Friday, February 1, 2008
Merrimack (MER) at Boston University (BU)
Hockey East Conference Game

Final Score: Boston University 4, Merrimack 1
New Records: Boston University 8-13-4, Merrimack 10-12-2

Recap - Text Box - Game Sheet

Referee: Scott Hansen
Assistant Referees: Glen Cooke, Chris Low
Attendance: 4987
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:07 pm  Total Time: 2:02



 Score By Periods  1st 2nd 3rd Final   Power Plays
 Merrimack  1 0 0 1    Merrimack  0 / 4 (.000) 
 Boston University  1 0 3 4    Boston University  2 / 5 (.400) 
 
 Shots On Goal  1st 2nd 3rd Total   Penalties/Minutes SHGF 
 Merrimack  8 4 6 18    Merrimack  7 / 14 0 
 Boston University  14 5 13 32    Boston University  6 / 12 0 



Merrimack Lineup
LW 23 Chris Barton  0-0-0  1/E   C 24 Rob Ricci  0-0-0  2/E   RW 16 J.C. Robitaille  0-0-0  1/E
LW 18 Pat Kimball  0-0-0  1/E   C 14 Joe Cucci  0-1-1  2/E   RW 11 Matt Jones  1-0-1  2/E
LW 13 Mike Vaskivuo  0-0-0  0/E   C 19 Derek Pallardy  0-0-0  2/E   RW 21 Francois Ouimet  0-0-0  0/E
LW 15 John Jamieson  0-0-0  1/-1   C 25 Matt Moulakelis  0-0-0  0/-1   RW 20 Kurtis Astle  0-0-0  0/-1
LD 2 Fraser Allan  0-0-0  1/-1   RD 3 Joe Loprieno  0-0-0  1/-1   G 29 Patrick Watson  0-0-0  0
LD 26 Adam Ross  0-1-1  1/+1   RD 12 Grant Farrell  0-0-0  1/+1   G 33 Andrew Braithwaite  0-0-0  0
LD 4 Pat Bowen  0-0-0  1/-1   RD 22 Brandon Sadlowski  0-0-0  1/-1  
 
Boston University Lineup
LW 16 Pete MacArthur  0-1-1  1/E   C 10 Chris Higgins  1-0-1  2/E   RW 27 Bryan Ewing  0-0-0  3/E
LW 6 Joe Pereira  0-0-0  2/+1   C 13 Nick Bonino  1-1-2  3/+1   RW 21 Jason Lawrence  0-1-1  3/+1
LW 26 Luke Popko  0-0-0  1/-1   C 33 Colin Wilson  1-0-1  3/E   RW 18 Brandon Yip  1-0-1  3/+1
LW 28 Brian McGuirk  0-1-1  0/+1   C 15 John McCarthy  0-0-0  2/E   RW 20 Craig Sanders  0-0-0  0/-1
LD 7 Brian Strait  0-0-0  0/+1   RD 97 Matt Gilroy  0-2-2  2/+1   G 31 Brett Bennett  0-0-0  0
LD 19 Dan McGoff  0-0-0  2/E   RD 2 Eric Gryba  0-0-0  1/E   G 32 Adam Kraus  0-0-0  0
LD 25 Colby Cohen  0-1-1  1/E   RD 3 Kevin Shattenkirk  0-1-1  3/E  



 Goals  Scoring/Penalties   Time 

 1st Period (20:00) 
 MER  1 - 6x6  Matt Jones (12) (Adam Ross, Joe Cucci) 5:40 
 MER (+): 11,26,14,18,12,G33   BU (-): 26,33,20,25,3,G31
 MER-1 Mike Vaskivuo (2-Tripping) BU 0x1 6:31 
 MER-2 Grant Farrell (2-Tripping) BU 0x2 10:29 
 BU-1 Dan McGoff (2-Boarding) MER 0x1 13:24 
 BU  1 - 6x6  Brandon Yip (7) (Brian McGuirk, Matt Gilroy) 15:48 
 BU (+): 18,97,28,7,33,G31   MER (-): 15,25,2,20,3,G33

