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  • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

    Standings for the Merrimack College of the NCAA
    Season Team League Division GP W L T OTL SOL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach Result
    1965-66 Merrimack College NCAA ECAC-2 17 7 9 1 0 0 0 0.441 55 64 0
    1966-67 Merrimack College NCAA ECAC-2 21 13 8 0 0 0 0 0.619 120 87 0
    1967-68 Merrimack College NCAA ECAC-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0
    1968-69 Merrimack College ECAC-2 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0.700 40 34 0
    1970-71 Merrimack College ECAC-2 16 8 7 1 0 0 68 0.531 72 0 0
    1971-72 Merrimack College ECAC-2 18 13 5 0 0 0 0 0.722 101 72 0
    1973-74 Merrimack College ECAC-2 23 15 6 2 0 0 0 0.696 0 0 0
    1973-74 Merrimack College NCAA Div IIE 36 21 13 2 0 0 0 0.611 0 0 0
    1974-75 Merrimack College ECAC-2 26 22 3 1 0 0 0 0.865 0 0 0
    1974-75 Merrimack College NCAA Div IIE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0
    1975-76 Merrimack College ECAC-2 26 23 3 0 0 0 177 0.885 74 0 0
    1976-77 Merrimack College NCAA Div II East 35 23 11 1 0 0 0 0.671 175 114 0
    1976-77 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 23 20 2 1 0 0 0 0.891 123 51 0
    1977-78 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 21 16 4 1 0 0 0 0.786 120 71 0
    1978-79 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 25 20 5 0 0 0 0 0.800 168 80 0
    1979-80 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 24 14 8 2 0 0 0 0.625 156 89 0
    1980-81 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 23 17 6 0 0 0 0 0.739 0 0 0
    1983-84 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 21 10 11 0 0 0 0 0.476 97 93 0
    1984-85 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 21 12 6 3 0 0 0 0.643 93 63 0
    1985-86 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 22 16 4 2 0 0 0 0.773 132 68 0
    1986-87 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 24 22 2 0 0 0 0 0.917 155 51 0
    1987-88 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 187 51 0
    1988-89 Merrimack College ECAC-2 East 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.875 114 30 0
    1989-90 Merrimack College NCAA HE 35 10 24 1 0 0 21 0.300 0 0 0 Ron Anderson


    Could very well be true but www.hockeydb.com has them in division 2 in both of those years. Vesey was there in 88-89 and won the D 2 Hobey Baker that year....


    I think it is safe to say they played both D 1 and D 2 schedule. Unusula but it worked.... They were ina D 2 league
    March 18, 1988
    Warriors Visit Matthews Arena Tonight
    Northeastern Welcomes the Nation's Top Independent School
    By Julio R. Varela,
    It has been one unforgettable year for the Merrimack Warriors.

    Besides capturing another Division II ECAC East title, Merrimack was the top-ranked Division I independent in the nation. Its 32-4 record set a new school record for most victories in a seasson. The Warriors also have a Division II-III East Hobey Baker recipient in senior Jim Vesey.

    What more can a school that is not part of a major college hockey conference ask for?

    A bid to the first round of the NCAA Tournament that doesn't find the Warriors packing up their bags and heading out West.

    Merrimack (the number-six seed in the West) got that also, as it visits Matthews Arena tonight and tomorrow to face Northeastern (the East's number-three seed) in a two-game, total-goals series.

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    • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

      Didn't the total-goal system screw us over a few times in the playoffs? I remember hearing that from an old professor at Merrimack who has followed Merrimack Hockey pretty much since the program started. Does this ring a bell for anyone else?
      Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

      @SalvucciM

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      • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

        Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
        Didn't the total-goal system screw us over a few times in the playoffs? I remember hearing that from an old professor at Merrimack who has followed Merrimack Hockey pretty much since the program started. Does this ring a bell for anyone else?
        Not sure about that, but I hated that format. I would have love to have seen a game three against Northeastern back in the 1988 NCAAs. After the way game two ended that would have been a heck of a game.

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        • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

          Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
          Didn't the total-goal system screw us over a few times in the playoffs? I remember hearing that from an old professor at Merrimack who has followed Merrimack Hockey pretty much since the program started. Does this ring a bell for anyone else?
          Check out this section of the online media guide for 2010-2011 to see the prior records: http://www.merrimackathletics.com/sp...nt_Records.pdf

          If you look at the Lake Superior series in 1988, the final goals tally was 8-4 but the games were split; one win, one loss.
          "Get used to this drill, we'll be doing it a lot."
          "Why?"
          "Because the legs feed the wolf, gentlemen..."

