The Mack Report

Shawn Bates Removed From Merrimack Roster

MC's Shawn Bates#9 vs UML goalie Connor Hellebuyck#30 Final UML5 MC1 Photo-Walter Rossini 3-3-13 7025

(Photo by Walter Rossini)

NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack College senior Shawn Bates was removed from the Warriors’ roster, it was learned prior to Friday night’s game between Merrimack and Boston University.

Bates, who appeared in 10 games this season without registering a point, had 18 points (8g, 10a) in 32 games last season. In 104 career games with the Warriors, Bates had 46 points (19g, 27a); he was not listed on the team’s line chart (including under the scratches category) and was removed from the listed team roster. Bates did not play in last weekend’s game at Yale, but was listed on the roster at that time.