Northeastern And Merrimack Play To 1-1 Tie
Junior forward Adam Gaudette scores game-tying goal for Huskies

Junior forward Adam Gaudette scored the game-tying goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:41  MER1-0 EV Jace Hennig (7)Brett Seney/11
2nd 13:08  NOE1-1 PP GT Adam Gaudette (12)Nolan Stevens/7, Jeremy Davies/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Northeastern  01001
Merrimack  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Northeastern  51016233
Merrimack  7109430
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (10-5-2)  1/3 3/6 0
Merrimack (4-9-4)  0/3 3/6 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cayden Primeau (T, 6-3-2)65:001 6109429
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Craig Pantano (T, 4-4-2)65:001 5916232

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College men's ice hockey team secured a point in the league standings with a hard-fought 1-1 tie against eighth-ranked Northeastern University on Saturday at Lawler Rink. The Warriors closed the first half 2-0-1 in their last three games and will now break for 13 days before traveling to Colorado for a pair of non-conference games.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1, Northeastern 1 (F/OT)
Records: Merrimack (4-9-4, 2-6-2 HEA) | #8 Northeastern (10-5-2, 8-3-1 HEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 2408
Game Duration: 2:12

Rapid Recap

- A quick-moving first period featured 12 combined shots (7-5 Merrimack) and just one power play (Northeastern), but it was the hosts that broke through late in the frame, as senior Jace Hennig sent the Warriors into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead.

- Northeastern notched the only game of the second period while on its third power play, as a very even middle frame saw both sides put 10 shots on net.

- The Huskies outshot Merrimack by a 16-9 margin in the third but could not solve junior Craig Pantano; the Warriors had the period's only power play late in regulation, but Northeastern would stave off the man advantage to send the contest to overtime.

- Merrimack outshot Northeastern by a 4-2 margin in the extra session, but the game would ultimately end in a 1-1 deadlock.

Scoring Summaries

Goal #1 (MC, 1-0): Senior Jace Hennig put Merrimack in front with his seventh goal of the year at 14:41 of the first. Following a faceoff win from classmate Brett Seney, Hennig received the draw and used a quick snap shot to beat NU goaltender Cayden Primeau five-hole.

Goal #2 (NU, 1-1): Northeastern's Adam Gaudette tied the game with the Huskies on the power play 13:08 into the second period. Jeremy Davies intercepted the puck at the left point, brought it in and centered for Nolan Stevens, whose one-timer went wide. Gaudette, however, was stationed at the weak side post and batted in the rebound out of midair.

Notes and Notables

- Merrimack is now unbeaten in its last three games, moving to 2-0-1 since Dec. 8 after an 0-3-1 stretch. It is the longest unbeaten streak for the team this season.

- Merrimack snapped a six-game losing streak to Northeastern, although the Huskies are still unbeaten in their last seven (6-0-1) against the Warriors. The all-time series now stands at 42-57-10.

- Northeastern held a slim 33-30 edge in shots on goal after a seven-shot advantage (16-9) in the third period alone.

- Pantano turned away 32 shots while Primeau denied 29, as the former moved to 4-4-2 on the season.

- Northeastern had the game's only power play goal and finished 1-for-3 with the man advantage, while Merrimack went 0-for-3 on the power play.

- Merrimack was held to under three goals for the 11th time this season and moved to 0-9-2 in those situations. The Warriors are now just 1-2-4 when scoring first in games, as well.

Merrimack Lineup

Hennig | Seney | Irvine
Petti | L. Larsson | McBride
Babcock | Bales | Tavernier
Coomes | A. Larsson | McKay
Bell | Kolquist
Biega | Titcomb
Dockery | Kovacevic

Up Next

Merrimack will break for the finals and the holidays before returning to action with a two-game trip out in Colorado to take on the defending national champion University of Denver, as well as a matchup with Colorado College, on Dec. 29-30.