2014 Men's Ice Hockey Playoff Central

The Merrimack College men's ice hockey team opens up postseason action this weekend in the Hockey East Tournament First Round! The Warriors will travel to sixth-seeded Maine in a winner-take-all contest on Saturday (March 8) at Alfond Arena. 


March 8, 2014 | Hockey East Tournament First round

No. 11 Merrimack College (8-21-3, 3-15-2 HEA)
vs.
No. 6 Maine (15-13-4, 9-8-3 HEA)


Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Alfond Arena - Orono, Maine 
Links: Box Score | Recap | Video | Photos


KNOW YOUR ENEMY: Maine

Season Series: Maine swept, 2-0-0
All-Time Series: Merrimack trails, 19-62-8; 8-36-3 at Alfond Arena
Playoff History: Merrimack and Maine are meeting for the third time in four postseasons. Each of the previous two rounds were best-of-three series. In 2011, the Warriors swept Maine in two games at home before the Black Bears came out on top, 2-1, the following year in Maine.
All-Time Playoff Record: 3-5-0 
Last Postseason Meeting: Maine won series, 2-1. (2012)


TICKET INFORMATION

STUDENT TICKETS

 PRICE: $5 each; limit 1 per student
**Will include a ticket to Saturday’s game, a Merrimack College Ice Hockey T-Shirt, fan bus transportation to/from Alfond Arena, and a pregame party at a sports bar in Maine!**

HOW TO BUY: Student ticket packages will be available for purchase (MACKCard Accepted!) starting Monday night (5-7pm) at the Sakowich Center and continue at the Merrimack Box Office (10am -4pm) and at the Sakowich Center from 11am-1pm on Tuesday & Wednesday. You must sign up by end of day Wednesday to guarantee your spot on a bus!

Ultimate Warriors that have reached 75 points on the season will receive this postseason package FREE of charge! Simply confirm your attendance at ticket pick-up hours to guarantee your spot! Students will receive 10 bonus Ultimate Warrior points for their support this weekend!

FAN BUS INFORMATION: The fan bus will leave from Cascia Hall at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and return immediately following the game.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

Fans wishing to purchase tickets to Saturday's contest may do so online at this link.

**PLEASE NOTE, YOUR PURCHASE AT THIS LINK PLACES YOU ON A PRIORITY LIST AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING. AFTER PURCHASING ONLINE, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY WEDNESDAY FOR CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PURCHASE AND SEAT LOCATION(S).**

FACULTY/STAFF, SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AND SPONSORS: You will be contacted via a separate email from the Athletic Department with ticket purchasing information!

For more information, please contact the Box Office at (978) 837-5324 or athletics@merrimack.edu.


PREGAME FAN PARTY

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Join your fellow Warrior Hockey fans for a pregame rally! Location and time to be determined. 


2014 HOCKEY EAST TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round - Single Elimination (Campus sites; March 7-8, 2014)
(10) Massachusetts at (7) Vermont – Friday, 7:05pm (TV-NESN)
(9) Boston University at (8) Notre Dame – Saturday, 7:00pm
(11) Merrimack at (6) Maine – Saturday, 7:07pm

Quarterfinal Round - Best-of-Three (Campus sites; March 14-16, 2014)
Lowest Remaining Seed from 6-11 at (1) Boston College
Second-Lowest Remaining Seed from 6-11 at (2) UMass Lowell
Highest Remaining Seed from 6-11 at (3) Providence
(5) Northeastern at (4) New Hampshire

Championship Round - Single Elimination (TD Garden; March 21-22, 2014)
Semifinals on Friday, March 21 at 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Final on Saturday, March 22 at 7:00pm