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
13th season, 156–222–57 (.424)
Captain(s) Hampus Gustafsson
Marc Biega
Jared Kolquist
Arena J. Thom Lawler Rink
Capacity: 2,549
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location North Andover, Massachusetts
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
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. The Warriors are a member of Hockey East. They play at the 2,549-seat J. Thom Lawler Rink in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent renovation in 2010. Merrimack's 92.08% capacity during the 2013–14 season was second in Hockey East.[2]

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 an NCAA Division I independent team in 1984 but did not play a schedule against predominantly Division I teams until they joined the Hockey East conference in 1989.[3][4]

The program struggled in the highly competitive Hockey East. 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.[2] 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.[3]

Year by year[edit]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions Current Season
Season Coach W L T Conference Conf.
W
Conf.
L
Conf.
T
Finish Conference Tournament
2015–16 Mark Dennehy 7 4 5 Hockey East 2 3 5 6th HE N/A N/A vs. TBD
2014–15 Mark Dennehy 16 18 4 Hockey East 5 14 3 11th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston University
2013–14 Mark Dennehy 8 22 3 Hockey East 3 15 2 11th HE Lost First Round vs. University of Maine
2012–13 Mark Dennehy 15 17 6 Hockey East 13 11 3 6th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston University
2011–12 Mark Dennehy 18 12 7 Hockey East 13 9 5 5th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. University of Maine
2010–11 Mark Dennehy 25 10 4 Hockey East 16 8 3 4th HE Lost Championship vs. Boston College
2009–10 Mark Dennehy 16 18 3 Hockey East 12 12 3 7th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston University

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Current roster[edit]

As of September 9, 2017.[6]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 New York (state) Cook, RyanRyan Cook Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995-02-06 Lancaster, New York Aberdeen (NAHL)
3 Massachusetts Titcomb, AaronAaron Titcomb Senior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993-05-16 Charlestown, Massachusetts Islanders (USPHL)
4 Quebec Biega, MarcMarc Biega (A) Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-06-06 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Coquitlam (BCHL)
6 Alaska Carle, AlexAlex Carle Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-26 Anchorage, Alaska Lone Star (NAHL)
7 Michigan Bell, EvanEvan Bell Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-06-25 Livonia, Michigan Fargo (USHL)
8 Ontario Kovacevic, JohnathanJohnathan Kovacevic Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1997-07-02 Grimsby, Ontario Hawkesbury (CCHL) WPG, 74th overall 2017
9 British Columbia Hennig, JaceJace Hennig Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-01-04 Port Moody, British Columbia Coquitlam (BCHL)
10 Massachusetts Petti, DerekDerek Petti Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-04-28 Tewksbury, Massachusetts Middlesex Black Bears (Midget AAA)
11 Michigan Irvine, TylerTyler Irvine Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-05-15 Livonia, Michigan Muskegon (USHL)
12 Sweden Larsson, LudvigLudvig Larsson Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-10-02 Malmö, Sweden Lone Star (NAHL)
13 Ontario Seney, BrettBrett Seney Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-02-29 London, Ontario Kingston (OJHL) NJD, 157th overall 2015
14 Massachusetts Kramer, PatrickPatrick Kramer Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-03-06 Bridgewater, Massachusetts Youngstown (USHL)
15 Minnesota Kolquist, JaredJared Kolquist (C) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-04-22 Hermantown, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL)
16 Ontario McKay, LaineLaine McKay Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-01-04 Thunder Bay, Ontario Markham (OJHL)
17 Michigan Coomes, LoganLogan Coomes Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-11-06 Northville, Michigan Fairbanks (NAHL)
18 Saskatchewan McBride, ColeCole McBride Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-06-25 Kindersley, Saskatchewan Camrose (AJHL)
19 Michigan Babcock, MichaelMichael Babcock Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1996-02-01 Northville, Michigan Fargo (USHL)
20 Sweden Lööf, SimonSimon Lööf Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-05-29 Eksjö, Sweden Lone Star (NAHL)
21 Florida Solow, JeffJeff Solow Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-07-18 Naples, Florida Amarillo (NAHL)
22 Delaware Tibbet, MathieuMathieu Tibbet Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993-10-07 Dover, Delaware Chilliwack (BCHL)
23 Sweden Larsson, AlfredAlfred Larsson Senior F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993-06-11 Malmö, Sweden Youngstown (USHL)
24 Massachusetts Drevitch, TylerTyler Drevitch Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-08-01 Middleborough, Massachusetts Lone Star (NAHL)
25 France Tavernier, SamiSami Tavernier Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-04-25 Morzine, France Topeka (NAHL)
27 New York (state) Dockery, DominicDominic Dockery Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-01-02 Lockport, New York Youngstown (USHL)
28 Ontario Bales, JacksonJackson Bales Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-08-28 Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJHL)
29 Massachusetts Pantano, CraigCraig Pantano Junior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 155 lb (70 kg) 1995-05-04 Bridgewater, Massachusetts South Shore (USPHL)
31 Missouri Vogler, DrewDrew Vogler Junior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-07-22 Florissant, Missouri Topeka (NAHL)
34 North Carolina Halladay, LoganLogan Halladay Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-08-17 Cary, North Carolina Bloomington (USHL)

Alumni who have played in the NHL[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merrimack College Brand Guidelines". Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Buckley, Steve (February 13, 2011). "Merrimack foundation... rock solid". The Boston Herald. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Powers, John (March 10, 2011). "New ice age dawns at Merrimack". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Merrimack Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/bc/sports/w-hockey/auto_pdf/History.pdf
  6. ^ "2017–18 Merrimack College Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Merrimack Warriors. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

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