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Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey

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University  Merrimack College
Arena/Stadium  Volpe Complex
Colors  Blue and Gold
Conference  Hockey East
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Head coach  Mark Dennehy 12th year, 143–209–50 (.418)
Captain(s)  Hampus Gustafsson Marc Biega Jared Kolquist
Location  North Andover, Massachusetts

The Merrimack Warriors Men's Ice Hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Merrimack College. The Warriors are a member of Hockey East. They play at the 2,549-seat J. Thom Lawler Rink in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent renovation in 2010. Merrimack's 92.08% capacity during the 2013–14 season was second in Hockey East.

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History

Merrimack first had an ice hockey team in 1956. They were successful in the late 1970s and early 1980s while playing in the ECAC division II. Merrimack won the division II national title in 1978 and were the runner up in 1984. They became an NCAA Division I independent team in 1984 but did not play a schedule against predominantly Division I teams until they joined the Hockey East conference in 1989.

The program struggled in the highly competitive Hockey East. The 2006–07 season, in which they won only 3 games, was the nadir of their struggles. In the 2010–11 season, however, they had unprecedented success against several of the nation's top teams. They finished the regular season 22–8–4 and were ranked 9th in the nation. Merrimack gained a home ice advantage for the first round for the first time since 1997.

Current roster

As of January 18, 2017.

Alumni who have played in the NHL

  • Greg Classen, Nashville Predators
  • Mark Cornforth, Boston Bruins
  • Stéphane Da Costa, Ottawa Senators
  • Matt Foy, Minnesota Wild
  • Jim Hrivnak, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, and St. Louis Blues
  • John Jakopin, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and San Jose Sharks
  • Steve McKenna, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers
  • Darrel Scoville, Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames
  • Jim Vesey, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins
  • References

    Merrimack Warriors men's ice hockey Wikipedia


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