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 Power Past Dartmouth, 4-3

Sunday, November 3, 2002

North Andover, Mass. -- Marco Rosa (Whitby, ONT), Brent Gough (St. Albert, ALB) and Matt Johnson (Eden Prairie, MN) each had a goal and an assist to lead Merrimack (2-3-1) to a 4-3 victory over Dartmouth (1-1-0).

Joe Exter made 34 saves, including 31 over the final two periods as the Warriors held off the Big Green in front of 1,149 at the Volpe Center in North Andover, MA. Mike Murray (Dover, MA) collected a goal and an assist and Pete Summerfelt (Anchorage, Alaska) had three assists in the loss for Dartmouth. There were five power play goals and a short-handed score in a game that included 19 power plays.

The Warriors took a 2-0 lead on a pair of special teams 'firsts' for the year. Tim Reidy (Shrewsbury, MA) got things started with the Warriors' first power play goal of the season 6:01 into the game. The junior put back a rebound off a shot by Ryan Cordeiro (Somerset, MA), snapping the team's 0-for-22 streak on the power play this year. Rosa then scored the team's first shorthanded goal of the season 40 seconds later, taking advantage of a turnover by Dartmouth in its own zone. The Warriors dominated play early, out-shooting the Big Green 15-3 in the first period.

Dartmouth stormed back in the second period, scoring twice in 5-on-3 situations to tie the game. Murray netted the first power play goal of the period when he tipped in a shot by Summerfelt at the seven-minute mark. Erick Przepiorka (Grosse Point, MI) then tied it at 12:51 of the middle period with a rebound goal. A shot by Summerfelt from the top of the left circle was saved by Exter but Przepiorka was waiting in front to finish. Merrimack regained the lead on Johnson's first career goal at the 15:45 mark. Gough fed Johnson at the top of the slot and the freshman wristed one past the glove of Big Green goaltender Nick Boucher (Cobble Hill, B.C.).

Gough scored the eventual game-winner off a feed from Rosa at the 9:43 mark of the third period, giving the Warriors a two-goal cushion. Kent Gillings (Saskatoon, SASK) scored the first even-strength goal of the game at 17:43 of the final period but Merrimack was able to hold on.

Boucher made 27 saves in the game and Dartmouth went 2-for-10 on the power play. After not scoring a power play goal over the first four games, Merrimack clicked on three attempts with an extra man in nine attempts.

The Warriors return to Hockey East action Thursday night, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. when they host No. 3 Boston College at the Volpe Center.

Courtesy Merrimack Sports Information.

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