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)
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)
PRICE: $5 each; limit 1
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREGAME FAN PARTY
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
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
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