SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Merrimack men’s hockey team has been waiting for the last two months to hear from the NCAA on the status of freshman forward Filip Forsmark, who has been out of action while the NCAA ruled on his eligibility.
Merrimack head coach Scott Borek told the Merrimack Sports Network in tonight’s pregame show that Forsmark will be out for the remainder of this season, but will be eligible at the beginning of next season. Borek noted that Forsmark is doing very well academically and will remain in school and with the program.
Forsmark, 21, is a native of Skovde, Sweden. Last season he had 57 points (16 goals, 41 assists) in 68 games with the Tri-City Storm in the USHL.
Merrimack has dealt with similar issues in previous years. Most recently, Cole McBride was forced to miss all of his freshman season due to an NCAA issue and former goaltender Rasmus Tirronen also missed his entire freshman season due to an NCAA issue. Stephane Da Costa missed games at the start of his freshman season.