2011-12 Merrimack Hockey News

May 22, 2012
Team Impact Video Featuring Merrimack Hockey
Team Impact, which connected the Merrimack hockey program to 12-year old Tim Burke, produced a video highlight the special relationship that has formed.

May 1, 2012
Cannata Named MVP at Banquet; Captains, Schedule to Date Announced for 2012-13
Joe Cannata was named MVP of the Merrimack hockey team, while Jordan Heywood, Kyle Bigos, and Brendan Ellis) were named captains for the 2012-13 season.

April 25, 2012
Cannata, Daugherty Win Player of the Year Awards
Joe Cannata and April Daugherty won the annual Merrimack Male and Female Athletes of the Year awards, while Robbie Sabadoz and Jessica Peacock were named the Scholar Athletes of the Year.

April 23, 2012
Finalists Announced for Male Athlete of the Year; Vote Online Today
Joe Cannata, Shawn Loiseau, and Corey Lunney have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Male Athlete of the Year.

April 20, 2012
Finalists Announced for Male Scholar Athlete of the Year; Vote Online Today
Ryan Flanigan, Petar Golijanin, and Robbie Sabadoz have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

April 17, 2012
Merrimack Announces Team Finalists for Community Service Award; Vote Online Today
The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse teams have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Team Community Service Award winner.

April 16, 2012
Merrimack Hockey All Access to Air on Fox College Sports Atlantic Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Merrimack Hockey All Access will air on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. nationally on Fox College Sports Atlantic.

April 10, 2012
Flanigan Named Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American
Ryan Flanigan was named a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American.

April 4, 2012
Cannata Named Second Team All-American
Joe Cannata was named a second-team All-American Friday night, becoming the second Merrimack player in two years to earn the prestigious honor.

March 30, 2012
Hockey Banquet Set for May 1; Register Online Today!
For the third straight year, the Merrimack hockey program will host its end-of-season banquet at the Andover Country Club on May 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

March 27, 2012
Cannata Named a New England All-Star
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Joe Cannata (Wakefield, MA) was named a New England Division I All-Star for the second straight season on Tuesday.

March 26, 2012
New York Times: All-Access Hockey Broadcasts Spread to Campuses
Merrimack was recently featured in a New York Times article which highlighted Merrimack Hockey All-Access.

March 24, 2012
Karl Stollery Signs with Lake Erie of American Hockey League
Captain Karl Stollery (Camrose, AB) became the fourth Merrimack player to sign this week after inking an amateur tryout contract with Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.

March 19, 2012
Flanigan, Todd Sign with Hamilton of American Hockey League
Merrimack forwards Ryan Flanigan and Jesse Todd have signed amateur tryout contracts with Hamilton of the American Hockey League.

March 15, 2012
Cannata, Stollery Named Hockey East All-Stars
Joe Cannata was named a Hockey East first team all-star while Karl Stollery was named a second team all-star as announced by the league at its annual banquet Thursday.

March 14, 2012
Vancouver Sun: Canucks High on Goalie Cannata
He is a collegiate goalie from Massachusetts, a combination that has already proven to be an excellent one for the Vancouver Canucks.

March 12, 2012
Merrimack Fans Take over Maine During Playoff Series
Over 200 students, 10% of the student-body, made the trip to Orono for the playoff series last weekend.

March 11, 2012
Merrimack to Host Pregame Party at The Sports Arena Sunday in Bangor at 4 p.m.
Merrimack will host a pregame party before Game 3 on Sunday of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at The Sports Arena in Bangor, Maine.

March 11, 2012
#14 Merrimack Edged by #10 Maine 2-1 in Game 3
#14 Merrimack saw its season likely come to an end Sunday, falling to #10 Maine 2-1 in the decisive game three of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at Alfond Arena.

March 10, 2012
#14 Merrimack Evens Series with 5-2 Victory
Rhett Bly notched his first career two-goal game as #14 Merrimack evened its best-of-three quarterfinal series, defeating #10 Maine 5-2 at Alfond Arena to force a decisive game three Sunday.

