2013-14 Merrimack College Men's Ice Hockey News

Gustafsson Top Scholar-Athlete; Men’s Ice Hockey Boasts League-High 19 All-Academic Selections
Rising sophomore Hampus Gustafsson shared the league lead with a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2013-14

Men’s Ice Hockey Season Tickets on Sale TODAY!
Blue Line Club, Reserved Seating and Young Alumni (New!) packages available now!

Bly Signs Contract with Indianapolis Fuel (ECHL) for 2014-15
Class of 2014 graduate becomes fifth to sign professional contract

#10 Moment of 2013-14: Men’s Ice Hockey Plays in Citi Frozen Fenway 2014
Warriors battled #4/5 Providence to 1-1 draw in front of record crowd

Dennehy Announces 2014-15 Men's Ice Hockey Slate; Individual Tickets On Sale Aug. 20
Warriors’ 2014-15 schedule includes 15 home games, two ’14 Frozen Four opponents

Men’s Ice Hockey Posts Perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) Score for 2012-13
Merrimack one of just two schools nationally to boast perfect APR

Merrimack College Celebrates Class of 2014 at Commencement Sunday
Former men's soccer player Kennedy Ndamba delivered undergraduate Commencement Speech

Incoming Men’s Ice Hockey Recruit Delia Wins 2013-14 NAHL Community Service Award
Incoming freshman Collin Delia (pictured) was honored for work with Habitat for Humanity

Clancy, Sheehan Named Male/Female Athletes of the Year at 2014 LEAD Awards
Senior Joe Clancy (football, pictured), junior Stephanie Sheehan (volleyball) earned top student-athlete honors

Men’s Ice Hockey Hosts End-Of-Season Banquet Wednesday
The men's ice hockey Class of 2014 was honored at the team's annual banquet Wednesday

VOTE NOW: 2014 Merrimack LEAD Award Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Head to Facebook to cast your vote for the 2014 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award!

Men’s Ice Hockey Contributes to Boston Marathon Team MR8 Fundraiser
Merrimack contributed to the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation with commemorative jersey

Men’s Ice Hockey to Host End-Of-Season Banquet Wednesday, April 23 (6 p.m.)
Registration now open for Men's Ice Hockey End-of-Year Banquet!

Collins Inks PTO Contract with Providence Bruins
Senior winger led men's ice hockey in scoring each of the last two seasons

#20 Maine Blanks Men’s Ice Hockey, 2-0, in Hockey East Tournament Opening Round
Tirronen turns in 33-save effort; Warriors' season comes to close at Maine Saturda

Men’s Ice Hockey Renews Playoff Rivalry with Maine in HEA Tournament Opening Round
Warriors, Black Bears square off for third time in four postseasons Saturday night

New Hampshire Outlasts Men’s Ice Hockey, 5-2; Warriors Face Maine in HEA Tourn.
Warriors fall in regular season finale, will travel to Maine in HEA Tourn. Opening Round

Gould, Men’s Ice Hockey Buck Skid, Drop New Hampshire, 4-2, in Weekend Opener Friday
Junior Quinn Gould (pictured) scored and assisted twice during Merrimack's win over New Hampshire

Men’s Ice Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season vs. UNH Friday/Saturday; Limited Tickets Remain!
Warriors host Wildcats in final two regular season bouts this weekend at Lawler Rink

Athletic Department to Commemorate David Vaughan Friday Night at Men's Ice Hockey
Athletic Department to donate portion of ticket revenue, host silent auction in honor of Andover native

Dennehy to Participate In MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Men's ice hockey head coach Mark Dennehy will join panel of fellow hockey leaders at MIT this weekend

Second-Period Surge Paces #16 Vermont Over Men’s Ice Hockey, 4-3, Saturday Night
Collins nets two as Warriors come up short vs. Catamounts Saturday

#16 Vermont Pulls Away Late; Men’s Ice Hockey Falls in Series Opener, 4-1, Friday Night
Warriors and Catamounts conclude weekend series tomorrow at Lawler Rink

Merrimack Alum Bobby Jay Coaches U.S. Women's National Team to Olympic Medal
Former men's ice hockey captain, current USA women's hockey assistant part of medal-winning Olympic team

