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Mar 3, 2016 5:02 PM

UNH men's hockey plays at Merrimack in first-round tournament series

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DURHAM - It was not a pretty season for the Wildcats finishing 10-18-6 overall, but the team can only worry about the future.

The 10th-seeded UNH Wildcats will face the 7th-seeded Merrimack College Warriors in the best of three games, in Andover, Massachusetts.

The teams met twice this season; UNH won the first meeting 4-2 and tied one 3-3 in overtime.

UNH has the nation's second-place scoring leader in Andrew Poturalski, a sophomore with 22 goals and 50 points. Tyler Kelleher is second in the nation with assists, thanks to his 35 helpers.

If you combine Poturalski and Kelleher with linemate Dan Correale, they have 46 goals in 34 games.

For Merrimack College, sophomore Brett Seney, a New Jersey Devils' draft pick leads his team with 8 goals, 26 points in 27 games.

Ben Bahe, a senior posted 10 goals and 21 points this season.

(1) Boston College, (2) Providence College, (3) Notre Dame, (4) UMass-Lowell earned a first-round bye. The winner of the UNH and Merrimack College series will go on to face Providence next week.

The Warriors finished the season 11-16-7 overall but they've been on a roll since the beginning of February.

The Wildcats and Warriors will play games Thursday and Friday night and Sunday if necessary.

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