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

http://www.warriorhockey.org/podcast/20140207-dennehypre.mp3

Pregame with Boston College head coach Jerry York

http://www.warriorhockey.org/podcast/20140207-york.mp3

Intermission with SO D Sean Robertson

http://www.warriorhockey.org/podcast/20140207-robertson.mp3

Intermission with Boston College play by play announcer Jon Rish

http://www.warriorhockey.org/podcast/20140207-rish.mp3

Postgame with head coach Mark Dennehy

http://www.warriorhockey.org/podcast/20140207-dennehy.mp3

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).