 2nd Period (20:00) 
 BU-2 Pete MacArthur (2-Interference) MER 0x2 14:14 

 3rd Period (20:00) 
 MER-3 Adam Ross (2-Hooking) BU 1x3 4:52 
 BU  2 - 6x5 PP  GW  Chris Higgins (8) (Pete MacArthur, Matt Gilroy) 5:12 
 BU: 10,16,97,27,7,G31   MER: 25,19,4,12,G33
 MER-4 Joe Cucci (2-High-Sticking) 8:04 
 MER-5 Joe Cucci (2-Roughing) (Served by Kurtis Astle) BU 2x4 8:04 
 BU-3 Brian Strait (2-Roughing) 8:04 
 BU  3 - 6x5 PP  Colin Wilson (8) (Colby Cohen, Nick Bonino) 9:06 
 BU: 33,25,13,21,6,G31   MER: 2,3,16,24,G33
 Timeout - Merrimack 9:06 
 BU  4 - 6x6  Nick Bonino (8) (Jason Lawrence, Kevin Shattenkirk) 13:43 
 BU (+): 13,3,6,21,25,G31   MER (-): 4,18,14,11,22,G33
 BU-4 Colin Wilson (2-Charging) MER 0x3 14:19 
 MER-6 Rob Ricci (2-Slashing) BU 2x5 14:57 
 BU-5 Luke Popko (2-Tripping) MER 0x4 17:55 
 MER-7 Fraser Allan (2-Slashing) 19:34 
 BU-6 Colin Wilson (2-CHECKING) 19:34 

 End of Game 



 Merrimack Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd Total Minutes GA
 Andrew Braithwaite (L, 6-5-0)  13 5 10 28 60:00 4
 
 Boston University Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd Total Minutes GA
 Brett Bennett  4 0 0 4 10:25 1
 EMPTY NET  0 0:04 0
 Brett Bennett (W, 7-7-3)  3 4 6 13 49:31 0



First Star: Chris Higgins (Boston University)
Second Star: Nick Bonino (Boston University)
Third Star: Colin Wilson (Boston University)

Merrimack (MER) at Boston University (BU)
Date: Friday, February 1, 2008
Conference Game
Attendance: 4987
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:07 pm  Total Time: 2:02

Scoring by Period - MER 1-0-0=1; BU 1-0-3=4

1st Period
Scoring - 1, MER Matt Jones/12 (Adam Ross/4, Joe Cucci/2) 5:40
2, BU Brandon Yip/7 (Brian McGuirk/6, Matt Gilroy/10) 15:48
Penalties - Mike Vaskivuo, MER (Tripping) 6:31; Grant Farrell, MER (Tripping) 10:29; Dan McGoff, BU (Boarding) 13:24

2nd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Pete MacArthur, BU (Interference) 14:14

3rd Period
Scoring - 3, BU Chris Higgins/8 (Pete MacArthur/20, Matt Gilroy/11) 5:12 (PP) (GW)
4, BU Colin Wilson/8 (Colby Cohen/8, Nick Bonino/8) 9:06 (PP)
5, BU Nick Bonino/8 (Jason Lawrence/7, Kevin Shattenkirk/10) 13:43
Penalties - Adam Ross, MER (Hooking) 4:52; Joe Cucci, MER (High-Sticking) 8:04; Joe Cucci, MER (Roughing) 8:04; Brian Strait, BU (Roughing) 8:04; Colin Wilson, BU (Charging) 14:19; Rob Ricci, MER (Slashing) 14:57; Luke Popko, BU (Tripping) 17:55; Fraser Allan, MER (Slashing) 19:34; Colin Wilson, BU (CHECKING) 19:34

Merrimack Goaltending - Andrew Braithwaite (60:00, 32 shots, 28 saves, 4 GA)

Boston University Goaltending - Brett Bennett (59:56, 18 shots, 17 saves, 1 GA); Empty Net (0:04, 0 GA)

Win - Brett Bennett, BU (7-7-3). Loss - Andrew Braithwaite, MER (6-5-0).

Shots On Goal - MER 8-4-6=18; BU 14-5-13=32

Power Plays - MER 0 of 4; BU 2 of 5

Penalties - MER 7 (14 min); BU 6 (12 min)

Three Stars: 1. Chris Higgins (Boston University) 2. Nick Bonino (Boston University) 3. Colin Wilson (Boston University)

Referee: Scott Hansen  Assistant Referees: Glen Cooke, Chris Low