The Mack Report

The Lineup: Merrimack at Maine (Game 2)

ORONO, Maine — Welcome inside Alfond Arena for Game 2 of the 2012 Hockey East Quarterfinals between Merrimack and Maine.

The Black Bears took a 1-0 series lead courtesy of a 2-1 win last night.

Merrimack lineup changes including Clayton Jardine taking Shawn Bates’ spot after the sophomore center took an elbow to the head last night. Mike Wills will skate for Brendan Ellis, who is sick and spent a portion of last night in an area hospital after suffering dehydration during last night’s game.

John Heffernan will skate in pregame warmups in case Ryan Flanigan, who suffered an undisclosed injury last night, is unable to go.

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Merrimack Lineup
Ryan Flanigan Jesse Todd Jeff Velleca
Mike Collins Connor Toomey Josh Myers
Justin Mansfield Rhett Bly Elliott Sheen
Kyle Singleton Clayton Jardine Quinn Gould
Karl Stollery Dan Kolomatis
Mike Wills Jordan Heywood
Simon Demers Kyle Bigos
Joe Cannata
Sam Marotta
Nick Drew

Scratches: Brendan Ellis, Tom McCarthy, Carter Madsen (ankle), Brandon Brodhag, Shawn Bates, John Heffernan, Rasmus Tirronen (inel)

Tonight’s Officials: Tim Benedetto (R), Kevin Shea (R), Chris Aughe (L), Marc Sullivan (L)

Maine Lineup

Spencer Abbott Brian Flynn Joey Diamond
Mark Anthoine Stu Higgins Matt Mangene
Theo Andersson Klas Leidermark Andrew Cerretani
Adam Shemansky Kyle Beattie John Parker
Will O’Neill Mike Cornell
Ryan Hegarty Mark Nemec
Nick Pryor Brice O’Connor
Dan Sullivan
Martin Ouellette