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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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125 Comments

  1. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Welcome inside Lynah Rink. Teams are on the ice for intros and anthems.

  2. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Welcome inside Lynah Rink. Teams are on the ice for intros and anthems.

  3. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Merrimack going with the Babcock line to start.

  4. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Merrimack going with the Babcock line to start.

  5. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    OK, anthems are done. We’re about ready for hockey here at Lynah.

  6. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    OK, anthems are done. We’re about ready for hockey here at Lynah.

  7. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Game on between Merrimack and Cornell here at Lynah.

  8. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Game on between Merrimack and Cornell here at Lynah.

  9. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    First few shifts all Cornell but the puck has been down the Merrimack attacking end for the past several minutes. Nice bid just now as MC catches Cornell in a line change. Hussar waits, pulls his man back and flips it to Tibbet for a bid in front. Gillam thought it was by him at first.

  10. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    First few shifts all Cornell but the puck has been down the Merrimack attacking end for the past several minutes. Nice bid just now as MC catches Cornell in a line change. Hussar waits, pulls his man back and flips it to Tibbet for a bid in front. Gillam thought it was by him at first.

  11. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Delay here as they work on an ice issue.

  12. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Delay here as they work on an ice issue.

  13. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Back to action.

  14. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Back to action.

  15. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Another good chance by Tibbet off a turnover created by Seney down low.

  16. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Another good chance by Tibbet off a turnover created by Seney down low.

  17. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    14:56 left in the first, 0-0. SOG 4-2 M

  18. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    14:56 left in the first, 0-0. SOG 4-2 M

  19. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Merrimack headed on the PP with 13:34 left in the 1st. High sticking the call on CU’s Tschantz.

  20. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Merrimack headed on the PP with 13:34 left in the 1st. High sticking the call on CU’s Tschantz.

  21. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    PP negated 21 seconds in. Justin Hussar off for Merrimack after a call in the neutral zone.

  22. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    PP negated 21 seconds in. Justin Hussar off for Merrimack after a call in the neutral zone.

  23. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Interference the call.

  24. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Interference the call.

  25. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Inside Lynah Rink.

  26. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Inside Lynah Rink.

  27. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    The other side …

  28. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    All penalties are expired with 10:17 to go in the first period. 0-0.

  29. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Merrimack to head back on the PP with 9:34 to go. Holding the call on CU’s Freschi.

  30. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    0:13 left on the PP. Hussar with a shot that Gillam stops.

  31. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Cornell kills the penalty.

  32. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Cornell headed to the PP with 6:15 to go in the first period. Kolquist off for interference, I believe the call was.

  33. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Very good kill thus far by MC. 0:30 left on the PP for Cornell.

  34. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Very good kill thus far by MC. 0:30 left on the PP for Cornell.

  35. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Merrimack kills the penalty.

  36. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Merrimack kills the penalty.

  37. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Good clean hit by Petti

  38. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Good clean hit by Petti

  39. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Every time Merrimack goes to break out, Cornell backs off and plays the NZ. No real surprises there, they’re very good defensively.

  40. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Every time Merrimack goes to break out, Cornell backs off and plays the NZ. No real surprises there, they’re very good defensively.

  41. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Merrimack ices it with 18.7 left in the period.

  42. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Merrimack ices it with 18.7 left in the period.

  43. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    SOG 7-6 Cornell.

  44. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    SOG 7-6 Cornell.

  45. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Big faceoff win by Seney.

  46. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Big faceoff win by Seney.

  47. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    At the other end Seney goes hard into the end boards. He’s skating slowly back to the bench and now off the ice for the end of the period, clutching his right arm/shoulder.

  48. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    At the other end Seney goes hard into the end boards. He’s skating slowly back to the bench and now off the ice for the end of the period, clutching his right arm/shoulder.

  49. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    End of 1 — Merrimack 0, Cornell 0. SOG 8-6 Cornell. But the developing story here is Seney, who didn’t look good as he was coming off the ice.

  50. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    End of 1 — Merrimack 0, Cornell 0. SOG 8-6 Cornell. But the developing story here is Seney, who didn’t look good as he was coming off the ice.

