Sunday, December 30, 2007
Merrimack (MER) at Boston University (BU)
Hockey East Conference Game

Final Score: Boston University 5, Merrimack 2
New Records: Boston University 5-10-2, Merrimack 6-8-2

Recap - Text Box - Game Sheet

Referee: Joe Andrews
Assistant Referees: Frank Keough, Brendan Kelleher
Attendance: 4812
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:13 pm  Total Time: 2:08



 Score By Periods  1st 2nd 3rd Final   Power Plays
 Merrimack  1 1 0 2    Merrimack  2 / 4 (.500) 
 Boston University  3 2 0 5    Boston University  2 / 6 (.333) 
 
 Shots On Goal  1st 2nd 3rd Total   Penalties/Minutes SHGF 
 Merrimack  9 4 6 19    Merrimack  7 / 14 0 
 Boston University  8 12 12 32    Boston University  5 / 21 0 



Merrimack Lineup
LW 23 Chris Barton  0-0-0  1/-1   C 24 Rob Ricci  0-2-2  0/-1   RW 11 Matt Jones  1-0-1  3/-1
LW 15 John Jamieson  0-0-0  2/E   C 19 Derek Pallardy  0-0-0  1/E   RW 16 J.C. Robitaille  0-0-0  2/E
LW 18 Pat Kimball  0-0-0  2/-1   C 27 Justin Bonitatibus  0-0-0  2/-1   RW 21 Francois Ouimet  0-0-0  2/-1
LW 6 John Goebel  0-0-0  0/-1   C 9 Mickey Rego  0-0-0  0/-1   RW 20 Kurtis Astle  0-0-0  0/-1
LD 5 Chris Kane  0-0-0  0/E   RD 3 Joe Loprieno  0-0-0  1/-1   G 29 Patrick Watson  0-0-0  0
LD 2 Fraser Allan  0-1-1  0/E   RD 12 Grant Farrell  1-1-2  2/E   G 33 Andrew Braithwaite  0-0-0  0
LD 26 Adam Ross  0-0-0  1/-3   RD 4 Pat Bowen  0-0-0  0/-2  
 
Boston University Lineup
LW 16 Pete MacArthur  0-2-2  2/+1   C 10 Chris Higgins  1-1-2  1/+1   RW 27 Bryan Ewing  2-1-3  4/+1
LW 6 Joe Pereira  0-1-1  1/+1   C 13 Nick Bonino  1-0-1  3/+1   RW 18 Brandon Yip  0-1-1  4/+1
LW 11 Zach Cohen  0-1-1  0/+1   C 26 Luke Popko  0-0-0  5/+1   RW 21 Jason Lawrence  0-1-1  2/+1
LW 28 Brian McGuirk  0-0-0  1/E   C 15 John McCarthy  0-0-0  1/E   RW 9 Ryan Weston  0-0-0  0/E
LD 5 Kevin Kielt  0-0-0  0/+3   RD 97 Matt Gilroy  1-0-1  3/+3   G 29 Karson Gillespie  0-0-0  0
LD 19 Dan McGoff  0-0-0  0/E   RD 3 Kevin Shattenkirk  0-1-1  2/E   G 31 Brett Bennett  0-0-0  0
LD 25 Colby Cohen  0-1-1  3/E   RD 2 Eric Gryba  0-0-0  0/E   G 32 Adam Kraus  0-0-0  0



 Goals  Scoring/Penalties   Time 

 1st Period (20:00) 
 BU  1 - 6x6  Matt Gilroy (4) (Jason Lawrence, Zach Cohen) 5:41 
 BU (+): 97,21,5,11,26,G29   MER (-): 26,6,20,4,9,G29
 BU  2 - 6x6  Chris Higgins (7) (Bryan Ewing, Pete MacArthur) 7:39 
 BU (+): 10,27,5,97,16,G29   MER (-): 11,23,24,26,4,G29
 MER-1 Joe Loprieno (2-Interference) BU 1x1 9:02 
 BU  3 - 6x5 PP  GW  Bryan Ewing (7) (Kevin Shattenkirk, Colby Cohen) 10:03 
 BU: 27,3,25,16,10,G29   MER: 5,16,19,4,G29
 BU-1 Eric Gryba (2-Interference) MER 0x1 11:04 
 MER-2 Joe Loprieno (2-High-Sticking) BU 1x2 13:58 
 BU-2 Pete MacArthur (2-High-Sticking) MER 1x2 18:10 
 MER  1 - 6x5 PP  Matt Jones (10) (Grant Farrell, Rob Ricci) 18:19 
 MER: 11,2,24,23,12,G29   BU: 2,25,21,10,G29

