ORONO, Maine — Merrimack visits Maine tonight for the first game in a two-game set here at Alfond Arena. This is Merrimack’s first trip to Orono since 2016.
The Warriors are coming off a sweep at the hands of Vermont last weekend. Meanwhile, Maine has been one of the hottest teams in the nation; the Black Bears are 10-2-4 in their last 16 games dating back to Thanksgiving weekend.
Johnathan Kovacevic will be out of the lineup tonight for the Warriors with what the team is terming a lower-body injury; he’s presumed day-to-day. Alex Carle and Dominic Dockery enter the lineup on defense while Tyler Drevitch will get the call at forward (right wing). Merrimack has also flipped the forwards playing the off-wing on Patrick Kramer‘s line, moving Tyler Irvine to the left side and bringing Sami Tavernier back to the right wing.
Who: Merrimack vs. Maine
Where: Alfond Arena (Orono, Maine)
When: 7:30 p.m.
Live Blog: Posted near puck drop
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|Jace Hennig||Ludvig Larsson||Cole McBride|
|Brett Seney||Derek Petti||Sami Tavernier|
|Michael Babcock||Alfred Larsson||Tyler Irvine|
|Logan Coomes||Patrick Kramer||Jackson Bales|
|Jared Kolquist||Aaron Titcomb|
|Marc Biega||Ryan Cook|
|Simon Loof||Johnathan Kovacevic|
Scratches: D Jeff Solow, D Johnathan Kovacevic (inj), F Logan Coomes, D Simon Loof, F Laine McKay, F Jackson Bales
Tonight’s Officials: Referees: CJ Hanafin & Marty Hughes; Linesmen: Jeremy Lovett & Matt Riegert