Merrimack College goaltender Rasmus Tirronen will be a game-time decision this weekend when the Warriors play Boston University in a home-and-home series, according to Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy.
In a session with the media on Thursday, Dennehy said Tirronen had yet to be cleared. In a podcast with Merrimack radio analyst Mike Machnik last week between periods of a game against Clarkson, Tirronen confirmed that he suffered a concussion on Nov. 21, when Torin Snydeman collided with him in the crease just 20 seconds into the game. Snydeman’s elbow made contact with Tirronen’s helmet, and he was suspended one game by Hockey East following the play.
“Even if he gets cleared, you need to get some practice under your belt,” Dennehy said of Tirronen. “He’ll be a game-time decision (this weekend).”
Since taking over for Tirronen, freshman goaltender Collin Delia has posted a .955 save percentage; the Warriors have gone 3-1 in Tirronen’s absence.
Mike McMahon covers Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report as well as on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN