Men's Hockey

Merrimack Men’s Hockey Could Get One Key Player Back This Weekend

Photo: James Stankiwiecz/Merrimack Athletics

Merrimack men’s hockey coach Scott Borek said on Thursday that the Warriors could get star forward Chase Gresock back in the lineup this weekend when the Warriors play a home-and-home series with Northeastern.

“If we can get him back, that’s a huge positive for our team,” Borek said. “He’s probably 90 percent (going to play). He’s a scorer and another guy in the lineup for other teams to worry about. He’s a leader, and if he’s able to come back and play, that’s a big boost to our lineup.”

Gresock has been out of the lineup since opening weekend, when he suffered an undisclosed injury against Lake Superior State. The sophomore had two goals in those two games and is coming off a freshman season where he had 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 34 games.

Borek said that junior defenseman Dominic Dockery will likely be out “for a while,” and freshman defenseman Jacob Modry is also banged up and has a 50-50 chance of playing this weekend.

If Modry can’t go, the Warriors will move forward Griff Jeszka to defense.

“He played D in practice most of last year because we were short bodies and needed someone to,” Borek said. “He held his own. He’s a great skater.”

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