Friday, December 2, 2005
Merrimack (MER) at Northeastern (NOE)
Hockey East Conference Game

Final Score: Northeastern 4, Merrimack 4 - OT
New Records: Northeastern 1-8-3, Merrimack 4-7-1

Referee: Jeff Bunyon
Assistant Referees: Brendan Kelleher, Frank Keough
Attendance: 2954
Start Time: 7:00 pm  End Time: 9:28 pm  Total Time: 2:28



 Score By Periods  1st 2nd 3rd OT Final   Power Plays
 Merrimack  1 2 1 0 4    Merrimack  3 / 6 (.500) 
 Northeastern  0 1 3 0 4    Northeastern  2 / 9 (.222) 
 
 Shots On Goal  1st 2nd 3rd OT Total   Penalties/Minutes SHGF 
 Merrimack  7 9 9 1 26    Merrimack  12 / 35 0 
 Northeastern  6 10 13 2 31    Northeastern  8 / 16 0 



Merrimack Lineup
LW 18 Brent Gough  0-1-1  1/-1   C 10 Rob Ricci  0-1-1  2/-1   RW 27 Matt Johnson  0-1-1  0/-1
LW 8 Mickey Rego  0-0-0  1/-1   C 15 Hank Carisio  1-1-2  3/+1   RW 7 Matt Byrnes  0-0-0  2/-1
LW 11 Jeff Royston  0-1-1  0/+1   C 20 Mike Alexiou  1-1-2  5/-1   RW 23 Mike Fournier  1-0-1  2/+1
LW 19 Derek Pallardy  0-0-0  2/E   C 6 John Goebel  0-0-0  2/E   RW 22 Nick Pomponio  0-0-0  0/E
LD 26 Ryan Sullivan  0-0-0  0/-1   RD 24 Scott Drewicki  0-0-0  3/-1   G 1 Frank McLaughlin  0-0-0  0
LD 25 Brock Wilson  1-0-1  2/E   RD 4 Bryan Schmidt  0-1-1  1/E   G 29 Patrick Watson  0-0-0  0
LD 3 Rob LaLonde  0-0-0  0/E   RD 2 Jordan Hart  0-0-0  0/E   G 35 Jim Healey  0-0-0  0
 
Northeastern Lineup
LW 8 Bryan Esner  0-0-0  2/E   C 26 Joe Vitale  0-0-0  2/E   RW 56 Matti Uusivirta  0-0-0  1/E
LW 20 Yale Lewis  1-0-1  1/+1   C 11 Jimmy Russo  0-2-2  5/+1   RW 3 Ryan Ginand  0-1-1  3/+1
LW 23 Brian Swiniarski  0-1-1  2/E   C 37 Rob Rassey  1-0-1  2/E   RW 7 Joe Santilli  1-0-1  6/E
LW 10 Steve Sanders  0-1-1  2/E   C 14 Jason Blain  0-0-0  0/E   RW 12 Dennis McCauley  0-1-1  1/E
LD 44 Steve Birnstill  0-2-2  2/E   RD 5 Louis Liotti  0-0-0  0/E   G 30 Doug Jewer  0-0-0  0
LD 4 Chuck Tomes  1-0-1  2/+2   RD 2 Andrew Linard  0-0-0  0/+2   G 41 Adam Geragosian  0-0-0  0
LD 22 Steve McClellen  0-0-0  0/-1   RD 9 Jacques Perreault  0-0-0  0/-1  



 Goals  Scoring/Penalties   Time 

 1st Period (20:00) 
 NOE-1 Yale Lewis (2-Interference) MER 0x1 1:40 
 MER-1 Rob LaLonde (2-Interference) NOE 0x1 4:52 
 MER-2 Brock Wilson (2-O-INTERFERENCE) NOE 0x2 9:08 
 MER  1 - 6x6  Mike Fournier (2) (Hank Carisio, Jeff Royston) 12:17 
 MER (+): 23,15,11,25,4,G35   NOE (-): 12,14,9,10,22,G41
 MER-3 Scott Drewicki (2-HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40 
 MER-4 Ryan Sullivan (2-HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40 
 NOE-2 Steve McClellen (2-HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40 
 NOE-3 Joe Santilli (2-HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40 
 NOE-4 Joe Santilli (2-Charging) (Served by Dennis McCauley) MER 0x2 16:40 

 2nd Period (20:00) 
 MER-5 Brock Wilson (2-Tripping) NOE 0x3 0:43 
 NOE-5 Matti Uusivirta (2-Hooking) MER 1x3 3:06 
 MER  2 - 6x5 PP  Mike Alexiou (2) (Rob Ricci, Matt Johnson) 4:16 
 MER: 20,10,27,4,18,G35   NOE: 23,44,9,8,G41
 MER-6 Matt Johnson (2-O-HOOKING) NOE 0x4 6:41 
 NOE  1 - 6x6  Chuck Tomes (1) (Steve Sanders, Dennis McCauley) 10:03 
 NOE (+): 4,10,12,14,2,G41   MER (-): 7,8,26,20,24,G35
 MER-7 Hank Carisio (2-Interference) NOE 0x5 10:43 
 MER-8 Jeff Royston (5-Hitting from Behind) (Served by Mike Fournier) NOE 0x6 13:39 
 MER-9 Jeff Royston (10-Game Misconduct) 13:39 
 Timeout - Northeastern 13:39 
 NOE-6 Brian Swiniarski (2-Interference) MER 1x4 17:07 
 NOE-7 Steve Sanders (2-Roughing) MER 2x5 19:51 
 MER  3 - 6x5 PP  Brock Wilson (1) (Mike Alexiou) 19:55 
 MER: 25,20,24,7,8,G35   NOE: 26,9,10,44,G41

