NORTH ANDOVER — Lake Superior State topped Merrimack, 1-0, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon at Lawler Arena. With the victory, Lake Superior State swept the weekend series and improved to 2-0-0 on the season. Merrimack fell to 0-2-0.
The Warriors will play next on Friday when they travel to Bentley.
Goal #1 (LSSU, 0-1): Max Humitz’s second goal of the weekend broke a scoreless deadlock 37 seconds into the second period. Brayden Gelsinger entered the zone from the right side off a pass from Humitz and skated the puck underneath the dots. He then found Humitz with a backhand pass to the slot, and the latter went hard to the crease and punched the puck in on his second attempt after initially being denied.
— Senior Craig Pantano made his first start of the season in net and was very strong, stopping 23-of-24 shots he faced (.958 SV%).
— Freshman Chase Gresock, who picked up his first career assist in Saturday’s season opener, was equally impressive on Sunday despite not recording a point. He led all players with six shots on goal and was buzzing all night, particularly in the final minutes of the game with the Warrior net empty.
— Senior Derek Petti won 10-of-19 faceoffs to account for the Warriors’ top performance on the dots.
Warrior Hockey Podcasts
John Leahy’s pregame interview with Merrimack head coach Scott Borek
Pregame with Lake Superior State head coach Damon Whitten
Intermission with Josh Kummins of the New England Hockey Journal
Intermission with Mike McMahon of TheMackReport.com
Postgame with Merrimack head coach Scott Borek