March 9, 2012
Merrimack and Maine Meet Again in the Hockey East Quarterfinals; Watch on WBIN and Fox College Sports
Merrimack will take on Maine yet against in the HEA Quarterfinals beginning Friday at Orono. The Merrimack Sports Network will broadcast all games locally on WBIN and games 1 and 3 on Fox College Sports Pacific.

March 9, 2012
#14 Merrimack Edged by #10 Maine 2-1 in Game 1 of Quarterfinals
Joe Cannata made 40 saves, but Mike Collins’ power play goal was all #14 Merrimack could muster as #10 Maine edged the Warriors 2-1 in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at Alfond Arena.

March 7, 2012
Merrimack to Broadcast Hockey East Quarterfinal Series on WBIN, Fox College Sports
The Merrimack Sports Network will televise all three games of Merrimack’s Hockey East Quarterfinal series with #10 Maine live on WBIN and games one and three live nationally on Fox College Sports Pacific.

March 6, 2012
Merrimack All-Access to Debut Friday at 6:30 p.m. on WBIN
Merrimack All-Access, a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a Merrimack College Warrior, will debut Friday night at 6:30 p.m. on WBIN in high definition.

March 3, 2012
#12 Merrimack Rallies for 5-3 Win over UMass; Heads to Maine for Quarterfinals
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – #12 Merrimack rallied for three goals in a 5:54 span in the third period to defeat UMass 5-3 at a sold out Lawler Arena Saturday night in the final game of the regular season.

March 2, 2012
#12 Merrimack Concludes Regular Season with UMass; Three Points Clinches Home Ice
Merrimack's magic number to clinch home ice in the playoffs for the second straight year is three. The Warriors visit UMass Friday at 7 before hosting UMass Saturday at 7.

March 2, 2012
#12 Merrimack Falls to UMass 5-1; Hosts UMass Saturday in Regular Season Finale
T.J Syner scored the game-winner in the third period and added an assist as the University of Massachusetts clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over #12 Merrimack Friday night at the Mullins Center.

March 1, 2012
Friday’s Hockey Game to be Televised Live on Universal Sports Network
Friday's Merrimack game at UMass will be televised live on Universal Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m.

February 28, 2012
Merrimack to Host MIAA Super-8 Division IA Tournament for Second Straight Year
Merrimack College will once again host the Massachusetts Super 8 Tournament, which will crown the Division 1-A state champion in boys hockey.

February 27, 2012
Fan Appreciation Night Set for Saturday; $5 Tickets Available in Advance
Aiming for home ice in the playoffs, #12 Merrimack will host Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday at 7 p.m. against UMass.

February 25, 2012
Collins Scores Twice as #12/13 Merrimack Ties #7 Lowell 2-2
Mike Collins scored a pair of power play goals as #12/13 Merrimack concluded a three-point weekend, tying #7 UMass Lowell 2-2 Saturday night at the Tsongas Center.

February 24, 2012
Merrimack Launches Cannataforhobey.com
Merrimack has launched Cannataforhobey.com to help promote senior goaltender Joe Cannata in his quest for the Hobey Baker.

February 24, 2012
#12/13 Hockey Hosts #7 Lowell in Showdown Friday; Game is Sold Out to Public
With four regular season games left, #12/13 Merrimack looks to improve its outlook for home ice and the NCAA Tournament with a home-and-home against #7 Lowell this weekend.

February 24, 2012
Velleca Leads #12/13 Merrimack to 5-2 Win Over #7 Lowell; Merrimack Ties Maine for 4th
Jeff Velleca tied a career-high with two goals and four points as #12/13 Merrimack scored three first-period goals in a 5-2 victory over #7 UMass Lowell in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena Friday night.

February 22, 2012
Merrimack Home Hockey Jerseys on Sale at Special Price
Merrimack home hockey jerseys are currently on sale at the special price of only $99 through the end of the week at the Merrimack Bookstore.

February 18, 2012
#9 Merrimack Edged Late by #3/4 BC 2-1 at Sold Out Lawler
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Paul Carey scored with 5:31 to play giving #3/4 Boston College the weekend sweep following a 2-1 victory over #9 Merrimack in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

February 17, 2012
#9 Merrimack to Battle #3/4 Boston College This Weekend; Saturday at Sold Out Lawler
Merrimack's push to the playoff continues against #3/4 BC this weekend, beginning Friday at Conte Forum at 7 p.m. and continuing Saturday at Lawler at 7 p.m. Both games are sold out.

