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

Exter, Warriors Tie River Hawks, 2-2

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Lowell, Mass. -- Joe Exter made 34 saves including a huge one in overtime to help Merrimack (12-14-6, 7-11-4) skate to a 2-2 tie with UMass Lowell (10-17-5, 3-15-4) in front of 3,952 at Tsongas Arena on Tuesday night. Brent Gough and Eric Pedersen each scored for the Warriors while Danny O'Brien and Elias Godoy scored for the River Hawks in the Hockey East draw.

Exter made two of his biggest saves at the end of the game to preserve the tie. With two seconds remaining in regulation, Exter smothered a shot by Godoy on the doorstep. His lone save of the overtime came off a Ben Walter shot at the 1:30 mark of the extra period. After Walter got Exter to go down, he attempted to beat him high but Exter rolled and stacked his pads to stop the would-be game-winner.

O'Brien netted the first goal of the game, finishing off a 3-on-2 at the 12:38 mark of the second period. Jerramie Domish carried the puck up the left side, beating a Merrimack defenseman before sliding the puck to O'Brien in front. The freshman one-timed the pass by Exter for his sixth goal of the year.

Merrimack answered at the 17:56 mark of the middle period on a score by Gough. After he dropped the puck back to Tony Johnson at the right point, Gough skated toward the net then tipped in a slapshot by Johnson for his team-leading 10th goal of the season.

The River Hawks took a 2-1 lead 1:40 into the third period on Godoy's sixth goal of the year. Exter went down to save a shot by Mark Concannon but the rebound went straight to Godoy in the slot and the freshman lifted the puck over Exter.

The Warriors tied it at 11:02 of the third period on a slapshot by Pedersen. After Steve Crusco won a draw back to Pedersen at the point, Pedersen immediately ripped the slapper past Dominic Smart to tie it.

The Warriors return to action Friday night at Northeastern. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

NOTES: Gough's goal moved him into the team lead along with Marco Rosa, who is out for the season...Pedersen's goal was his third...Nick Pomponio remained sidelined with a rib injury and is not expected to return until the playoffs...The Warriors are now 2-11-3 on the road and 1-1-6 in overtime games...Lowell took the season series, 1-0-2.

Courtesy Merrimack Sports Information.

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