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BOSTON – The second period did the Merrimack College men’s hockey team in Saturday night at Matthews Arena, as #17/14 Northeastern topped the Warriors by an 8-2 final.  

Dominic Dockery and Conor Lovett were the highlights for the visitors, as both were able to light the lamp in the losing effort. It was the first collegiate goal for Lovett, who played in just his third career game.

The Basics
Score: 17/14 Northeastern 8, Merrimack 2
Records: Merrimack (1-2-0, 0-1-0 HEA) | Northeastern (1-0-0, 1-0-0 HEA)
Game Duration: 2:40

How It Happened

  • Merrimack controlled the pace in the opening five minutes, but it was the Huskies that got the upper hand early. Northeastern tallied an even strength and power play marker in the first period to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
  • Northeastern kept its foot on the gas to begin the second period and tallied four goals in the opening 11 minutes and 15 seconds.
  • The Warriors struck last in the second frame thanks to some great work in the defensive end. With six minutes to play in the period, Jacob Modry sacrificed himself for a stellar shot block, then Zachary Borgiel made a bold poke check on a cross-ice pass to knock the puck free. Dockery then bumped the loose biscuit forward to Logan Drevitch to create an odd-man rush. After he entered the offensive zone from the left wing, Drevitch returned a feed to Dockery, who ripped home his first of the season to the far side.
  • After the teams finished the second with the same 6-1 score, Northeastern added a pair in the final three minutes of the third on tallies from Steven Agriogianis and Riley Hughes.
  • Lovett and the Warriors capped the scoring with just over a minute to play on a great setup. Regan Kimens started the play with a feed to Liam Walsh along the goal line. The sophomore cut in front, then slipped a cross-crease pass to Lovett, who tapped home his first in a Warrior jersey.

Notes & Numbers

  • Drevitch has now registered a point in three straight games to start the season. He also grabbed sole possession of the team lead in assists with three.
  • Borgiel relieved starter Troy Kobryn after Northeastern’s fifth goal.
  • Dockery’s goal was his first point of the season and third goal of his career. All three have been scored away from Lawler Rink.
  • Jakob Lee made his collegiate debut and had one shot on goal.
  • Alex Jefferies, Dockery, Drevitch and Chase Gresock paced the Warriors with a +1 rating. Jefferies continues to lead Merrimack with a +3 rating on the season.
  • Zach Vinnell topped Merrimack in shots on goal with four.

Up Next
The teams finish their home-and-home set Sunday afternoon when they meet up at Lawler Rink. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m.

For continuing coverage of Merrimack College Athletics, visit MerrimackAthletics.com and follow the Warriors on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.
 

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