February 17, 2012
#9 Merrimack Defeated by #3/4 BC 4-2; Rematch Saturday at Sold Out Lawler
#3/4 Boston College took a commanding 4-0 lead, defeating #9 Merrimack 4-2 as head coach Jerry York became the second college hockey coach to win 900 games before 7,390 fans Friday night at Conte Forum.

February 11, 2012
#8 Merrimack Ties UNH 1-1; Cannata Makes 40 Saves
Joe Cannata made 40 saves as #8 Merrimack played to a 1-1 tie with the University of New Hampshire Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Lawler Arena.

February 10, 2012
#8 Merrimack Opens Big Weekend at #7 Lowell Friday; Hosts UNH on NESN Saturday
#8 Merrimack will face #7 Lowell in the first-ever top-10 matchup in Division I between the two teams before hosting UNH Saturday in a game televised live on NESN.

February 10, 2012
#8 Merrimack Falls to #7 Lowell 3-0; Back in Action Saturday at Home vs. UNH on NESN
Thirty-nine saves from Joe Cannata were not enough as Derek Arnold scored two third-period goals as #7 UMass Lowell defeated #8 Merrimack 3-0 with three third-period tallies in front of 5,093 at the Tsongas Center Friday night.

February 7, 2012
Merrimack Hockey All-Access Coming March 2012
Coming March 2012: Director Max Collins takes you behind-the-scenes of what it takes to be a Merrimack College Warrior

February 4, 2012
Velleca’s Goal with Two Seconds Left Gives #4 Merrimack 4-3 Win at UMass
AMHERST, MA – Jeff Velleca (scored with two seconds left in regulation to give #4 Merrimack the 4-3 victory at Massachusetts Saturday night.

February 3, 2012
Warrior Whiteout: #4 Hockey Hosts #3 BU Friday at 7 on WBIN and Fox College Sports
#4 Merrimack will go for a share of first place Friday when it hosts #4 BU at 7 pm in arguably the biggest regular season game ever at Lawler.

February 3, 2012
#4 Merrimack Falls to #3 BU 4-1 at Sold Out Lawler
In the first-ever top-10 matchup at Lawler Arena, #3 Boston University ended #4 Merrimack’s two-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Friday night at a sold out Lawler Arena.

February 1, 2012
Flanigan Selected as Finalist For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
North Andover, Mass. – Senior Captain Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, NY) has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, joining nine other NCAA men’s ice hockey student-athletes who excel on and off the ice.

February 1, 2012
Whiteout Set for Friday’s Showdown with #3 BU on WBIN and Fox College Sports
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Fans are encouraged to wear white Friday as #4 Merrimack takes on #3 BU Friday at 7 pm in the first-ever top-five matchup at Lawler Arena.

January 31, 2012
Merrimack Hockey Adds New Teammate Through Team IMPACT
Merrimack hockey recently added another team member to its nationally ranked roster. The warriors welcomed their newest teammate on the ice at the Fenway Park Holiday Skate on January 3rd. Eleven year old Tim Burke woke up at six o’clock in the morning before the 7pm event. “I was so excited to meet the team, I couldn’t sleep. It ended up being even better than I expected,” he said.

January 29, 2012
#5 Merrimack Hosts Providence Sunday (4 p.m.) on WBIN and Fox College Sports Atlantic
Less than 150 tickets remain for Sunday's Merrimack hockey game against Providence at 4 p.m. Kids fest begins at 3 p.m. with a free open skate to follow. Fans must bring their own skates.

January 29, 2012
#5 Merrimack Defeats Providence 4-2 Sunday at Sold Out Lawler
Karl Stollery had a goal and an assist, while Joe Cannata had 37 saves as #5 Merrimack defeated Providence 4-2 in front of a sold out crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena Sunday afternoon.

January 23, 2012
An Update and Statement from Merrimack Senior Carter Madsen
Recovering at a local New Hampshire hospital, Carter Madsen released the following statement on Monday.

