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Merrimack’s Tirronen, Providence’s Ellis force tie at Frozen Fenway

 Merrimacks Tirronen, Providences Ellis force tie at Frozen Fenway

BOSTON — Merrimack’s Mike Collins and No. 4 Providence’s Steven Shamanski traded third-period, power-play goals as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday at Fenway Park in the opener of a Frozen Fenway doubleheader.

The Warriors’ Rasmus Tirronen made 32 saves, three of them in overtime to preserve the tie. The Friars’ Nick Ellis stopped 30 shots, including a Connor Toomey penalty shot in the second period.

Collins broke a scoreless tie 7:23 into the third period with the Warriors on a five-on-three power play.

Shamanski answered on a power play 2:26 later.

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