Welcome to tonight’s live blog. I’ll be dropping updates in the chat below throughout the game. Feel free to follow along if you can’t be at Lawler Arena live tonight and you can post your own questions and comments as well.
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Final: Merrimack and Dartmouth finish in a 2-2 tie. SOG 38-22 Merrimack. Attempts 80-37 Merrimack.
Timeout Merrimack with 38.8 left.
Where this is a non-conference game, I believe there will not be a shootout. If no one scores, it ends in a 2-2 tie.
End of 3: Merrimack 2, Dartmouth 2. SOG 37-21 Merrimack. Attempts 77-36 Merrimack.
Merrimack has never won a 3v3 OT game. Warriors are 0-4 this season in OT games. Dartmouth is 0-1 in OT.
Great work by Vinnell and the fourth line to create that goal. Glad to see Messner rewarded. He’s been very good all night.
MERRIMACK GOAL: Merrimack 2, Dartmouth 2 with 3:34 left in the 3rd
DARTMOUTH GOAL: Dartmouth leads 2-1 with 4:42 left.
8:35 on the clock, still tied 1-1.
PP negated by a slashing call on Mark Gallant.
5:00 and a game misconduct for Walsh, so the Warriors have to kill a 5:00 penalty and lose Walsh for the night.
I’m wrong … they’re calling it five … that surprises me. Walsh didn’t extend his arms and his hands were high because he had just cleared a puck and his hands were up on the finish.
Looking at the replay, I don’t think that’s a major. His arms were high because he had just cleared a puck
Dartmouth to the PP. Roughing call on Walsh. They’re reviewing it for a possible major.
Game on in the 3rd period
End of 2: Merrimack 1, Dartmouth 1. SOG 25-16 MC. Attempts 54-28 MC.
SOG 22-15 actually.
2:33 left in the 2nd, still 1-1. SOG 18-13 MC. Attempts 46-20 Merrimack.
We’re underway in the second period. I’m going to head downstairs to take photos, so no updates for a bit. I’ll continue to update when I get back.
End of 1: Merrimack 1, Dartmouth 1. SOG 9-9. Shot attempts 29-19 Merrimack.
Dartmouth to the PP. Arvedson off for a hook stopping a breakaway.
5:50 remaining in the 1st, still 1-1.
Shot attempts are 23-5 Warriors. SOG 7-4 Merrimack. Warriors throwing a lot at the crease.
More penalties. It will remain 5v4 as the officials are matching minors here. Forsmark off for Merrimack. 0:33 left on the Merrimack PP.
First unit out for the Warriors is Jefferies-Newton-Jandric with Drevitch-Vinnell on the points.
Merrimack is headed on the PP with 9:43 left in the first period.
In the midst of all that nonsense, we had two goals. Mac Welsher scored for the Warriors to give them 1-0 lead but the Big Green scored moments later to tie the game at 1-1. That’s where we stand with 11:00 left in the first period.
Sorry we’re having some technical issues with the live blog tonight. It’s not allowing me to type into the window so I am going to have to type from a separate screen and copy/paste! Sorry for the delay.
Merrimack and Dartmouth are underway
Merrimack and Dartmouth are on the ice for warmups and the anthem. Game wil be underway in about 3 minutes.