Babcock, Seney Lead Merrimack Past Boston University, 4-1
Junior forward Brett Seney and sophomore forward Michael Babcock each score two goals for Warriors

Sophomore forward Michael Babcock scored two goals for the Warriors
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:25  MER1-0 PP Brett Seney (7)Johnathan Kovacevic/11, Sami Tavernier/4
1st 8:06  BU1-1 PP Clayton Keller (11)Patrick Harper/17, Charlie McAvoy/12
2nd 12:51  MER2-1 EV GW Brett Seney (8)Chris LeBlanc/4, Jace Hennig/9
3rd 5:11  MER3-1 SH Michael Babcock (3)Marc Biega/1, Alfred Larsson/3
3rd 9:31  MER4-1 EV Michael Babcock (4)Jonathan Lashyn/3, Mathieu Tibbet/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  1124
Boston University  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  4141331
Boston University  16121038
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (10-13-3)  1/3 4/8 1
Boston University (16-7-2)  1/3 4/8 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Collin Delia (W, 4-5-0)60:001 15121037
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (L, 13-6-2)60:004 3131127

BOSTON - The No. 1/2 Boston University men's ice hockey team was swept by Merrimack in Hockey East play for the first time ever following a 4-1 home loss to the Warriors on Friday evening.


Final Score: Merrimack 4, #1/2 Boston University 1
Records: BU (16-7-2, 9-4-2 Hockey East), Merrimack (10-13-3, 4-7-3 Hockey East)
Location: Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.


- Brett Seney scored Merrimack's first two goals, including the go-ahead tally at 12:51 of the middle period, to help the Warriors complete a sweep of the Terriers.

- The teams traded power-play goals in the opening period with Seney striking first from the right circle at 6:25.

- Just 41 seconds later, freshman Clayton Keller took advantage of an open net on the left side to make it a 1-1 contest. Freshman Patrick Harper and sophomore Charlie McAvoy picked up assists on the play.

- Seney gave the Warriors the lead for good with the only goal of the second period.

- Michael Babcock prevented the Terriers from gaining any momentum with a shorthanded goal to make it 3-1 at 5:11 of the third before adding another tally just over four minutes later.


- Merrimack is undefeated (3-0-2) the past five times it has faced a BU team that was ranked No. 1 in at least one of the national polls.

- The Terriers held a 37-32 shot advantage as Collin Delia had a 36-save performance to earn the win in goal for Merrimack.

- Freshman Jake Oettinger recorded 28 saves for BU.

- Both teams went 1-of-3 on the power play.

- Keller extended his point streak to 12 games (8g, 11a), which is the longest by a Terrier since Jack Eichel put together a 14-game streak from Feb. 6 - March 27, 2015.

- When Seney scored the eventual game-winner, it marked the first time in 273:17 that Oettinger gave up an even-strength goal.


- The Terriers will continue their homestand on Saturday (Jan. 28) when they face No. 7 UMass Lowell.

- Game time at Agganis Arena is set for 7 p.m.