HOCKEY EAST TEXT BOX SCORE
New Hampshire (UNH) at Merrimack (MER)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Non-Conference Game
Hockey East Opening Round
Attendance: 2549 (Sellout)
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:15 pm  Total Time: 2:10

Scoring by Period - UNH 0-2-2=4; MER 0-0-0=0

1st Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Justin Fregona, UNH (Roughing) 18:23; Justin Fregona, UNH (Facemasking) 18:23; Brett Seney, MER (Facemasking) 18:23

2nd Period
Scoring - 1, UNH Patrick Grasso/18 (Chris Miller/5) 14:43 (GW)
2, UNH Jason Salvaggio/22 (Brendan van Riemsdyk/10, Michael McNicholas/28) 17:34 (PP)
Penalties - Michael Babcock, MER (Hooking) 2:11; Brett Seney, MER (Slashing) 5:47; Marc Biega, MER (Tripping) 15:59; Anthony Wyse, UNH (Interference) 19:01

3rd Period
Scoring - 3, UNH Michael McNicholas/12 (Ara Nazarian/8, Tyler Kelleher/38) 18:48 (EN)
4, UNH Liam Blackburn/9 (Daniel Tirone/1) 19:22 (EN)
Penalties - None

New Hampshire Goaltending - Daniel Tirone (59:51, 44 shots, 44 saves, 0 GA); Empty Net (0:09, 0 GA)

Merrimack Goaltending - Collin Delia (59:21, 30 shots, 28 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (0:39, 2 GA)

Win - Daniel Tirone, UNH (13-16-5). Loss - Collin Delia, MER (9-7-3).

Shots On Goal - UNH 13-12-7=32; MER 13-14-17=44

Power Plays - UNH 1 of 3; MER 0 of 2

Penalties - UNH 3 (6 min); MER 4 (8 min)

New Records - New Hampshire 13-18-5, Merrimack 15-15-6

Three Stars: 1. Daniel Tirone (New Hampshire) 2. Jason Salvaggio (New Hampshire) 3. Patrick Grasso (New Hampshire)

Referees: Scott Hansen, Tom Fryer  Linesmen: Pat Turcotte, Chris Aughe