Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey

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Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey
Current season
Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey athletic logo

University Merrimack College
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Mark Dennehy
6th year, 46–108–19
Arena J. Thom Lawler Arena
Capacity: 3,000
Location North Andover, Massachusetts
Colors Blue and Gold

             

NCAA Tournament Champions
1978 (DII)
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1978 (DII), 1984 (DII)
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1978 (DII), 1984 (DII), 1988, 2011
Current uniform
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The Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Merrimack College. Merrimack has the smallest enrollment of any Division I college hockey program.[1] The Warriors are a member of Hockey East. They play at the 3,000-seat J. Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent a major renovation in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Merrimack first had an ice hockey team in 1956. They were successful in the late 1970s and early 1980s while playing in the ECAC division II. Merrimack won the division II national title in 1978 and were the runner up in 1984. They became a division I independent team in 1984 but did not play a schedule against predominantly division 1 teams until they joined the Hockey East conference in 1989.[2][3]

The program struggled in the highly competitive Hockey East, and their record was compared to the championship drought of the Boston Red Sox. The 2006–07 season, in which they won only 3 games, was the nadir of their struggles. In the 2010–11 season, however, they had unprecedented success against several of the nation's top teams.[1] They finished the regular season 22-8-4 and were ranked 9th in the nation. Merrimack gained a home ice advantage for the first round for the first time since 1997.[2]

Current roster[edit]

As of December 1, 2014.[4]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 California Delia, CollinCollin Delia Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-06-20 Rancho Cucamonga, California Amarillo (NAHL)
2 New Jersey Wyszomirski, CraigCraig Wyszomirski Junior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992-09-21 Mahwah, New Jersey Surrey (BCHL)
3 Massachusetts Titcomb, AaronAaron Titcomb Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993-05-16 Charlestown, Massachusetts Islanders (USPHL)
4 Quebec Biega, MarcMarc Biega Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-06-06 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Coquitlam (BCHL)
5 British Columbia Robertson, SeanSean Robertson Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991-02-28 Cobble Hill, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)
6 British Columbia Bilous, BraxtonBraxton Bilous Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994-05-02 Langley, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
7 Saskatchewan Lashyn, JonathanJonathan Lashyn Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-12-07 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Camrose (AJHL)
8 Pennsylvania Christie, BrianBrian Christie Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-04-20 West Chester, Pennsylvania Topeka (NAHL)
9 British Columbia Hennig, JaceJace Hennig Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-01-04 Port Moody, British Columbia Coquitlam (BCHL)
10 Alberta Gould, QuinnQuinn Gould Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990-05-02 Fort McMurray, Alberta Westside (BCHL)
11 New Hampshire McCarran, TeddyTeddy McCarran Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-02-02 Derry, New Hampshire Islanders (USPHL)
12 New Jersey Scotti, VinnyVinny Scotti Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-01-13 Vineland, New Jersey Boston (EJHL)
13 Ontario Seney, BrettBrett Seney Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-02-29 London, Ontario Kingston (OJHL)
14 Oregon Singleton, KyleKyle Singleton Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-08-30 Beaverton, Oregon Westside (BCHL)
15 Minnesota Kolquist, JaredJared Kolquist Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-04-22 Hermantown, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL)
16 Massachusetts LeBlanc, ChrisChris LeBlanc Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993-09-12 Winthrop, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL) OTT, 161st overall 2013
17 Minnesota Bahe, BenBen Bahe Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-01-10 Stillwater, Minnesota Topeka (NAHL)
18 New York Hussar, JustinJustin Hussar Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-10-01 Lancaster, New York Des Moines (USHL)
20 Sweden Gustafsson, HampusHampus Gustafsson Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993-10-26 Ljungby, Sweden Amarillo (NAHL)
21 Alberta Jardine, ClaytonClayton Jardine Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1991-03-04 Lacombe, Alberta Camrose (AJHL)
22 Delaware Tibbet, MathieuMathieu Tibbet Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993-10-07 Dover, Delaware Chilliwack (BCHL)
23 Sweden Larsson, AlfredAlfred Larsson Freshman F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993-06-11 Malmö, Sweden Youngstown (USHL)
24 British Columbia Cronin, MattMatt Cronin Junior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992-05-21 Langley, British Columbia Surrey (BCHL)
26 New Jersey Kolomatis, DanDan Kolomatis (C) Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1991-05-22 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Tri-City (USHL)
27 Massachusetts Mansfield, JustinJustin Mansfield (A) Senior D/F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990-07-02 Arlington, Massachusetts Boston (EJHL)
28 Sweden Gustafsson, JohnJohn Gustafsson Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992-01-05 Ljungby, Sweden Amarillo (NAHL)
29 New Jersey Pantalone, JoeJoe Pantalone Senior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-12-01 Hammonton, New Jersey St. Augustine (USHS–NJ)
32 Finland Tirronen, RasmusRasmus Tirronen Senior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990-11-09 Espoo, Finland Topeka (NAHL)

Alumni who have played in the NHL[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Buckley, Steve (13 February 2011). "Merrimack foundation... rock solid". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Powers, John (10 March 2011). "New ice age dawns at Merrimack". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Merrimack Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "2014-15 Merrimack Warriors roster". merrimackathletics.com. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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