Warrior Skaters Defeat UNH in Hockey East Playoff Opener
Merrimack will go for the series sweep and a chance to advance to the quarterfinal round of the league tournament for the third straight season on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m., also at Lawler Rink.
If a third and deciding game is needed, Merrimack will host UNH on Sunday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
In Friday’s victory, freshman forward Sami Tavernier put the Warriors on top on a backhander at 5:50 of the first period. Sophomore Derek Petti made it 2-0 with just under five minutes left in the first.
Senior Chris LeBlanc scored the lone goal of the second period, burying a one-timer past New Hampshire goalie Daniel Tirone, and freshman Tyler Irvine capped the scoring with an empty-netter at 16:32 of the third.
For more on the game, see the Merrimack athletics website.
- Photo: Mike Gridley