HOCKEY EAST TEXT BOX SCORE
New Hampshire (UNH) at Merrimack (MER)
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Non-Conference Game
Hockey East Opening Round
Attendance: 2151
Start Time: 7:05 pm  End Time: 9:20 pm  Total Time: 2:15

Scoring by Period - UNH 3-0-2=5; MER 1-0-1=2

1st Period
Scoring - 1, UNH Michael McNicholas/13 (Tyler Kelleher/39, Jason Salvaggio/13) 1:14
2, UNH Frankie Cefalu/1 (Jamie Hill/2, Joe Sacco/1) 6:01
3, MER Hampus Gustafsson/15 (Jared Kolquist/10, Brett Seney/21) 9:54 (PP)
4, UNH Patrick Grasso/19 (Ara Nazarian/9) 14:45 (GW)
Penalties - Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Tripping) 8:46; Logan Coomes, MER (Slashing) 16:14; Alfred Larsson, MER (Tripping) 17:02

2nd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Johnathan Kovacevic, MER (High-Sticking) 1:45; Joe Sacco, UNH (Hooking) 5:05; Jace Hennig, MER (Interference) 19:16

3rd Period
Scoring - 5, UNH Tyler Kelleher/23 (Michael McNicholas/29, Patrick Grasso/12) 1:07 (PP)
6, MER Derek Petti/6 (Alex Carle/9, Marc Biega/6) 7:54 (PP)
7, UNH Jason Salvaggio/23 (Michael McNicholas/30, Matias Cleland/33) 18:53 (EN)
Penalties - Tyler Irvine, MER (Tripping) 0:57; Michael McNicholas, UNH (Hooking) 4:18; Daniel Tirone, UNH (Delay of Game) 6:31; Marc Biega, MER (Interference) 10:13; Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Tripping) 14:39; Ludvig Larsson, MER (Embellishment) 14:39

New Hampshire Goaltending - Daniel Tirone (59:42, 46 shots, 44 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (0:18, 0 GA)

Merrimack Goaltending - Collin Delia (58:55, 29 shots, 25 saves, 4 GA); Empty Net (1:05, 1 GA)

Win - Daniel Tirone, UNH (14-16-5). Loss - Collin Delia, MER (9-8-3).

Shots On Goal - UNH 13-6-11=30; MER 14-14-18=46

Power Plays - UNH 1 of 6; MER 2 of 4

Penalties - UNH 5 (10 min); MER 7 (14 min)

New Records - New Hampshire 14-18-5, Merrimack 15-16-6

Three Stars: 1. Tyler Kelleher (New Hampshire) 2. Michael McNicholas (New Hampshire) 3. Daniel Tirone (New Hampshire)

Referees: Jamie Koharski, Geoff Miller  Linesmen: Rob Shintani, Nick Briganti