Men’s Ice Hockey Challenges #13/13 Northeastern for Two this Weekend

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team looks to build off its victory on Sunday afternoon at UConn this week when the Warriors face #13/13 Northeastern University for a pair of games beginning Friday night at Lawler Rink. The Warriors and Huskies will then reunite on Saturday evening at Matthews Arena. Both tilts will begin at 7 p.m.

Due to enhanced security regulations in place on campus, fans are encouraged to arrive to Lawler Rink EARLY on game days.  
Please note the following parking restrictions for all games: 

  • Lot F (MAC) is a reserved parking area
  • Lot G (Deegan/Fenton Road) is reserved for GAME DAY STAFF ONLY. 
  • Fans are encouraged to park in Lot H (Sakowich) or Lot M (Athletics District)! 

Click here to view campus map. 

Ticket Prices:
Reserved: $20
Military/First Responder/Youth (U-12)/Senior (65+): $15 
Faculty/Staff: $10 
Merrimack Students w/ valid Mack Card: FREE while supplies last! 

Reserved: $23
Military/First Responder/Youth (U-12)/Senior (65+): $17
Faculty/Staff: $10 
Merrimack Students w/ valid Mack Card: FREE while supplies last! 

Five Things To Know

  • Freshmen Mac Welsher and Liam Walsh scored goals on Sunday along with senior Tyler Irvine to give Merrimack the one-goal victory. Rookie blue-liner Liam Dennison added a two-assist effort while freshman goaltender Jere Huhtamaa earned the victory – his first career win
  • Irvine’s game-winner came on the power play, scoring the Warriors’ third goal in as many games on the man-advantage. Irvine now leads the team in goals (3) and points (6). He’s also been impressive at the faceoff dot, leading the team in wins (76) and winning percentage (.535)
  • Freshmen defensemen Declan Carlile and Zach Uens have led the way on the blue line for Merrimack in the early going. The duo rank sixth and eighth, respectively in Hockey East in defenseman scoring. Carlile is tied for third among league blue-liners with a team-best five assists.
  • The duo are also among the most prolific rookie scorers in Hockey East: Carlile ranks in a tie for fifth in scoring (1-5–6) and Uens in a tie for eighth (2-3–5). Among rookie defensemen, only UMass’ Zac Jones (2-6–8) has more points so far this year among first-year defensmen than Carlile and Uens.
  • Prior to a recent three-game losing skid, Northeastern began the year with a 4-0-1 mark. Friday’s game marks a return for former goalie Craig Pantano, who has started all eight games between the pipes for Northeastern. Three Huskies are tied for the team lead with seven points apiece, including a team-best five goals for Tyler Madden. Zach Solow leads the team with six helpers.

Inside the Matchup:

Merrimack (2-6-0, 1-2-0 HEA) Category #13/13 Northeastern (4-3-1, 1-2-0 HEA)
11/3 at UConn (W, 3-2) Last Time Out 11/2 at #3/3 UMass (L, 4-2)
2.5 Scoring Offense 2.38
4.25 Scoring Defense 2.25
26.8 Shots/Game 28.0
23.5 Shots Allowed/Game 25.2
5-28 PPG-Chances 4-33
17.9% PP% 12.1%
26-33 PK-Chances 28-30
78.8% PK% 93.3%
42-95 Penalties-PIM 35-97
11.9 PIM/Game 12.1
223-253 Faceoffs (W-L) 221-234
46.8% Faceoff % 48.6%

Up Next
Merrimack will have the upcoming week off before returning to action on Friday, Nov. 22, when the Warriors travel to #2/2 UMass for a 7 p.m. puck drop at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.   

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