Merrimack College Shut Out By Colorado College, 3-0

Merrimack College senior defenseman Jonathan Lashyn (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:56  CC1-0 PP GW Mason Bergh (8)Tanner Ockey/7, Matt Hansen/2
3rd 7:14  CC2-0 PP Mason Bergh (9)Matt Hansen/3, Luc Gerdes/2
3rd 17:22  CC3-0 EV Kade Kehoe (2)Luc Gerdes/3, Matt Hansen/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Colorado College  1023
Merrimack  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Colorado College  133925
Merrimack  1151026
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Colorado College (4-12-1)  2/4 3/6 0
Merrimack (6-9-3)  0/3 4/8 0
Colorado College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Leclerc (W, 2-9-1)60:000 1151026
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Collin Delia (L, 1-3-0)57:503 123722
Empty Net2:100     

ESTERO, Fla. - Colorado College potted a pair of power play goals to upend the Merrimack College men's ice hockey team, 3-0, in the opening round of the 2016 Florida College Hockey Classic on Wednesday night at Germain Arena.

The Basics

Score: Colorado College 3, Merrimack 0
Records: Merrimack (6-9-3, 1-4-3 HEA) | Colorado College (4-12-1, 1-6-1 NCHC)
Location: Germain Arena | Estero, Fla.
Attendance: 3812
Game Duration: 2:01

How It Happened

1st Period

- Despite ranking 56th nationally on the power play coming into the contest, it was Colorado College that would net the first goal of the night, as Mason Bergh cleaned up a rebound with just three seconds left on the Tigers' first man advantage to give C.C. a 1-0 lead at the 2:56 mark of the first period.

2nd Period

- That score went unchanged in the second, as each team combined for only eight shots on goal (5-8 Merrimack) and came up empty on their one respective power play to send the Warriors into the final intermission trailing by that same 1-0 margin.

3rd Period

- The Tigers doubled their lead by means of the power play at 7:14 of the third, as Bergh netted his second of the game off a broken play to push Colorado College ahead, 2-0.

- Colorado College's Kade Kehoe netted an additional late goal at 17:22 to punch the Tigers' ticket to the tournament's championship game, where they will meet Cornell tomorrow night.

Notes & Notables

- Merrimack has come up empty on its last 35 power play chances and is the only team in the country without a power play goal dating back to Nov. 11.

- The shutout loss was only Merrimack's second of the season and first since a 4-0 setback at Clarkson on Oct. 14.

- The loss also means Merrimack will see its in-season tournament title drought extend at least another year, as the Warriors' last in-season tournament title came in November 2004 in the Dunkin Donuts Coffee Pot Tournament hosted by Providence.

Goal Descriptions

CC #1 (Bergh/Ockey/Pierre) | P1 2:56 (PP) - Shot through traffic from center point is saved initially by Delia, but Mason Bergh punches in the loose puck blocker side.

CC #2 (Bergh/Hansen/Gerdes) | P3 7:14 (PP) - Puck worked into the slot before an unintentional deflection sent the puck to the back post where Mason Bergh was waiting to put it into an open net.

CC #3 (Kehoe/Gerdes/Hansen) | P3 17:22 - Wrist shot from just inside the top of the left circle.


Hennig | Gustafsson | Irvine
Seney | L. Larsson | Tavernier
Babcock | A. Larsson | LeBlanc
Petti | Kramer | Tibbet

Biega | Kovacevic
Kolquist | Titcomb
Lashyn| Carle


Game Leaders (MC // CC)

Points: None // Matt Hansen (3)
Goals: None // Mason Bergh (2)
Assists: None // Matt Hansen (3)
Shots: Marc Biega (4) // Tanner Ockey/Matt Hansen (3)
Faceoffs Won: Alfred Larsson (12) // Sam Rothstein (11)
Saves: Collin Delia (22-for-25) // Alex Leclerc (26-for-26)

Facts and Figures (MC // CC)

Power Plays: 0-3 // 2-4
Penalties: 4 Penalties - 8 Minutes // 3 Penalties - 6 Minutes
Faceoffs: 31 // 28
SOG: 11-13 // 5-3 // 10-9 // 26-25

Up Next

Merrimack will face first-time opponent Northern Michigan tomorrow afternoon in the Florida College Hockey Classic consolation game. Puck drop against the Wildcats is set for 4 p.m.