Men’s Ice Hockey Opens Four-Game Homestand vs. Vermont; Discounted Tickets Available!
Merrimack begins four-game home stretch starting with weekend set against Vermont

Men’s Ice Hockey Announces Weekend Ticket Discounts vs. Vermont
Winter Olympics, Fan Appreciation Night discounts set for Friday/Saturday night

Collins Pots 50th Career Goal, Last-Minute Maine Tally Topples Men’s Ice Hockey, 3-2
Senior Collins becomes 18th player in Division I history to score 50 goals, 100 points Saturday

Maine Edges Men's Ice Hockey, 2-1, in Weekend Series Opener Friday Night
Vinny Scotti (pictured) scored the lone Warrior goal on Friday at Maine

Men’s Ice Hockey Treks North to Face Rival Maine in Weekend Series (Watch on FCS Friday!)
Unbeaten in last three vs. Maine, Warriors wrap up road slate this weekend in Orono

Arnold’s Hat Trick Leads #2 Boston College Past Men’s Ice Hockey, 6-1, Friday at Conte Forum
Warriors drop third straight, LeBlanc pots sixth goal of rookie season Friday

Men’s Ice Hockey Meets #2 Boston College Friday Night at Conte Forum
Warriors aim for first road win at BC since 1997 Friday night

#8 UMass Lowell Blanks Men’s Ice Hockey, 4-0, to Claim Weekend Sweep
River Hawks hand Merrimack sixth shutout loss of 2013-14 Saturday night

Men’s Ice Hockey Rallies but Falls, 4-2, to #8 UMass Lowell Friday Night
Warriors erase two-goal deficit but fall in series opener; Only SRO tickets left for tomorrow!

FROM COLLEGE HOCKEY NEWS: Lashyn Uses Extra Year in Juniors to Prepare For College
Freshman defenseman Jonathan Lashyn was featured in an article by College Hockey News!

Men’s Ice Hockey Renews Rivalry with No. 8 UMass Lowell; Limited Tickets Remaining!
Merrimack welcomes former NE-10 rival UMass Lowell to campus Saturday night as part of weekend series

LeBlanc Tabbed Hockey East Rookie of the Week
Rookie forward's three-point (2g, 1a) weekend helped the Warriors split series with UMass

Third-Period Surge Leads Men’s Ice Hockey Past Massachusetts, 3-2, Saturday Night
Freshman Jonathan Lashyn's two-point night helped Merrimack top UMass

UMass Drops Men’s Ice Hockey, 5-2, in Weekend Series Opener Friday in Amherst
Junior Justin Mansfield (pictured) scored his second goal of the season Friday night

Men’s Ice Hockey Set for Home-and-Home vs. UMass; Saturday is Women’s Hockey Night!
Merrimack tackles UMass for third game in six nights starting Friday in Amherst

FROM THE E-T: Andover's Drew makes Olympic team
Former Merrimack goaltender Nick Drew's sister qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!

Merrimack to Host Women’s Ice Hockey Night Saturday, Jan. 25 vs. UMass
Head to Lawler Rink on January 25 and receive a FREE women's ice hockey winter hat giveaway!

#2 Boston College Clips Men’s Ice Hockey, 4-1, in Tuesday Night Hockey East Showdown
Warriors return to action with weekend home-and-home series with UMass starting Friday

Men’s Ice Hockey Set for Tuesday League Tilt with #2 BC (7 p.m.); Limited Tickets Remain!
Warriors welcome Eagles, return to league slate Tuesday night at Lawler Rink

Christie’s Three-Point Night Propels Men’s Ice Hockey to 6-3 Upset Win over #5 Quinnipiac
Sophomore Christie pots two goals and assists to help Warriors split with Quinnipiac

#5 Quinnipiac Skates by Men’s Ice Hockey, 6-1, Friday Night in Connecticut
Warriors, Bobcats wrap up weekend series tomorrow night at Lawler Rink

Men's Ice Hockey Battles #5 Quinnipiac in Home-and-Home Series This Weekend
Warriors face reigning national runner-up Quinnipiac; Less than 200 tickets remain! Call 978-837-5324!

