UMass Lowell Skates Past Merrimack College, 5-0
Junior forward Ryan Dmowski has two goals and assist for River Hawks

Junior forward Ryan Dmowski had two goals and an assist for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:14  UML1-0 EV GW Tommy Panico (8)Chris Forney/13, John Edwardh/11
2nd 5:15  UML2-0 PP Ryan Dmowski (10)Mattias Göransson/8, Tyler Mueller/12
2nd 6:31  UML3-0 EV Connor Sodergren (4)Ryan Dmowski/11
3rd 6:57  UML4-0 EV Chris Forney (7)Connor Wilson/7
3rd 10:49  UML5-0 PP Ryan Dmowski (11)Connor Wilson/8, Mattias Göransson/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  0000
UMass Lowell  0325
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  49821
UMass Lowell  1113630
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (10-19-4)  0/3 8/16 0
UMass Lowell (17-17-0)  2/6 6/12 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Craig Pantano (L, 9-12-2)26:313 114015
Logan Halladay33:292 06410
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Christoffer Hernberg (W, 14-8-0)60:000 49821

LOWELL, Mass. - Junior forward Ryan Dmowski (East Lyme, Conn.) notched three points (2g,1a) and junior goaltender Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) earned his fifth career shutout to pace the UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 5-0 victory against Merrimack on Saturday night at the Tsongas Center in front of 5,839 fans on Senior Night.

UMass Lowell improves to 17-17-0 overall (11-13-0 HEA) in the victory, while Merrimack falls to 10-19-4 overall (7-15-2 HEA) after the loss. The two teams will face each other in the Hockey East first round in a best of three series at the Tsongas Center beginning on Friday, March 2nd (7:15pm).

"It's a big win for us to get us out of this funk, obviously we played a great opponent," said UMass Lowell Head Coach Norm Bazin. "Now it comes to the second season and we are looking forward to next weekend."

Senior Chris Forney (Thief River Falls, Minn.) and Dmowski scored goals in the third to seal the win for the River Hawks. Dmowski posted a game-high five shots on goal in the victory.

Freshman forward Connor Sodergren (Tewksbury, Mass.) made it 3-0 UMass Lowell with his fourth of the year just 1:15 after Dmowski's first tally.

Senior defenseman Tommy Panico (Wall, N.J.) got the River Hawks on the board first with a slapshot from the right point just 1:14 into the second frame. Dmowski added a power play marker for his 10th tally of the year just four minutes later to make it 2-0 in favor of the home team.

The two teams skated to a scoreless first period with UMass Lowell owning a 11-4 shot advantage.

The River Hawks went 2-for-6 on the power play in the game and were also a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

Hernberg amassed 21 saves on the night for this 14th win of the season, which included nine saves in the second period. Craig Pantano got the start for the Warriors, making 15 saves in the first 26:21 of play. Logan Halladay recorded 10 saves in the final 33:29 in a relief effort.

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