January 23, 2012
Hockey's Alumni Game Set For February 11
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack hockey team has announced its annual alumni game will be held on Saturday, February 11 before the #5 ranked Warriors take on UNH in a big Hockey East matchup that will be broadcasted live on NESN at Lawler Arena.

January 21, 2012
Heffernan Gives #6/7 Merrimack the 3-2 OT Win at UNH
Playing in his first game since December 2, John Heffernan (Scituate, MA) scored 19 seconds into overtime as #6/7 Merrimack defeated New Hampshire 3-2 Saturday night at the Whittemore Center.

January 20, 2012
#6/7 Hockey Hosts UNH Friday at 7 p.m. to Open Home-and-Home Series
Less than 300 tickets remain for Merrimack's 7 p.m. home game Friday with UNH, which is a rematch of last year's Hockey East semifinals.

January 20, 2012
#6/7 Merrimack Edged by New Hampshire, 2-1 at a Sold Out Lawler
Two UNH goals 28 seconds apart in the first period was the difference as the visiting Wildcats handed #6/7 Merrimack a 2-1 loss in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena Friday night.

January 18, 2012
Vote Joe Cannata for the Hobey Baker Award
Senior goaltender Joe Cannata is on this year’s Hobey Baker ballot as the top college hockey player in the country.

January 17, 2012
Joe Cannata Featured During Saturday's Hockey Telecast
Hobey Baker Candidate Joe Cannata was featured during Merrimack's television broadcast against Maine on January 14.

January 16, 2012
Cannata Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week; Hockey #6/7 Nationally
Hobey Baker candidate Joe Cannata (Wakefield, MA) was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season as hockey moved up to ##th in the national polls.

January 14, 2012
Cannata Makes 39 Saves as #7 Merrimack Draws Maine 2-2
Joe Cannata made 39 saves, five in overtime as #7 Merrimack achieved a three-point weekend, tying Maine 2-2 in front of 2,412 fans at Lawler Arena Saturday.

January 13, 2012
#7 Merrimack Back at Home; Hosts Maine Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at Special 5 pm Start
#7 Merrimack returns home this weekend for a pair of games against Maine. Saturday's game is at a special 5 pm start on WBIN-TV.

January 13, 2012
Flanigan, Todd Tie Career-Highs as #7 Merrimack Rolls 6-2 over Maine
Ryan Flanigan tied a career-high with four points, while Jesse Todd matched his career-best with three points as #7 Merrimack downed Maine 6-2 in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena Friday.

January 9, 2012
Toomey Named Rookie of the Week; Hockey Ranked 7th Nationally
Freshman Connor Toomey was named the Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week Monday.

January 8, 2012
Toomey Scores Twice as #6/7 Merrimack Rallies for 2-2 Tie at #4 Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Connor Toomey scored twice, including the game-tying goal with 1:10 to play in regulation as #6/7 Merrimack tied #4/4 Boston College 2-2 in front of 7,114 fans at Conte Forum Sunday afternoon.

January 6, 2012
#7/6 Merrimack Falls to #10/11 Boston University 4-2 Friday
BOSTON, MA – Forty-four shots were not enough Friday night as #7/6 Merrimack fell to #10/11 Boston University 4-2 in front of 5,381 fans at Agganis Arena.

January 6, 2012
January 14 Televised Game Against Maine Moved to 5 p.m.
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Saturday, January 14 televised game against Maine at Lawler Arena has been moved to 5 p.m.

January 5, 2012
#6/7 Hockey Opens Big Weekend at #11/10 Boston University Friday
#6/7 Merrimack opens a big weekend Friday at #11/10 Boston University at 7 p.m. before heading to #4 Boston College Sunday at 1 p.m.

January 4, 2012
Merrimack Enjoys Holiday Skate at Fenway Park
Over 100 alumni, supporters, season-ticket holders and friends joined the Merrimack hockey team on the ice at Fenway Park Tuesday night for a special holiday skate.

January 4, 2012
Boston Herald: Merrimack Hockey One of Top-10 Local College Stories of 2011
The Boston Herald selected Merrimack hockey's run to the Hockey East Championship and NCAA Tournament as one of the top-10 local college stories of 2011.