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            Thanks DJ, that's exactly what I was thinking of! What an awful system.
            Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

            @SalvucciM

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            • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

              Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
              Didn't the total-goal system screw us over a few times in the playoffs? I remember hearing that from an old professor at Merrimack who has followed Merrimack Hockey pretty much since the program started. Does this ring a bell for anyone else?
              In the '88 playoffs vs Northeastern (2 games-Total Goals), Merrimack lost the 1st game 5-3, and were down a couple in game 2. Looked like the Huskies would advance, but the Warriors exploded for 7 goals to take the series, total goals 10-8. boblav, you obviously remember that!
              Advanced to face Lake Superior, and won game 1 in a huge upset, 4-3 IIRC, on a late Vesey goal. Hrvinak in net.
              However, the Lakers came back and dominated in the 2nd game, 5-0. They went on to become the champs, beating Maine and then St. Lawrence in OT.

              Check out this website for great tournament history:

              http://www.augenblick.org/chha/ncaa_trn.html

              I don't ever remember the Warriors getting screwed because of the 2 game total goals format.
              Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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              • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

                I guess I just find losing in the quarter finals due to total goals when you split the games is just outrageous, but it was the system at the time so in a way you're right, they weren't "screwed", just a lame way to end an amazing run
                Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

                @SalvucciM

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                • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

                  Originally posted by RENCEB View Post
                  In the '88 playoffs vs Northeastern (2 games-Total Goals), Merrimack lost the 1st game 5-3, and were down a couple in game 2. Looked like the Huskies would advance, but the Warriors exploded for 7 goals to take the series, total goals 10-8. boblav, you obviously remember that!
                  That series was wild. Lots of smack talking and pushing and shoving between the teams both nights. Near fights in the pregame warm ups prior to game two. The Huskies looked like they had it made then everything started going in for the Warriors. Unbelievable game, as I said, I would have loved to have seen a third game as well as a third shot at Lake State. Terrible format.

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                    Does anyone have any word on whether or not Stephane succeeded in his off season goal of bulking up?
                    Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

                    @SalvucciM

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                    • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

                      Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
                      Does anyone have any word on whether or not Stephane succeeded in his off season goal of bulking up?
                      During the offseason, when Stephane was out west at the Ducks rookie camp I read on the HFBoards that he registered as one of the three strongest rookies they had in camp...you can take that for what it's worth since he is a few years older as a college player vs their draft picks in their late teens.

                      I think we will have a better idea on Oct 4 when we see him back on the sheet in the scrimmage.
                      "Get used to this drill, we'll be doing it a lot."
                      "Why?"
                      "Because the legs feed the wolf, gentlemen..."

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                        of course I'm stuck in class in Boston until 4:25 on Monday! I'm gonna need a full report of the Blue vs Gold game from whoever's going!
                        Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

                        @SalvucciM

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                        • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

                          Originally posted by Hokydad View Post
                          The success was in D 2. They joined Hockey East the following year and in over 22 seasons, including last year, have never had a winning season.

                          I think in fairness though, that if anyone can do it, the current coach and his current team can. Lets hope
                          Although they were still a member of the ECAC East Merrimack was a D1 Independent for the five seasons before joining HEA.

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                          • Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

                            Originally posted by ChiefWahoo View Post
                            Although they were still a member of the ECAC East Merrimack was a D1 Independent for the five seasons before joining HEA.
                            agreed but their record included many games vs D2 opponents... Its kind of hard to say they were D 1 independent when in fact they played and were a member of ECAC East, D2

                            They were considered D 1 independant when they played D 1 teams.

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                              Just read on the BC thread that BC will be raising their national title banner at the 10/29 game against Merrimack.

                              They're gonna be amped for sure but wouldn't that just be an amazing win for the warriors? And then to go back to our own barn the next day?
                              Before there was a band there was "the drum guy"

                              @SalvucciM

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                                i wish i was as optomistic about beating BC in their own barn on the night they raise the banner. It would be great to see it, but we need to take it one game at a time.

                                Merrimack has never really had to deal with "expectation" and I think this year is going to be interesting to watch. I hope nothing but the best comes from all the hard work these guys have put in though.
                                "Great moments are born from great oppurtunities.” - Herb Brooks

                                "MATTEAU!!! MATTEAU!!! MATTEAU!!!"

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