Monday, January 23, 2017

Merrimack Preview

Tomorrow night, the newly appointed number one ranked BU Terriers will play their th ird game in the last five days when they take on Merrimack at Lawler Rink. The two teams will play the back end of the home and home series on Friday night at Agganis.

From The Vault
Former Terrier Matt Lane scores against Merrimack last winter
in a 4-0 Terrier win at home.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)  
Merrimack currently sits in 10th place in the league standings with seven points, just two points above Maine, BU’s opponent from last weekend. The Warriors are 8-13-3 on the year, but have only found the win column twice since the holiday break. Those two W’s came against Northern Michigan, 4-2 in the consolation game of the Florida College Hockey Classic, and against Notre Dame two weeks ago at home also by a 4-2 score. The Mack’s best stretch of games came at the end of October, where they swept Colgate in a weekend series, tied BC 2-2 at home and knocked off Cornell 3-2. Since that stretch, MC has only won five games.

Last season, BU and Merrimack split the season series. Merrimack won at home 4-3 on October 30th, and BU got even with a 4-0 blanking at Agganis on January 29th.

Scouting the Warriors
Brett Seny leads the team in scoring with 18 points by way of six goals and twelve assists. Right behind him, senior Hampus Gustafsson is the team leader in goals scored with nine. He has also added eight assists for 17 points in 23 games played. Other players to watch include Jace Henning, Tyler Irvine and Jared Kolquist.

In goal, sophomore Drew Volger has seen the bulk of the time. He is 6-8-3 with a .897 save percentage and a 2.85 goals against average. Last year, BU saw Collin Delia twice. This year, the junior has only played in eight games with a 2-5-0 record and a .917 save percentage, averaging 2.35 goals against.

BU Notes
- Today, the Daily Free Press reported that Connor LaCouvee will start in goal tomorrow.

- They also said Patrick Harper is good to go after missing most of the third period against Maine on Saturday night.

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