January 4, 2012
Merrimack Enjoys Holiday Skate at Fenway Park
Over 100 alumni, supporters, season-ticket holders and friends joined the Merrimack hockey team on the ice at Fenway Park Tuesday night for a special holiday skate.

January 1, 2012
Mark Dennehy is Eagle-Tribune Sportsman of the Year
Merrimack hockey head coach Mark Dennehy is named the Eagle Tribune's Sportsman of the Year.

December 31, 2011
Cannata Earns Shutout as #7 Merrimack Downs Holy Cross 3-0
Seventh-ranked Merrimack outshot Holy Cross 41-18 as Joe Cannata earned his seventh career shutout in a 3-0 victory in the third-place game of the Ledyard National Bank Classic at Dartmouth Saturday.

December 30, 2011
#7 Hockey Returns to Action at Ledyard Classic; Takes on St. Lawrence Friday at 4 pm
HANOVER, NH - After two weeks off, #7 Merrimack returns to the ice at the Ledyard Classic hosted by Dartmouth and will battle St. Lawrence in the first game Friday at 4 pm.

December 30, 2011
#7 Merrimack Ties St. Lawrence 6-6; Falls in Shootout at Ledyard National Bank Classic
Seventh-ranked Merrimack led 3-0, trailed 5-3 and rallied in the final minute to tie the game at six, before falling in a shootout to Saint Lawrence Friday afternoon in the first game of the Ledyard National Bank Classic at Dartmouth.

December 19, 2011
Merrimack Signs Partnership with Fox College Sports to Broadcast Three Hockey Games Live
Merrimack has inked a partnership with Fox College Sports to broadcast three hockey games live from Lawler Arena. All of the game will be created and produced in-house by Merrimack and Pack Network.

December 19, 2011
Cannata Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week
Joe Cannata (Wakefield, MA) was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.

December 17, 2011
#5 Merrimack Falls to #12/11 Union 3-1 at Sold Out Lawler
#5 Merrimack suffered its second home loss of the season and its first non-conference home loss in six years as #12/11 Union defeated the Warriors 3-1 in front of sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

December 16, 2011
Limited Tickets on Sale Now to Merrimack’s Holiday Skate at Fenway Park
Less than 100 tickets are available for purchase to Merrimack’s first-ever Holiday Skate at Fenway Park on January 3.

December 16, 2011
#5 Hockey Hosts #12/11 Union Saturday at 4 pm on WBIN and Fox College Sports Atlantic
#5 Merrimack will conclude its pre-holiday schedule against #12/11 Union at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lawler Arena. Less than 200 tickets remain.

December 14, 2011
Skate with Santa and Hockey Team to Follow Saturday’s Hockey Game
Following Saturday’s hockey game against #12/11 Union, all fans in attendance are invited to take part in the holiday festivities with Santa Claus and members of the Merrimack hockey team.

December 12, 2011
Saturday’s Hockey Game on WBIN in HD Locally; Nationally on Fox College Sports Atlantic
Saturday’s Merrimack hockey game against #11/12 Union College will be televised locally on WBIN-TV in HD and nationally on Fox College Sports Atlantic beginning at 4 p.m.

December 10, 2011
#5 Hockey Heads to #12/11 Colgate Saturday for Big Non-Conference Showdown
HAMILTON, NY - Following Wednesday's 5-2 home win over Vermont, #5 Merrimack heads to #12/11 Colgate for a big non-conference game with the Raiders Saturday at 7 p.m.

December 10, 2011
Cannata Comes up Big, #5 Merrimack Skates to 1-1 Tie at #12/11 Colgate
Hamilton, N.Y. – The Merrimack hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday night inside Starr Rink against the Colgate Raiders. The tie gives the Warriors a 3-0-1 mark against non-conference teams this year.

December 7, 2011
Velleca, Ellis, Mansfield Lead #5 Merrimack to 5-2 Win Over Vermont
Jeff Velleca had a career-high two goals and three points, while Justin Mansfield tallied his first-ever two-goal game as #5 Merrimack defeated Vermont 5-2 to finish off its first-ever season-sweep of the Catamounts.

