Maine hockey took care of business Saturday night winning the one game playoff with Merrimack 2-0. It means the Bears move on to meet Providence next weekend in a best-of-three quarterfinal round series. All games to be played at Providence.

The Saturday night game at Alfond played in front of 3,678 fans.

Mark Anthoine scored for the Bears at the 2:01 mark of the first period, his 9th goal of the year.

Devin Shore scored an empty netter with 19-seconds left to seal the deal. It was goal #14 for Shore.

Martin Ouellette stopped 29 shots.

The sixth seeded Bears are now 16-13-4. The series against the #3 Friars starts Friday night.

Merrimack

# SKATERS POS G A +/- S FO PIM
4 Jordan Heywood 0 0 -2 2 0-0 0
6 Thomas McCarthy 0 0 -1 0 0-0 0
7 Jonathan Lashyn * d 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
8 Brian Christie 0 0 -1 3 13-19 0
10 Quinn Gould * rw 0 0 -1 1 0-0 0
11 Connor Toomey 0 0 0 1 0-0 4
12 Vinny Scotti 0 0 -1 1 11-16 0
13 Mike Collins 0 0 0 5 0-2 0
14 Kyle Singleton * lw 0 0 -1 0 1-1 2
17 Ben Bahe 0 0 -1 0 1-1 0
18 Justin Hussar 0 0 0 2 0-0 0
19 Rhett Bly * c 0 0 -1 1 6-18 2
20 Hampus Gustafsson 0 0 -1 1 3-6 2
21 Clayton Jardine 0 0 0 3 0-1 0
22 Brendan Ellis 0 0 -1 1 0-0 0
23 Josh Myers 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
26 Dan Kolomatis 0 0 0 4 0-0 0
27 Justin Mansfield * d 0 0 0 3 0-0 0
32 Rasmus Tirronen * g 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
TM TEAM 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
Totals 0 0 29 35-64 10
# GOALIES GA MIN SV S PIM
32 Rasmus Tirronen 1 58:27 33 34 0
Empty net 1 1:14 0 0 0
Totals 1 59:41 33 34 0

Maine

# SKATERS POS G A +/- S FO PIM
2 Dan Renouf D 0 0 +1 1 0-0 0
4 Jake Rutt * D 0 0 +1 0 0-0 0
5 Andrew Cerretani * F 0 1 +1 1 0-0 0
7 Ryan Lomberg F 0 0 0 2 0-1 0
10 Ben Hutton D 0 1 +1 4 0-0 0
11 Steven Swavely * F 0 1 +2 2 3-10 0
16 Brice O'Connor D 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
18 Jon Swavely F 0 0 +1 3 2-8 0
21 Cam Brown F 0 0 0 3 7-9 2
24 Mark Anthoine * F 1 0 +1 5 7-10 0
25 Eric Schurhamer D 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
28 Will Merchant F 0 0 0 0 1-1 0
29 Connor Leen F 0 0 0 3 0-0 2
44 Conor Riley * 0011 0 0 +1 0 0-0 0
51 Martin Ouellette * G 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
59 Brady Campbell F 0 0 0 1 1-1 0
88 Brian Morgan F 0 0 0 0 0-0 4
89 Blaine Byron F 0 0 0 2 0-2 0
94 Devin Shore F 1 0 +1 6 8-22 0
TM TEAM 0 0 0 0 0-0 2
Totals 2 3 35 29-64 10
# GOALIES GA MIN SV S PIM
51 Martin Ouellette 0 59:41 29 29 0