|1st||2:56||CC||1-0||PP GW||Mason Bergh (8)||Tanner Ockey/7, Matt Hansen/2|
|3rd||7:14||CC||2-0||PP||Mason Bergh (9)||Matt Hansen/3, Luc Gerdes/2|
|3rd||17:22||CC||3-0||EV||Kade Kehoe (2)||Luc Gerdes/3, Matt Hansen/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Colorado College (4-12-1)||2/4||3/6||0|
|Colorado College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex Leclerc (W, 2-9-1)||60:00||0||11||5||10||26|
|Collin Delia (L, 1-3-0)||57:50||3||12||3||7||22|
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.
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.
Game Duration: 2:01
How It Happened
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
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.