VOTE NOW: Collins, Tirronen Listed for Hobey Baker Memorial Award
Senior forward Mike Collins, junior goaltender Rasmus Tirronen nominated Hobey Baker Award

FROM THE DENVER POST: Karl Stollery makes most of chance in first NHL game Saturday
Former Merrimack defenseman Karl Stollery ('12) was featured by the Denver Post today after his NHL debut!

2014 Men's Ice Hockey Alumni Game Rescheduled to Feb. 1 at Lawler Rink!
Merrimack Hockey Alumni: register now to participate in the 2014 Alumni Game and Lunch Reception!

Tirronen Earns First Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week Award
Junior goaltender posted 1.54 GAA, recorded 50 saves last weekend at Clarkson

Tirronen Posts First Career Shutout, Men’s Ice Hockey Blanks #11 Clarkson, 4-0, Saturday
Merrimack posts first road shutout since 2011 thanks to 34-save effort by Tirronen (above)

Former Men’s Ice Hockey Defenseman Karl Stollery Earns NHL Call-Up
Karl Stollery ('12) called up to Colorado Avalanche Friday night

#11 Clarkson Edges Men’s Ice Hockey, 3-2, Friday Night in Potsdam
Junior Josh Myers (above) scored his second goal of the year Friday night

Dennehy Inducted into Boston College High School Hall of Fame
Former B.C. High standout and Warrior Hockey head coach earns spot in school's Hall of Fame

Men’s Ice Hockey Set for Weekend Doubleheader at #11 Clarkson Friday, Saturday Night
Warriors meet Golden Knights for first time since 1989 this weekend

Media Roundup: What They're Saying About Frozen Fenway
See what the various media outlets covering Saturday's event had to say about Merrimack's performance!

Collins Paces Men’s Ice Hockey to 1-1 Draw vs. #4/5 Providence at Frozen Fenway
Warriors and Friars skated to 1-1 tie Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park

Men’s Ice Hockey Meets No. 4/5 Providence in Citi Frozen Fenway Saturday on NESN
Warriors clash with longtime rival Providence outdoors Saturday at Fenway (4 p.m.)

Men’s Ice Hockey Gears Up for Frozen Fenway with Friday Practice
Merrimack faces Providence College tomorrow afternoon at Frozen Fenway!

Men’s Ice Hockey Exhibition vs. Russian Red Stars CANCELED
Due to today's snowstorm, Merrimack's scheduled exhibition tilt vs. Russian Red Stars has been canceled

Men’s Ice Hockey Opens 2014 Slate vs. Russian Red Stars in Thursday Exhibition
Warriors face Red Stars Thursday at Lawler Rink (4pm); Discounted tickets available!

Citi Frozen Fenway 2014 Fan Guide: What You Need to Know!
With Frozen Fenway less than a week away, consult this fan guide to answer all your questions for Saturday!

Men’s Ice Hockey to Host Junior Warrior Night, Offer Discounted Tickets Thursday
Join the Warriors Thursday afternoon as Merrimack faces the Russian Red Stars!

Men’s Ice Hockey Announces Time Change for Russian Red Stars; Now 4 p.m. Puck Drop
Puck drop for Merrimack-Russian Red Stars exhibition (Jan. 2) moved to 4 p.m.

Men's Ice Hockey Alumni Game CANCELED (Makeup Date TBA)
Due to weather, Friday's Alumni Game at Fenway Park canceled; makeup date to be announced.

LeBlanc, Tirronen Lift Men's Ice Hockey to 1-1 Draw at Boston University Saturday
Rookie's second collegiate goal helps Warriors post three-point weekend vs. BU

Third-Period Surge Leads Men’s Ice Hockey Past BU, 3-2, Friday Night
Christie, Collins (pictured) lift Warriors to first win over BU since 2011

Merrimack Debuts New “Retro” Men’s Ice Hockey Jersey; To Debut at Citi Frozen Fenway!
All jerseys - gold home, navy away and "Retro" gold jerseys - on sale now (25% off) through Dec. 13!

