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Posted: February 28th, 2013

Mercyhurst University (14-15-3, 12-11-2 AHA) vs. Robert Morris (18-12-2, 13-11-1)
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Friday at RMU Island Sports Center, Pittsburgh; Saturday at Mercyhurst Ice Center
On the air: (live stream), & (live statistics)
What to expect: Mercyhurst enters the final weekend series of the regular season tied for sixth with Rochester Institute of Technology in the Atlantic Hockey Association with 26 points. The Lakers are three points behind third-place Holy Cross, two behind fourth-place Connecticut and one behind fifth-place RMU. … The Lakers can finish as high as third, which would secure a bye through next weekend’s first round of the AHA playoffs. They can finish as low as eighth, which would clinch home-ice advantage in a first-round series. … They are winless in six straight games (0-5-1) for the first time since a six-game losing streak early in the 2008-09 season. … Mercyhurst beat RMU 8-1 in Pittsburgh Feb. 5 for the team’s last win. … The Lakers are tied for ninth in NCAA Division I with 3.25 goals scored per game. But they were held to two goals in five of six games during this winless skid. … Lakers coach Rick Gotkin needs two wins to become the 26th college coach to reach 450 career wins. … Junior G Jordan Tibbett (lower-body injury) rejoined the lineup last weekend after missing the previous month. … Sophomore F Nardo Nagtzaam (lower body) won’t play the rest of the season. … Freshman F Kyle Cook (upper body) has missed the past month. … Sophomore F Chris Bodo is third nationally with 10 power-play goals. … Junior F Daniel O’Donoghue is tied for the national lead with three short-handed goals. … The Colonials can set the program’s single-season wins record with a victory this weekend. … Senior G Eric Levine has set the Colonials’ single-season record with 17 wins. … RMU is unbeaten in its last three games.

- Victor Fernandes

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Posted: October 8th, 2011

OMAHA, Neb. – The Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team is still searching for offense.

The Lakers were held to one goal for the second straight game in a 2-1 loss to Robert Morris in the consolation game of the Mutual of Omaha Stampede at CenturyLink Center Omaha on Saturday.

These Atlantic Hockey Association rivals played to a scoreless tie until RMU’s Zach Hervato scored 9 minutes, 55 seconds into the second period. RMU’s Adam Brace scored the eventual winning goal 59 seconds into the third. Trent Frey sliced Mercyhurst’s deficit in half to 2-1 with 6:40 left. Freshman Daniel Bahntge had the assist on the goal for his first career point.

But RMU goaltender Eric Levine held the Lakers (0-2-0) off the scoreboard the rest of the way. Max Strang made 23 saves in a losing effort for the Lakers. RMU improved to 1-1-0. Mercyhurst, which lost to No. 14 Nebraska Omaha in Friday’s opening round, heads to Fairbanks, Alaska next weekend to face Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage in the Brice Alaska Gold Rush.




Colonials 2, Lakers 1

Robert Morris  0  1  1  —  2

Mercyhurst  0  0  1  —  1

1st Period — None. Penalties — South (R) hooking, 11:01.

2nd Period — 1. RMU, Zach Hervato 1 (Lewis), 9:55. Penalties — Noble (M) holding, 11:49; Shiplo (M) interference, 18:56.

3rd Period — 2. RMU, Adam Brace 1 (Cramer, Jamison), :59. 3. Mercyhurst, Trent Frey 1 (Bahntge), 13:20. Penalties — Cartier (R) slashing, 14:11.

Shots on goal — RMU, 8-6-11—25; Mercyhurst, 11-9-10—30.

Goaltenders — RMU, Eric Levine 1-0-0 (30 shots, 29 saves); Mercyhurst, Max Strang 0-2-0 (25 shots, 23 saves).

Power plays — RMU (0-2), Mercyhurst (0-2).

Posted: January 17th, 2011

HAVERHILL, Mass. – Senior Ryan Zapolski and freshman Taylor Holstrom of the Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team were honored Monday by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their play in a two-game sweep of Holy Cross last weekend.

Zapolski was tabbed AHA Co-Goaltender of the Week along with Robert Morris’ Eric Levine, while Holstrom earned his second straight AHA Rookie of the Week award.

Zapolski, an Erie native, earned both decisions in goal. He recorded 30-plus saves in each contest and allowed one even-strength goal on the weekend. On Friday, he stopped 33 of 34 shots as the Lakers won 3-1. The next night, he made 34 saves, 14 of which came in the third period and three in overtime.

Holstrom scored a goal and dished out two assists in the wins. He scored the go-ahead goal on Friday, and assisted on both of sophomore Paul Chiasson‘s regulation goals in Saturday’s 3-2 OT victory.

- From Mercyhurst news release