December 6, 2011
#5 Hockey Hosts Vermont on Toys for Tots Donation Night
Under 400 tickets remain as #5 Merrimack returns to Lawler Wednesday looking to sweep the season-series from Vermont for the first time ever.

December 3, 2011
#1 Merrimack Tripped Up by Providence 6-1 at Home
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Visiting Providence scored five power play goals as the Friars ended #1 Merrimack’s home unbeaten streak, defeating the Warriors 6-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

December 2, 2011
#1 Merrimack Suffers First Loss; 2-1 to Providence in OT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Ross Mauermann scored 1:54 into overtime, handing #1 Merrimack its first defeat of the season, as Providence prevailed 2-1 Friday night at Schneider Arena.

December 1, 2011
#1 Hockey Heads to Providence Friday; Hosts Friars Saturday on Universial Sports Network
The top-ranked team in the country will take on Providence in a home-and-home series beginning Friday at Schneider Arena. Less than 300 tickets remain for Saturday's game at Lawler Arena

November 30, 2011
Hockey East's Five-Minute Major with Karl Stollery
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - Karl Stollery sat down with Hockey East this week for the Five Minute Major.

November 28, 2011
Hockey Nearly Unanimous #1; Limited Tickets Left for Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack remained #1 in the country in both hockey polls, earning 82 of a possible 84 first-place votes, including a unanimous #1 selection in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

November 23, 2011
#1 Merrimack Rolls to 6-0 Win over Alabama-Huntsville at a Sold Out Lawler
Playing its first game as the top-ranked team in the country in school history, Merrimack received four goals from freshmen, defeating Alabama-Huntsville 6-0 Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

November 22, 2011
#1 Hockey Hosts Alabama-Huntsville on Chic Kelly Night Wednesday
The top-ranked team in the country, Merrimack will host Alabama-Huntsville Wednesday at Lawler Arena at 7 pm. Less than 500 tickets remain. Merrimack will honor Chic Kelly before the game in a special pregame ceremony.

November 21, 2011
Merrimack Hockey Voted #1 in the Country
For the first time in program history, Merrimack College has been voted as the No. 1 team in the country in college hockey.

November 14, 2011
Hockey 2nd in Country; Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack hockey team earned more first-place votes than anyone nationally but is ranked second in each poll, which is the highest ranking in school history.

November 11, 2011
#4/6 Hockey Heads to #16 Boston University Friday at 7 p.m.
The lone unbeaten team in the country, #4/6 Merrimack looks to improve on its 7-0-1 record at #16 BU Friday night at 7 p.m. at Agganis Arena.

November 11, 2011
Toomey’s OT Goal Gives #4/6 Hockey Come-From-Behind 3-2 Win Over #16 BU
Connor Toomey scored his first career goal 22-seconds into overtime after Brandon Brodhag tied it with 1:56 left in regulation as #4/6 Merrimack remained the lone unbeaten team in the country with a 3-2 overtime win over #16 Boston University Friday night at Agganis Arena.

November 7, 2011
Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week; #4/6 Merrimack Earns 3 First-Place Votes
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack moved up to fourth nationally, earning two first-place votes, most in school history, while Joe Cannata was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.

November 5, 2011
#7 Merrimack Prevails 3-2 in OT on Flanigan Shorthanded Goal
Ryan Flanigan scored 1:57 into overtime shorthanded, as #7 Merrimack came all the way back from down two goals to defeat Northeastern 3-2 Saturday night at Matthews Arena to become the only unbeaten team in the country.

November 4, 2011
#7 Hockey Hosts Northeastern Friday to Kick Off Home-and-Home Weekend
#7 Merrimack aims for its seventh straight win of the season Friday against Northeastern at Lawler Arena, which has been sold out for eight straight games.

November 4, 2011
#7 Merrimack, Northeastern Tie 1-1 at Sold Out Lawler Friday
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Joe Cannata stopped 30 shots as #7 Merrimack remained unbeaten, tying Northeastern 1-1 in front of the ninth straight sellout crowd at Lawler Arena Friday night.

November 2, 2011
Glenn Stewart Promoted to Associate Head Coach
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Glenn Stewart has been promoted to Associate Head Coach as announced by head coach Mark Dennehy Wednesday.

