MC keeps Vogler on the bench here for the final half of the PP. They’ve done that before.

  98. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    It’s possible MC keeps Vogler on the bench here for the final half of the PP. They’ve done that before.

  99. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Nope, Vogler heads back to the crease. And he’s all the way back.

  100. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Nope, Vogler heads back to the crease. And he’s all the way back.

  101. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Union wins the draw and dumps it.

  102. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Union wins the draw and dumps it.

  103. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Union kills it, 1:20 left.

  104. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Union kills it, 1:20 left.

  105. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    1min

  106. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    1min

  107. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    MC going to get a chance here. Union keeping it away from the Warriors in the final minute, MC could barely touch it, and Union ices it.

  108. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Draw coming down the Merrimack offensive zone with 16.6 left.

  109. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Union will also take its timeout to rest tired guys, so MC gets a chance to draw something up here.

  110. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    FINAL: Union 3, Merrimack 2. SOG 25-25, 11-4 Merrimack in the 3rd period.

  111. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Merrimack falls to 7-6-5 on the year, now 1-5-2 in the last 8 games. Union goes to 8-6-4 on the season and unbeaten in seven straight.

  112. Mike McMahon

    January 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    That will do it for live coverage tonight. Thanks for joining us. Make sure to check back for much more later tonight.

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