 3rd Period (20:00) 
 NOE  2 - 6x6  Yale Lewis (2) (Jimmy Russo, Ryan Ginand) 5:04 
 NOE (+): 20,11,3,2,4,G41   MER (-): 25,4,18,10,27,G35
 MER-10 Rob Ricci (2-Interference) NOE 1x7 9:03 
 NOE  3 - 6x5 PP  Joe Santilli (2) (Jimmy Russo, Steve Birnstill) 9:23 
 NOE: 7,11,44,37,3,G41   MER: 3,19,7,4,G35
 Timeout - Merrimack 9:23 
 NOE-8 Andrew Linard (2-O-INTERFERENCE) MER 3x6 13:09 
 MER  4 - 6x5 PP  Hank Carisio (4) (Bryan Schmidt, Brent Gough) 14:21 
 MER: 15,4,18,10,20,G35   NOE: 23,8,5,4,G41
 MER-11 Matt Byrnes (2-CTH ELBOWING) NOE 2x8 18:17 
 NOE  4 - 6x5 PP  EA GT  Rob Rassey (1) (Brian Swiniarski, Steve Birnstill) 19:19 
 NOE: 37,23,44,11,7,3   MER: 18,8,24,4,G35

 Overtime (5:00) 
 MER-12 Matt Byrnes (2-O-INTERFERENCE) NOE 2x9 2:32 

 End of Game 



 Merrimack Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd OT Total Minutes GA
 Jim Healey (T, 4-5-1)  6 9 10 2 27 65:00 4
 
 Northeastern Goaltending  1st 2nd 3rd OT Total Minutes GA
 Adam Geragosian (T, 1-6-3)  6 7 8 0 21 59:08 4
 EMPTY NET  0 0:11 0
 Adam Geragosian  0 0 0 1 1 5:41 0



First Star: Rob Rassey (Northeastern)
Second Star: Hank Carisio (Merrimack)
Third Star: Steve Birnstill (Northeastern)

Merrimack (MER) at Northeastern (NOE)
Date: Friday, December 2, 2005
Conference Game
Attendance: 2954
Start Time: 7:00 pm  End Time: 9:28 pm  Total Time: 2:28

Scoring by Period - MER 1-2-1-0=4; NOE 0-1-3-0=4

1st Period
Scoring - 1, MER Mike Fournier/2 (Hank Carisio/2, Jeff Royston/1) 12:17
Penalties - Yale Lewis, NOE (Interference) 1:40; Rob LaLonde, MER (Interference) 4:52; Brock Wilson, MER (O-INTERFERENCE) 9:08; Scott Drewicki, MER (HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40; Ryan Sullivan, MER (HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40; Steve McClellen, NOE (HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40; Joe Santilli, NOE (HITTING AFTER WHISTLE) 16:40; Joe Santilli, NOE (Charging) 16:40

2nd Period
Scoring - 2, MER Mike Alexiou/2 (Rob Ricci/7, Matt Johnson/2) 4:16 (PP)
3, NOE Chuck Tomes/1 (Steve Sanders/1, Dennis McCauley/2) 10:03
4, MER Brock Wilson/1 (Mike Alexiou/4) 19:55 (PP)
Penalties - Brock Wilson, MER (Tripping) 0:43; Matti Uusivirta, NOE (Hooking) 3:06; Matt Johnson, MER (O-HOOKING) 6:41; Hank Carisio, MER (Interference) 10:43; Jeff Royston, MER (5-Hitting from Behind) 13:39; Jeff Royston, MER (10-Game Misconduct) 13:39; Brian Swiniarski, NOE (Interference) 17:07; Steve Sanders, NOE (Roughing) 19:51

3rd Period
Scoring - 5, NOE Yale Lewis/2 (Jimmy Russo/6, Ryan Ginand/3) 5:04
6, NOE Joe Santilli/2 (Jimmy Russo/7, Steve Birnstill/6) 9:23 (PP)
7, MER Hank Carisio/4 (Bryan Schmidt/5, Brent Gough/5) 14:21 (PP)
8, NOE Rob Rassey/1 (Brian Swiniarski/3, Steve Birnstill/7) 19:19 (PP) (EA)
Penalties - Rob Ricci, MER (Interference) 9:03; Andrew Linard, NOE (O-INTERFERENCE) 13:09; Matt Byrnes, MER (CTH ELBOWING) 18:17

Overtime
Scoring - None
Penalties - Matt Byrnes, MER (O-INTERFERENCE) 2:32

Merrimack Goaltending - Jim Healey (65:00, 31 shots, 27 saves, 4 GA)

Northeastern Goaltending - Adam Geragosian (64:49, 26 shots, 22 saves, 4 GA); Empty Net (0:11, 0 GA)

Tie - Jim Healey, MER (4-5-1). Tie - Adam Geragosian, NOE (1-6-3).

Shots On Goal - MER 7-9-9-1=26; NOE 6-10-13-2=31

Power Plays - MER 3 of 6; NOE 2 of 9

Penalties - MER 12 (35 min); NOE 8 (16 min)

Three Stars: 1. Rob Rassey (Northeastern) 2. Hank Carisio (Merrimack) 3. Steve Birnstill (Northeastern)

Referee: Jeff Bunyon  Assistant Referees: Brendan Kelleher, Frank Keough