November 1, 2011
February 3 Game against BU to be Broadcast Live on WBIN-TV
Merrimack has added a fourth game to its television package with WBIN, the February 3 game against Boston University at 7 p.m. at Lawler Arena.

November 1, 2011
Joe Cannata Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Joe Cannata (Wakefield, MA) was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month for October on Tuesday.

November 1, 2011
Merrimack Hockey Head Coach Mark Dennehy Feature
Merrimack hockey head coach Mark Dennehy was featured on the us college hockey website. Dennehy has led the Warriors to a 6-0-0 record so far this season.

October 31, 2011
Flanigan Named Co-Player of the Week; Hockey 7th Nationally
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Ryan Flanigan was named the Co-Hockey East Player of the Week Monday, as Merrimack soared to seventh in the USA Today national poll.

October 29, 2011
#9 Merrimack Downs Vermont 4-2, Improving to 4-0 in League Play
Burlington, VT – Two goals in the span of 44 seconds in the second period propelled the Warriors to the 4-2 victory on Saturday night against Vermont. Merrimack improves to 6-0-0 on the season, marking the first time they have done that since 1987-88.

October 28, 2011
#9 Hockey Heads to Vermont for Pair of Games This Weekend
Off to its best start since 1993-94, #9 Merrimack heads to Burlington for a pair of games with Vermont beginning Friday.

October 28, 2011
#9 Merrimack Stays Unbeaten With 4-1 Victory in Vermont
Burlington, VT – In his 100th career game, Ryan Flanigan scored a goal and notched an assist to lead the Warriors to the 4-1 victory over Vermont.

October 24, 2011
Marotta Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week; Merrimack Ranked 9th Nationally
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Following his first career start in which he earned a shutout and added an assist, sophomore goaltender Sam Marotta was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.

October 22, 2011
#13 Merrimack Improves to 4-0 with 5-0 Victory of UConn
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – In his first career start, Sam Marotta had 25 saves for the shutout and added an assist as #13 Merrimack moved to 4-0 with a 5-0 win over UConn in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

October 21, 2011
#13 Hockey Hosts Northeastern Friday (7:30 pm) and Connecticut Saturday (7 pm) for Homecoming
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - A very limited number of tickets remain for this weekend's home hockey games against Northeastern and Connecticut.

October 21, 2011
#13 Merrimack Stays Perfect with 4-1 Win over Northeastern
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Kyle Bigos and Ryan Flanigan each had a goal and an assist as 13th ranked Merrimack made it three straight to open the season, defeating Northeastern 4-1 in front of the seventh straight sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena.

October 19, 2011
Fireworks, Trolley Shuttle on Tap for Friday’s Hockey Game
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Fans are encouraged to view the special fireworks show on the Merrimack College campus to kickoff Homecoming Weekend on Friday before #13 Merrimack hosts Northeastern at 7:30 p.m.

October 15, 2011
#13 Hockey Hosts Army in the Home Opener Saturday at 7 p.m.
Less than 300 tickets remain for Merrimack's home opener against Army Saturday at 7 p.m. The ticket office will open at 12 p.m. Saturday.

October 15, 2011
#13 Merrimack Prevails 3-2 in Home Opener in Front of Sellout Crowd
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – In front of a sellout crowd of 2,489, John Heffernan and Rhett Bly both had multi-point efforts as #13 Merrimack defeated Army 3-2 in the home opener Saturday night at Lawler Arena.

October 13, 2011
Flanigan Among 20 Candidates for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Merrimack hockey Senior captain Ryan Flanigan has been named one of 20 national candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS award.

October 10, 2011
Hockey Moves to 13th Nationally; 10/21 Northeastern Game Moved to 7:30
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Following a season-opening victory over #16/15 Maine, Merrimack moved to 13th in both the USCHO and USA Today National polls on Monday.

October 7, 2011
New England Hockey Journal: Dennehy is Merrimack's miracle worker
Amid the din of banging sticks and pucks, the voice booms across the ice, authoritative but with a hint of mischievousness.

