Men’s Ice Hockey Takes on Eagles in Pivotal Series


Date Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 // 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 // 4:30 pm
Matchup Merrimack (7-19-3, 5-11-3 HEA)

Boston College (17-8-1, 10-6-0 HEA)
Location Lawler Rink // North Andover, Mass.

Conte Forum // Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team continues to battle for its playoff life when it takes on Boston College in a home-and-home two-game series.
Saturday’s game is set to be broadcast regionally on NESN.
Due to enhanced security regulations in place on campus, fans are encouraged to arrive to Lawler Rink EARLY on game days.  
Please note the following parking restrictions for all games: 

  • Lot F (MAC) is a reserved parking area.
  • Lot G (Deegan/Fenton Road) is reserved for GAME DAY STAFF ONLY. 
  • Fans are encouraged to park in Lot H (Sakowich) or Lot M (Athletics District)! 

Click here to view campus map. 

Ticket Prices:

Reserved: $20

Military/First Responder/Youth (U-12)/Senior (65+): $15 

Faculty/Staff: $10 

Merrimack Students w/ valid Mack Card: FREE while supplies last! 


Reserved: $23

Military/First Responder/Youth (U-12)/Senior (65+): $17

Faculty/Staff: $10 

Merrimack Students w/ valid Mack Card: FREE while supplies last! 

Five Things To Know

  • Merrimack played one of its best games of the season last Friday night at Boston University. Jere Huhtamaa turned in the best effort of his collegiate career when he stopped 36 shots and Tyler Irvine had three points in a 5-1 win over the Terriers at Agganis Arena. On Saturday, a four-goal second period from UMass Lowell proved to be too much for the Warriors, as they fell to their rival by a 4-3 final at Lawler Rink. Chase Gresock had a goal and an assist for the home side.
  • Senior Sami Tavernier has been red hot over the past few weeks. He enters the weekend against the Eagles with at least a point in his past seven games, which ties a career high that he set during his freshman campaign. He has amassed 10 points during his current streak on four goals and six assists.
  • Tyler Irvine has been enjoying a stellar senior season and is on the cusp of making history with just five games to play in the regular season. Entering the weekend, he has 26 points in 27 games, which has him just shy of a point-per-game pace. The last Warrior to average a point-per-game while playing a full season was Mike Collins, who had 38 points in 38 games during the 2012-13 campaign.
  • Merrimack rewrote the history books Friday night at Boston University. Irvine and Logan Drevitch scored shorthanded goals just 11 minutes apart during the second period, which was the first time the Warriors have scored multiple shorthanded goals in a game, and in a period, since the 2010-11 season.
  • The Eagles enter the weekend coming off a Beanpot consolation game win Monday over Harvard. Jack McBain scored twice and Matt Boldy tallied three points in a 7-2 drubbing of the Crimson. Julius Mattila leads BC with 34 points in just 26 games and freshman goalie Spencer Knight has led the way in goal with a 16-8-1 record.

Inside the Matchup:

Merrimack (7-19-3, 5-11-3 HEA) Category #7/6 Boston College (17-8-1, 10-6-0 HEA)
2/8 vs #14/14 UMass Lowell (L, 4-3) Last Time Out 2/10 vs #18 Harvard (W, 7-2)
2.59 Scoring Offense 3.81
3.66 Scoring Defense 2.23
26.8 Shots/Game 31.5
27.2 Shots Allowed/Game 28.4
23-120 PPG-Chances 26-106
19.2% PP% 24.5
81-101 PK-Chances 82-103
80.2% PK% 79.6%
144-367 Penalties-PIM 121-316
12.7 PIM/Game 12.2
783-924 Faceoffs (W-L) 819-748
45.9% Faceoff % 52.3%

Up Next
The Warriors have another home-and-home series, this time against #14/14 Providence. Merrimack travels to Schneider Arena Friday, Feb. 21 for a 7:15 pm puck drop, before the teams meet against Saturday at Lawler Rink for a 7 pm start. Saturday’s game is also Senior Night for the Warriors.

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