Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey

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Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey
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 September 5, 2013.[4]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 New Jersey Wyszomirski, CraigCraig Wyszomirski Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992-09-21 Mahwah, New Jersey Surrey (BCHL)
4 Saskatchewan Heywood, JordanJordan Heywood (C) Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989-03-06 Regina, Saskatchewan Victoria (BCHL)
5 British Columbia Robertson, SeanSean Robertson Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991-02-28 Cobble Hill, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)
6 Minnesota McCarthy, TomTom McCarthy Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1989-09-08 Maple Grove, Minnesota Bismarck (NAHL)
7 Saskatchewan Lashyn, JonathanJonathan Lashyn Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-12-07 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Camrose (AJHL)
8 Pennsylvania Christie, BrianBrian Christie Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-04-20 West Chester, Pennsylvania Topeka (NAHL)
9 Alberta Bates, ShawnShawn Bates Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1990-01-18 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Bonnyville (AJHL)
10 Alberta Gould, QuinnQuinn Gould Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990-05-02 Fort McMurray, Alberta Westside (BCHL)
11 Massachusetts Toomey, ConnorConnor Toomey Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990-11-27 Billerica, Massachusetts New Hampshire (EJHL)
12 New Jersey Scotti, VinnyVinny Scotti Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-01-13 Vineland, New Jersey Boston (EJHL)
13 Massachusetts Collins, MikeMike Collins (A) Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990-05-25 Boston, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
14 Oregon Singleton, KyleKyle Singleton Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-08-30 Beaverton, Oregon Westside (BCHL)
16 Massachusetts LeBlanc, ChrisChris LeBlanc Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993-09-12 Winthrop, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL)
17 Minnesota Bahe, BenBen Bahe Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-01-10 Stillwater, Minnesota Topeka (NAHL)
18 New York Hussar, JustinJustin Hussar Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-10-01 Lancaster, New York Des Moines (USHL)
19 Saskatchewan Bly, RhettRhett Bly (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1989-10-20 Regina, Saskatchewan Weyburn (SJHL)
20 Sweden Gustafsson, HampusHampus Gustafsson Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993-10-26 Ljungby, Sweden Amarillo (NAHL)
21 Alberta Jardine, ClaytonClayton Jardine Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1991-03-04 Lacombe, Alberta Camrose (AJHL)
22 British Columbia Ellis, BrendanBrendan Ellis (A) Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1989-01-05 Kelowna, British Columbia Westside (BCHL)
23 Colorado Myers, JoshJosh Myers Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990-04-26 Colorado Springs, Colorado Langley (BCHL)
24 British Columbia Cronin, MattMatt Cronin Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992-05-21 Langley, British Columbia Surrey (BCHL)
25 Massachusetts Holland, AlexAlex Holland Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-05-14 Woburn, Massachusetts New Hampshire (EJHL)
26 New Jersey Kolomatis, DanDan Kolomatis Junior 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 Junior D/F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990-07-02 Arlington, Massachusetts Boston (EJHL)
28 Sweden Gustafsson, JohnJohn Gustafsson Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992-01-05 Ljungby, Sweden Amarillo (NAHL)
29 New Jersey Pantalone, JoeJoe Pantalone Junior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-12-01 Hammonton, New Jersey Merrimack (ACHA D2)
30 Massachusetts Marotta, SamSam Marotta Senior G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990-12-15 Bridgewater, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL)
76 Massachusetts McCabe, JohnJohn McCabe Freshman G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990-03-27 Newton,Massachusetts Valley (EJHL) , 176 overall [[ NHL Entry Draft|]]

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. ^ "2013-14 Merrimack Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Merrimack College Athletics. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 

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