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December 4, 2011

College Hockey: Providence sweeps No. 1 Merrimack

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After Flanigan's misconduct, which was the result of a scrum in front of the Providence bench as time expired in the first, he immediately returned to the locker room and did not play the rest of the game. Dennehy said postgame that his senior forward was not injured.

"No, that was my call," he said.

Providence created a lot of traffic in front of Merrimack goaltender Joe Cannata the entire weekend, including on the three power-play strikes early in the second.

"(Cannata) is a terrific goalie," Providence head coach Nate Leaman said, "if he sees it, he's going to stop it."

Dennehy wasn't happy with the amount of punishment his senior netminder took.

"I'm not sure of the goaltender rule," Dennehy said. "To this day I don't understand it. If he comes out of the net you can't hit him but you can knock into a goalie as much as you want if he's in his crease? I just don't understand it. Listen, they're good athletes and it's getting harder and harder to score goals but the goalie should have a right to his crease and I felt like both nights, out potential Hobey Baker candidate was knocked around. And unfortunately, this isn't the NHL, so we don't go Lucic against whoever they have."

The Warriors have an unusually quick turn around, hosting Vermont on Wednesday night at Lawler Arena.

"That's the best part," Dennehy said. "We don't have to wait another week. Our guys were chomping at the bit. They wanted to keep playing and I'm not sure that was the case on (Friday)."

Providence 6, Merrimack 1

Providence College (7-6-1): 0-4-2—6

Merrimack College (9-1-1): 0-0-1—1

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