The Mack Report

Denver, Brittain, Blank Merrimack Twice on Weekend

Sam Brittain Denver

No. 17 Denver used three power-play goals and senior goaltender Sam Brittain posted his second shutout in as many nights as the Pioneers blanked the Warriors, 4-0, on Saturday night at Magness Arena.

This weekend marks the first time in program history that Merrimack was shut out in back-to-back games on the same weekend. The last time Merrimack started the season 0-2 was in 2009-10, after dropping back-to-back games on the road to North Dakota; the Warriors rebounded by winning four in a row afterward

Denver built itself a one-goal lead on a power-play tally just 2:30 into the contest before adding two more markers in the second, one on a power play and another at even strength, before tacking on one last power-play marker while on a five-minute advantage midway through the third to round out the weekend sweep that saw the hosts outscore the Warriors by a 5-0 margin.

Brittain, once again, was brilliant, turning aside all 28 shots he faced.

The Warriors return to Lawler Arena on Friday to start a two-game series with Mercyhurst, which begins a five-game homestand.