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

Warriors Upset No. 6 BU, 5-3

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

North Andover, Mass. -- Brent Gough (St. Albert, ALB) and Marco Rosa (Whitby, ONT) had a goal and two assists each to lead Merrimack (1-2-1, 1-0-0) to a 5-3 victory over No. 6 Boston University (1-1-2, 0-1-0) in the Hockey East opener for both teams.

Steve Crusco (Waltham, MA) had a goal and an assist while Bryan Schmidt (Bloomington, MN) added a pair of assists in front of 2,843 at the Volpe Center. John Sabo (Harding Twp, NJ) scored twice and Frantisek Skaldany (Martin, Slovakia) assisted on both in the loss for the Terriers.

Rosa started things off with his first goal of the season 4:12 into the game. The junior pulled the puck out of a scramble in the left face-off circle, glided right then beat BU goaltender Sean Fields (Edmonton, ALTA) on his stick side. With 16 seconds remaining in the first period, Sabo netted his first of the game with assists going to Skladany and Freddy Myer (Sanbornville, NH) to tie it at one.

Sabo picked up where he left off after the break, netting his second 27 seconds into the middle period with an assist once again going to Skladany. Pomponio tied the game again at the 7:44 mark with his third goal of the season. After Crusco won a draw back to the blue line, defenseman Schmidt ripped a shot that was tipped in by Pomponio.

Gough gave the Warriors back the lead at the 13:06 mark. Rosa stole the puck in the left circle of the BU zone and flipped it to Gough in the slot and he wristed one home for his first score of the year. The Warriors didn't hold that lead for long as Brad Zancanaro (Trenton, MI) slid a rebound in the right side of the net one minute and three seconds after the Gough goal.

Merrimack regained the lead on a Crusco rifle at the 15:27 mark. From the top of the left circle, Crusco snapped one top shelf, over the left shoulder of Shields and the Warriors went into the second intermission up 4-3.

Merrimack defenseman Eric Pedersen (Saugus, MA) added an insurance goal at the 11:16 mark of the third period with a slapshot from the right point, sealing the victory for the Warriors.

Merrimack goaltender Joe Exter (Cranston, RI) finished with 29 saves including 12 in the third period while Fields stopped 27. Neither team was able to convert on the power play, with Merrimack going 0-for-5 and BU going 0-for-3.

The Warriors are off until Friday, November 1, when they return to action at No. 1 New Hampshire.

Courtesy Merrimack Sports Information.

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