The Mack Report

Postgame: Boston College 6, Merrimack 1

BC Merrimack 2-7-14

The Pressers

The Podcasts

The following interviews were provided by Merrimack radio analyst Mike Machnik
John Leahy’s pregame interview with head coach Mark Dennehy

Pregame with Boston College head coach Jerry York

Intermission with SO D Sean Robertson

Intermission with Boston College play by play announcer Jon Rish

Postgame with head coach Mark Dennehy

The Notebook

  • In addition to Arnold’s three-point night, Gaudreau (3), Michael Matheson (2) and Teddy Doherty (2) also had multi-point efforts for the Eagles, while 12 Eagles in total finished with at least one point
  • Coincidentally enough, each side finished with 24 shots apiece, as the Eagles held an 8-5 lead after one, Merrimack came back with an 8-5 edge in the second and both teams finished with 11 apiece in the third
  • While the Eagles went 3-for-4 on the power play, Merrimack was held empty on four power-play chances
  • Mansfield led all Warriors with five shots on net
  • Freshman Thatcher Demko finished with 23 saves for the Eagles
  • Boston College owns college hockey’s longest unbeaten streak of 14 games, having gone 13-0-1 within that span and winning its last seven contests. Heading into Friday’s game against Merrimack, the Eagles were the top ranked team in USCHO’s Pairwise rankings.
  • Merrimack has not won at Boston College since Oct. 31, 1997. The Eagles are 25-0-3 against the Warriors in Chestnut Hill within that run.
  • Following Friday’s win over Merrimack, Thatcher Demko owns college hockey’s best winning percentage (.846 – 10-1-2), third-best goals against average (1.83 gaa) and sixth-best save percentage (.932).