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Game 2: Merrimack at Arizona State lineups and notes for the series finale
On the heels of last night’s 1-0 overtime loss, Merrimack and Arizona State will conclude a two-game series tonight at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Ariz., with the Warriors looking to head home with a split.
From a personnel standpoint, Brady Hunter will make his Merrimack debut tonight. He’ll skate as the fourth-line center. David Sacco will also make his debut as the extra forward. Defensively, Merrimack will keep the same personnel grouping. Hugo Ollas is expected to get the start in goal.
Arizona State only made one lineup change. Freshman defenseman Anthony Dowd took Jackson Niedermayer’s spot in the lineup.
Arizona State (1-0-0-0)
Puck Drop: 8 p.m. ET
TV/Stream: Arizona State Live Stream
Officials: Tom Dellafranco (R), Stan Szczuryk (R), Mike Sarter (L), Chris Zorza (L)
NOTES: Tonight’s game will feature the same Big Ten officiating crew as last night’s game. … The Warriors look to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2019. Merrimack fell to St. Lawrence in last season’s opener but beat Clarkson in the second game of that weekend. … Arizona State has not started a season 2-0 since 2018.