  51. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    We’ll have to keep an eye on that as the teams come out for the second period.

  52. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    We’ll have to keep an eye on that as the teams come out for the second period.

  53. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Overall I thought that was a good period for MC. It was a return to October Merrimack. Chipping pucks deep and getting on a Cornell team that’s hard to get around. SOG read 8-6, but they flipped it. SOG were 8-6 Merrimack. Something must have been wrong there.

  54. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Overall I thought that was a good period for MC. It was a return to October Merrimack. Chipping pucks deep and getting on a Cornell team that’s hard to get around. SOG read 8-6, but they flipped it. SOG were 8-6 Merrimack. Something must have been wrong there.

  55. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Possible I read it wrong, too 🙂

  56. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Possible I read it wrong, too 🙂

  57. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    So overall a solid first period, especially on the road against a big, tough team.

  58. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    So overall a solid first period, especially on the road against a big, tough team.

  59. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Here are Cornell’s lines, just listed by height …

    6-7 — 6-2 — 6-5
    5-7 — 6-3 — 6-5
    6-0 — 5-9 — 6-2
    6-1 — 5-11 — 5-11

    6-3 — 6-3
    6-1 — 6-4
    6-5 — 6-3

    … that’s nine players that are 6-3 or over.

  60. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Here are Cornell’s lines, just listed by height …

    6-7 — 6-2 — 6-5
    5-7 — 6-3 — 6-5
    6-0 — 5-9 — 6-2
    6-1 — 5-11 — 5-11

    6-3 — 6-3
    6-1 — 6-4
    6-5 — 6-3

    … that’s nine players that are 6-3 or over.

  61. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Shot attempts 14-11 Merrimack, but MC also doing a much better job getting to the net.

  62. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Shot attempts 14-11 Merrimack, but MC also doing a much better job getting to the net.

  63. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Seney didn’t look good, but he’s coming out of the locker room for the second period. He’ll be back for Merrimack.

  64. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Seney didn’t look good, but he’s coming out of the locker room for the second period. He’ll be back for Merrimack.

  65. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Game on in the second period. Merrimack and Cornell remain 0-0.

  66. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Game on in the second period. Merrimack and Cornell remain 0-0.

  67. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    The Babcock line again starts for MC. I like that.

  68. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    The Babcock line again starts for MC. I like that.

  69. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Merrimack to the PP. Willcox off for holding the stick at 0:33 of the 2nd.

  70. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Merrimack to the PP. Willcox off for holding the stick at 0:33 of the 2nd.

  71. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    MC just had a golden few chances on the PP with Gillam scrambling but can’t put it home.

  72. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    MC just had a golden few chances on the PP with Gillam scrambling but can’t put it home.

  73. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Cornell kills the penalty.

  74. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Cornell kills the penalty.

  75. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    CORNELL GOAL: Cornell 1, Merrimack 0 with 17:00 remaining in the 2nd period.

  76. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    CORNELL GOAL: Cornell 1, Merrimack 0 with 17:00 remaining in the 2nd period.

  77. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Red enter the zone on the rush after coming through the neutral zone. Jeff Kubiak gets the goal for Cornell.

  78. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Red enter the zone on the rush after coming through the neutral zone. Jeff Kubiak gets the goal for Cornell.

  79. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Cornell going on the PP just 33 seconds after the goal. Alfred Larsson called for tripping.

  80. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Cornell going on the PP just 33 seconds after the goal. Alfred Larsson called for tripping.

  81. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    MC kills the penalty.

  82. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    MC kills the penalty.

  83. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    MC with a 2-on-1 … shot hits the post.

  84. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    MC with a 2-on-1 … shot hits the post.

  85. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Merrimack bench explodes as linesman blows an icing call. Wyszomirski tipped a puck entering the zone but called for icing.

  86. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Merrimack bench explodes as linesman blows an icing call. Wyszomirski tipped a puck entering the zone but called for icing.

  87. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Cornell headed back on the PP with 9:53 to go in the 2nd. Craig Wyszomirski off for roughing.