Men’s Ice Hockey Concludes First Half with Home-and-Home vs. BU This Weekend
Limited tickets remaining for Friday night! Call 978-837-5324 or buy online now!

Hampus Gustafsson Garners Pro Ambitions Hockey East Rookie of the Week Honors
Freshman forward named league's top rookie after two-goal performance at Yale Saturday

#9 Yale Tops Men’s Ice Hockey, 3-2, in Overtime Saturday Night
Rookie Hampus Gustafsson (pictured) posted his first multi-goal performance in his young career Saturday

Men’s Ice Hockey Set for Saturday Road Clash at Reigning National Champion No. 9 Yale
Warriors meet 2012-13 national champion Bulldogs for first time since 1998 Saturday night

Merrimack Athletics to Host Toys for Tots Drive Starting Next Week
Fans receive free admission to Merrimack basketball contests, discounted hockey tickets with toy donations

Men’s Ice Hockey Half-Season Plans and NCAA Tournament Mini-Plans On Sale Now!
Purchase your Merrimack Half-Season and NCAA Tournament Mini-Plans today!

Men’s Ice Hockey Second-Half Promotional Schedule Announced
Various themes, giveaways, and promotions planned for nine scheduled home games in 2014!

Huskies Complete Weekend Sweep with 2-0 Blanking of Men’s Ice Hockey
Warriors outshoot Northeastern 38-26 but blanked for fifth time in 2013-14

Men’s Ice Hockey Tripped Up by Northeastern Friday Night, 5-2
Junior Quinn Gould (left) scored his team-leading fourth goal Friday night

Men’s Ice Hockey Opens Home-and-Home Hockey East Series with Northeastern Friday
Warriors aim to extend win streak to three vs. Huskies starting Friday night at Lawler Rink

Men’s Ice Hockey to Host Scout Night Friday, Nov. 22 vs. Northeastern
Discounted tickets available to all Scouts, their families and friends, and will include Limited Edition Patch!

Men's Ice Hockey Heads West for Weekend Battle with No. 4/3 Notre Dame
Warriors and Fighting Irish meet for first time since 2011 NCAA Tournament. Watch Friday on NBC Sports Network

Men’s Ice Hockey Erases Two-Goal Deficit, Ties No. 4/3 Notre Dame, 2-2, Saturday Night
Warriors earn first point in league play in 2013-14 with hard-fought draw vs. Fighting Irish

No. 4/3 Notre Dame Blanks Men’s Ice Hockey, 4-0, in Weekend Series Opener Friday
Warriors and Irish conclude weekend series tomorrow night (7:05 p.m.)

Third-Period Surge Leads No. 5/6 Providence Past Men’s Ice Hockey, 4-2, Saturday Night
Freshman Chris LeBlanc (pictured) scored his first collegiate goal Saturday night

Men's Ice Hockey Welcomes #5/6 Providence Friday on Youth Hockey Night
Merrimack opens stretch of nine straight games against nationally ranked/receiving votes opponents Friday

No. 5/6 Providence Edges Men’s Ice Hockey, 1-0, in Round 1 of Weekend Series
Merrimack and Providence conclude weekend series tomorrow at Schneider Arena

Heywood Nominated for Prestigious Senior CLASS Award
Senior and three-time captain nominated for prestigious Senior CLASS award

Men’s Ice Hockey Continues Homestand vs. Bentley Friday Night
Freshman defenseman Jonathan Lashyn (pictured) has started in all five games for the Warriors in 2013-14

Men's Ice Hockey Holds Off Bentley in 3-1 Home Win Friday Night
Junior Rasmus Tirronen (pictured) turned away 22 shots in Friday's win

Merrimack Welcomes Rene Rancount, to Host Pre-Game Skate Friday Night
Boston Bruins legendary anthem singer Rene Rancourt returns to North Andover Friday night!

Men’s Ice Hockey Welcomes Army for Homecoming Weekend Saturday Night on WBIN/FCS
Merrimack's homecoming game is sold out. Watch live on WBIN and Fox College Sports Pacific.

