2002-03

Overall: 12-18-6
Hockey East: 7-13-4 7th
Nonconference: 5-3-2

Home: 9-4-3
Away: 2-14-3
Neutral: 1-0-0
Overtime: 1-1-6

Full Schedule/Results
Final Statistics

Team Leaders

Scoring
1. Brent Gough 12-12--24
2. Matt Johnson 8-14--22
2. Marco Rosa 10-12--22
4. Bryan Schmidt 9-12--21
5. Tim Reidy 7-9--16
Goals
1. Brent Gough 12
1. Marco Rosa 10
3. Bryan Schmidt 9
4. Matt Johnson 8
5. Tim Reidy 7
Assists
1. Matt Johnson 14
2. Brent Gough 12
2. Marco Rosa 12
2. Bryan Schmidt 12
5. Tony Johnson 10
5. Alex Sikatchev 10
5. Lucas Smith 10
Power Play Goals
1. Tim Reidy 5
1. Bryan Schmidt 5
3. Matt Johnson 3
3. Marco Rosa 3
Shorthanded Goals
1. Marco Rosa 1
Plus / Minus
1. Rob LaLonde +10
2. Lucas Smith +7
3. Bryan Schmidt +6
4. Tony Johnson +4
5. Brendon Clark +2
5. Steve Crusco +2
Goals Against Avg.
1. Joe Exter 2.91 (11-16-6)
2. Casey Guenther 4.44 (1-2-0)
Save Percentage
1. Joe Exter .915
2. Casey Guenther .855
Power Play (HE)
24-145 16.6%
(14-86 16.3% 8th)
Penalty Kill
139-175 79.4%
(76-97 78.4% 7th)

Game Recap

Tambellini Pair Leads Wolverines, 4-1

Friday, October 18, 2002

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- A pair of first period goals by Jeff Tambellini was enough to lift the University of Michigan (2-1-0) to a 4-1 win over Merrimack (0-1-1). The Wolverines took advantage of eight power plays on 13 Merrimack penalties in their home opener in front of 6,415 at Yost Arena.

Michigan converted on its first power play opportunity, scoring at the 3:33 mark of the first period. Tambellini faked a pass from the right circle before beating Merrimack goaltender Joe Exter low on his glove side.

Tambellini then netted his fourth of the season at the 14:27 mark, giving the Wolverines a two-goal advantage when he put back a rebound off a shot by Dwight Helminen. Michigan dominated play early, holding a 14-3 shot advantage in the first period.

Despite committing seven penalties for 36 minutes in the second period, the Warriors out-shot the Wolverines 9-6. The Warriors were down a man for 13:52 of the middle period, but killed off three of the four Wolverine power plays. Eric Nystrom took advantage of a 5-on-3 opportunity at the 16:34 mark, sending the Wolverines into the second intermission with a 3-0 lead.

Steve Crusco got the Warriors on the board with his first goal of the season at the 8:52 mark of the third period. Tim Reidy took the puck into the left corner, sent it to the front of the net and Crusco was there to finish.

Merrimack pulled Exter with 2:07 to play for an extra skater but 54 seconds later, Mike Roemensky poked the puck from center ice into the empty net to seal the win.

Exter finished with 23 saves in the loss with Wolverine goalie Al Montoya stopping 22. The Warriors out-shot the Wolverines 20-13 over the final two periods of play. Merrimack went 0-for-4 on the power play while Michigan went 2-for-8.

The two teams will meet again at Yost Arena on Saturday night at 7:35 PM.

Courtesy Merrimack Sports Information.

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