October 7, 2011
#15 Merrimack Starts Strong; Downs #16/15 Maine 2-1 on the Road
ORONO, ME – Behind goals from Jeff Velleca and Jesse Todd, and 22 saves from Joe Cannata, #15 Merrimack opened the season with a 2-1 win over #16/15 Maine Friday at Alfond Arena, winning in Orono for the first time in 22 games.

October 7, 2011
Merrimack College and WBIN-TV Announce Partnership to Broadcast Men’s Hockey
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack College and WBIN-TV have reached an agreement to broadcast three hockey games live from Merrimack's Lawler Rink during the 2011-12 season.

October 6, 2011
#15 Merrimack Opens 2011-12 at #16/15 Maine Friday
Merrimack hockey is back. After a historic 2010-11, #15 Merrimack opens the 2011-12 campaign at #16/15 Maine Friday at 7 p.m.

October 5, 2011
Notre Dame to Join Hockey East in 2013-14
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Hockey East announced Wednesday that the University of Notre Dame will become the league’s 11th member school beginning in the 2013-14 season.

October 5, 2011
Head Coach Mark Dennehy and Senior Captain Ryan Flanigan Talk About The Season Opener
Merrimack Hockey head coach Mark Dennehy and Senior Captain Ryan Flanigan talk about the upcoming season and their game against #16 Maine this weekend.

September 27, 2011
Merrimack’s Mike Machnik Receives Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award
BOSTON, MA - Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna announced at the league's annual media day that Merrimack’s Mike Machnik has been named the 20th recipient of the prestigious Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award.

September 26, 2011
Merrimack Hockey Receives First Ever Preseason National Ranking
North Andover, MA – The Merrimack hockey team received its first ever preseason national ranking on Monday afternoon as they were picked 15th by USCHO.com. The Warriors finished the 2010-11 campaign with the most wins in school history with 25 and advanced to the NCAA tournament where they were defeated by Notre Dame in the first round.

September 21, 2011
Hockey Team Participates in Judgment Day
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Over the past weekend, the hockey team at Merrimack took part in ‘Judgment Day’; a two-day, team-building camp that required teams to complete physical tasks while coping with mental exhaustion.

September 6, 2011
Individual Tickets on Sale to All Merrimack Home Hockey Games
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Individual tickets to all Merrimack home hockey games, starting as low as $10, are now on sale online and at the Merrimack box office.

August 22, 2011
Hockey Announces Flex Packages
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – For the first time, Merrimack hockey is offering a four-game and five-game flex-packages.

August 15, 2011
Hockey Unveils Special Event and Promotional Schedule
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack hockey program has announced its 2011-12 34-game schedule and its promotional calendar for the 17-game home schedule.

August 11, 2011
Curtis Carr Named Assistant Hockey Coach
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Curtis Carr, formerly the Head Coach and General Manager of Youngstown (USHL) has been named assistant hockey coach at Merrimack as announced by head coach Mark Dennehy.

July 25, 2011
Blue Line Club Tickets Sold Out for 2011-12 Hockey Season
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – For the first time ever, Blue Line Club memberships for the 2011-12 Merrimack hockey season are sold out, but season tickets, which start as low as $295 for adults, are still available.

July 19, 2011
Hockey Golf Tournament Set for September 19; Register Online
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack hockey program will host its annual Merrimack Hockey Golf Outing on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.

July 15, 2011
Roy Named Assistant Head Coach at Clarkson University
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Phil Roy, who spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Merrimack, will join the Clarkson University men’s hockey staff as the top assistant coach.

July 1, 2011
Mark Dennehy Inks Two-Year Extension through 2018-19
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - Merrimack College head hockey coach Mark Dennehy has inked a contract extension that will keep him as the Warriors' head coach through the 2018-19 season.

June 15, 2011
Ten Named to Hockey East All-Academic Team
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Ten players from the 2010-11 Merrimack hockey team were named to the Hockey East All-Academic team.

June 14, 2011
Merrimack Unveils 2011-12 Home Hockey Schedule; Season Tickets on Sale Now
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Following the most successful season in Merrimack’s Division I season, Merrimack has released the 2011-12 home hockey schedule and season ticket packages for the 16 game schedule at Lawler Arena.