Three-Goal Third Paces Men’s Ice Hockey Team to 4-2 Win over Army on Homecoming
Senior Mike Collins notched his 100th career point in Saturday night's victory

After Five-Point Weekend, Kolomatis Named Hockey East Player of the Week
Junior Dan Kolomatis (pictured) led Merrimack with five points (1g, 4a) vs. Mercyhurst last weekend

Collins’, Kolomatis’ Seven Combined Points Help Men’s Ice Hockey Down Mercyhurst, 5-2
Senior Mike Collins (pictured) tallied four points to lead Merrimack Saturday night

Late Goal Lifts Mercyhurst Past Men’s Ice Hockey, 3-2, in 2013-14 Home Opener
Sophomore Justin Hussar (pictured) the Warriors' first goal of the night Friday

Men’s Ice Hockey Welcomes AHA Foe Mercyhurst for 2013-14 Home Opener, Weekend Series
Warriors and Lakers meet for first time ever in weekend series at Lawler Rink

#17 Denver Pots Three Power-Play Goals, Blanks Merrimack, 4-0, for Weekend Sweep
Merrimack returns home next weekend to face Mercyhurst, Oct. 17-18, at Lawler Rink

Men’s Ice Hockey Opens 2013-14 at No. 17 Denver for Weekend Doubleheader
Warriors and Pioneers will square off in first-ever meetings this weekend to open 2013-14

Marotta Stops 29, #17 Denver Nips Men’s Ice Hockey, 1-0, in 2013-14 Opener Friday
Senior Sam Marotta was brilliant in Merrimack's shutout loss to Denver Friday night

Men’s Ice Hockey Opens 2013-14 with Exhibition vs. McGill Sunday (5pm)
Coming off 15-win campaign in 2012-13, Merrimack begins play with exhibition Sunday vs. McGill

Men’s Ice Hockey Skates to 1-1 Draw with McGill Sunday Night
Junior defenseman Dan Kolomatis (pictured) tallied Merrimack's lone goal in Sunday night's draw

Dennehy Names John Carratu Volunteer Goaltending Coach
Former Plymouth State star and Northeastern Goaltending Coach joins Warriors' staff for 2013-14

Luxury Suites ON SALE NOW for 2013-14 Men’s Ice Hockey Season
Choose from one of EIGHT luxury suites and enjoy the best home-ice experience in Hockey East!

Men’s Ice Hockey Tabbed Seventh in Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll
Coming off 15-win campaign in 2012-13, Warriors ranked seventh in league preseason poll

Men’s Ice Hockey Announces 2013-14 WBIN-TV Dates
Merrimack and regional affiliate WBIN-TV partner up for third straight season in 2013-14

Athletic Department Unveils 2013-14 Men's Ice Hockey Ticket Mini-Plans
Fans can choose from three different ticket packages, including top Hockey East, Friday Night and non-conference matchups!

From the NE Hockey Journal: The Face of Recruiting in College Hockey
Head coach Mark Dennehy featured in the September issue of the New England Hockey Journal!

Men’s Ice Hockey Finalizes 2013-14 Roster
Head coach Mark Dennehy added six newcomers to the program for the upcoming campaign

Men’s Ice Hockey Participates in Citi Frozen Fenway Media Day
Merrimack joins Hockey East members in Frozen Fenway media event Friday afternoon

Men’s Ice Hockey Tickets ON SALE NOW; First-Half Promotional Schedule Unveiled
Single-game tickets available for purchase next Monday morning!

Former Men’s Ice Hockey All-American Da Costa Inks New One-Year Contract with Senators
2010-11 All-American has appeared in 35 career NHL games with Senators

Ninth Annual Friends of Merrimack Hockey Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 3
Online registration available - RSVP by Aug. 20 for guaranteed spot in shotgun-start scramble tournament!

2014 Men's Ice Hockey Playoff Central
The 2014 Hockey East Tournament kicks off this weekend! Follow the Warriors all postseason long here!

Merrimack Athletics Unveils Details for 2013-14 Jr. Warrior Kid's Club Program

FROM SB NATION: Collins a Hockey East Preseason Top 5 Hobey Baker Candidate
Senior forward Mike Collins was featured in SB Nation as a top Hockey East Hobey Baker candidate!