Merrimack Falls One Goal Short of Boston University

Photo: Jim Stankiwiecz/Merrimack Athletics

NORTH ANDOVER – The Merrimack College men’s hockey team got goals from Ben Brar (3rd) and Regan Kimens (3rd) to stake them to a two-goal lead just over the midway point of the game. However, the Terriers responded with 3 unanswered of their own, including a pair in the span of 14 seconds in the 3rd, to skate away with a 3-2 win over the Warriors on Friday night at Lawler Rink. 

The Basics

Score: Boston University 3, Merrimack 2
Records: Merrimack (5-12-2, 3-7-2 HEAM) | Boston University (8-7-5, 5-3-4 HEAM)
Attendance: 2503
Game Duration: 2:34

How It Happened 

  • The Warriors struck first late in the opening frame when Ben Brar found the back of the net for the 3rd time this season.  
  • The Warriors added to their lead at the 11:02 mark of the second period when Regan Kimens potted his 3rd goal of his Freshmen campaign. 
  • The Terriers would cut the lead down to one before the middle frame concluded as Domenick Fensore beat Troy Kobryn for his 3rd goal as the final seconds ticked down on the Terriers first of five power-play opportunities on the night. The Warriors would take a one-goal, 2-1 lead to the dressing room after 40 minutes.
  • It didn’t take long for the Terriers to build on the momentum they built in the period prior. Jake Wise, the former Central Catholic Raider, scored his first career collegiate goal just 4:35 into the final frame to tie the game at 2-2.
  • Just 14 seconds later, after previously having a goal disallowed, the Terriers would not be denied when Jack DeBoer tallied his second of the season to put the Terriers ahead for good 3-2. 

Notes & Numbers

  • Ashton Abel turned away 25 of the 27 shots that came his way to pick up his first win of the season.
  • Troy Kobryn kicked away 24 of 27 Terrier shots in the loss 
  • Zack Uens picked up assists on both of the Warrior goals.  

Up Next

The Warriors head to the Tsongas Center to take on the Umass-Lowell Riverhawks Saturday with puck drop set for 6:00 p.m. They will return to Lawler Rink on Friday, January 24th when they welcome the University of Vermont for a weekend series. Puck drop is set both nights for 7:00.

Ian Beauchesne is the public-address voice of Merrimack men’s ice hockey. Follow him on Twitter @IanBeau.

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