  88. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Cornell headed back on the PP with 9:53 to go in the 2nd. Craig Wyszomirski off for roughing.

  89. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    CORNELL GOAL: Cornell 2, Merrimack 0 with 8:58 remaining in the 2nd period.

  90. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    CORNELL GOAL: Cornell 2, Merrimack 0 with 8:58 remaining in the 2nd period.

  91. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    PP goal for Cornell. Willcox with a beautiful one-timer from the high slot.

  92. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    MC kills the penalty.

  93. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Merrimack now to the PP with 5:52 remaining in the second. Shore off for Cornell for what I believe was a trip on Babcock in the neutral zone.

  94. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Merrimack just snake-bitten. Miss an open net in the first. Post on a 2-on-1 in the second and now on the PP a shot hits Gillam and pops up and over the bar, just barely.

  95. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Cornell gets the kill.

  96. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Cornell right back to the PP with 3:37 left in the 2nd. Kolquist off for cross checking.

  97. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Nine power plays combined by the two teams in less than two periods. This is starting to feel like a Hockey East game!

  98. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    End of 2 — Cornell 2, Merrimack 0. SOG 19-19, 13-11 Cornell in the period.

  99. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    End of 2 — Cornell 2, Merrimack 0. SOG 19-19, 13-11 Cornell in the period.

  100. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Shot attempts in the second were 21-20 Cornel

  101. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Shot attempts in the second were 21-20 Cornel

  102. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Teams back out for the 3rd, and we’re underway. Cornell leads Merrimack 2-0.

  103. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Another chance by Christie right in front. Hard to tell if GIllam got a glove on it or not.

  104. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Verrrry good defensive play by Foget in the zone. Noticed an unmarked man in front and he gets him stick on stick to force a puck into the netting, instead of right on Delia.

  105. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Gustafsson gets behind the D but Gillam gloves it. 12:32 to go in the 3rd, 2-0 Cornell.

  106. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    SOG in the period just 2-0 Merrimack. Not much happening at either end here.

  107. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    9:16 to go in the 3rd, still 2-0.

  108. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    SOG still 2-0 MC in the period. Not much happening. A lot of play in the middle of the rink, no one really controlling pucks on either side. Swiped pucks, bouncing pucks, bodies bumped around. Taking shape much like Cornell, with a 2-0 lead, would prefer, I’d suspect.

  109. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    6:25 to go

  110. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Play opens up a big. Wyszomirski with a one-timer that’s stopped with 6 to play.

  111. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Merrimack hasn’t scored since the 10:18 mark two games ago. That will be a streak of 129:42 without a goal if this game goes final and MC doesn’t score.

  112. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    It could also be the fourth time in nine games MC is shutout. A span that has seen the Warriors go 1-7-1, if this score holds.

  113. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    It could also be the fourth time in nine games MC is shutout. A span that has seen the Warriors go 1-7-1, if this score holds.

  114. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Cornell doesn’t have a single SOG in the 3rd period. SOG 6-0 MC in the period with 1:00 left. Cornell leads 2-0.

  115. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Cornell doesn’t have a single SOG in the 3rd period. SOG 6-0 MC in the period with 1:00 left. Cornell leads 2-0.

  116. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Delia heads to the bench

  117. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Delia heads to the bench

  118. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    CORNELL ENG: Cornell 3, Merrimack 0 with 15.3 left in the game.

  119. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    CORNELL ENG: Cornell 3, Merrimack 0 with 15.3 left in the game.

  120. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    That was Cornell’s first SOG of the third period.

  121. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    That was Cornell’s first SOG of the third period.

  122. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    FINAL: Cornell 3, Merrimack 0. SOG 27-20 Merrimack, 6-1 Merrimack in the 3rd.

  123. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    FINAL: Cornell 3, Merrimack 0. SOG 27-20 Merrimack, 6-1 Merrimack in the 3rd.

  124. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    That will do it for our live coverage tonight. Be sure to check back later for game stories and much more.

  125. Mike McMahon

    January 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    That will do it for our live coverage tonight. Be sure to check back later for game stories and much more.

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