 2nd Period (20:00) 
 MER-3 Joe Loprieno (2-Interference) BU 1x3 1:39 
 MER-4 Matt Jones (2-Hooking) BU 2x4 4:43 
 BU  4 - 6x5 PP  Bryan Ewing (8) (Pete MacArthur, Chris Higgins) 5:25 
 BU: 27,16,10,3,25,G29   MER: 24,16,3,5,G29
 BU  5 - 6x6  Nick Bonino (5) (Brandon Yip, Joe Pereira) 10:21 
 BU (+): 13,18,6,97,5,G29   MER (-): 18,3,21,26,27,G29
 Timeout - Merrimack 10:21 
 MER-5 Rob Ricci (2-Slashing) 10:44 
 BU-3 Eric Gryba (2-Slashing) 10:44 
 BU-4 Ryan Weston (5-Hitting from Behind) MER 2x4 13:25 
 BU-5 Ryan Weston (10-Game Misconduct) (Served by Joe Pereira) 13:25 
 MER  2 - 6x5 PP  Grant Farrell (2) (Fraser Allan, Rob Ricci) 17:36 
 MER: 12,2,24,11,23,G33   BU: 25,2,26,11,G29

 3rd Period (20:00) 
 MER-6 Chris Kane (2-Hooking) BU 2x5 10:36 
 MER-7 Pat Bowen (2-Holding) BU 2x6 18:30 

 End of Game 



 Merrimack Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd Total Minutes GA
 Patrick Watson (L, 4-7-2)  5 8 0 13 30:21 5
 Andrew Braithwaite  0 2 12 14 29:39 0
 
 Boston University Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd Total Minutes GA
 Karson Gillespie (W, 1-5-0)  8 3 6 17 60:00 2



First Star: Bryan Ewing (Boston University)
Second Star: Chris Higgins (Boston University)
Third Star: Grant Farrell (Merrimack)

Merrimack (MER) at Boston University (BU)
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2007
Conference Game
Attendance: 4812
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:13 pm  Total Time: 2:08

Scoring by Period - MER 1-1-0=2; BU 3-2-0=5

1st Period
Scoring - 1, BU Matt Gilroy/4 (Jason Lawrence/5, Zach Cohen/3) 5:41
2, BU Chris Higgins/7 (Bryan Ewing/12, Pete MacArthur/10) 7:39
3, BU Bryan Ewing/7 (Kevin Shattenkirk/5, Colby Cohen/6) 10:03 (PP) (GW)
4, MER Matt Jones/10 (Grant Farrell/4, Rob Ricci/11) 18:19 (PP)
Penalties - Joe Loprieno, MER (Interference) 9:02; Eric Gryba, BU (Interference) 11:04; Joe Loprieno, MER (High-Sticking) 13:58; Pete MacArthur, BU (High-Sticking) 18:10

2nd Period
Scoring - 5, BU Bryan Ewing/8 (Pete MacArthur/11, Chris Higgins/9) 5:25 (PP)
6, BU Nick Bonino/5 (Brandon Yip/4, Joe Pereira/3) 10:21
7, MER Grant Farrell/2 (Fraser Allan/5, Rob Ricci/12) 17:36 (PP)
Penalties - Joe Loprieno, MER (Interference) 1:39; Matt Jones, MER (Hooking) 4:43; Rob Ricci, MER (Slashing) 10:44; Eric Gryba, BU (Slashing) 10:44; Ryan Weston, BU (5-Hitting from Behind) 13:25; Ryan Weston, BU (10-Game Misconduct) 13:25

3rd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Chris Kane, MER (Hooking) 10:36; Pat Bowen, MER (Holding) 18:30

Merrimack Goaltending - Patrick Watson (30:21, 18 shots, 13 saves, 5 GA); Andrew Braithwaite (29:39, 14 shots, 14 saves, 0 GA)

Boston University Goaltending - Karson Gillespie (60:00, 19 shots, 17 saves, 2 GA)

Win - Karson Gillespie, BU (1-5-0). Loss - Patrick Watson, MER (4-7-2).

Shots On Goal - MER 9-4-6=19; BU 8-12-12=32

Power Plays - MER 2 of 4; BU 2 of 6

Penalties - MER 7 (14 min); BU 5 (21 min)

Three Stars: 1. Bryan Ewing (Boston University) 2. Chris Higgins (Boston University) 3. Grant Farrell (Merrimack)

Referee: Joe Andrews  Assistant Referees: Frank Keough, Brendan Kelleher