Game 25 Pregame: Lineup and game notes ahead of the rubber game between Merrimack and Northeastern
NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack and Northeastern complete their home-and-home and season series tonight at Lawler Arena.
The Warriors won the first game of the series 4-1 on Oct. 28, and the Huskies took the first game of the weekend 5-3 last night at Matthews Arena.
Tonight is also Alumni Night at Merrimack. The Warriors will honor new Merrimack Hall of Famers Ron Anderson and Richard Pion.
Puck Drop: 7 p.m. ET
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— Merrimack is going to roll with 11 forwards and eight defensemen tonight. This is the first time this season they've utilized such a lineup.
— There were significant shakeups in the forward lines on top of the 11 personnel. Devlin O'Brien was promoted to Matt Copponi's line. Ben Brar is back with Mark Hillier and Ty Daneault. Ethan Bono will center Mac Welsher and Luke Weilandt. Michael Citara and Mark Gallant are listed without a center on the line chart.
— From a personnel standpoint, Brady Hunter and Nikita Borodayenko are out. Adam Arvedsson and Max Wattvil are in.
— Hugo Ollas is expected to start for the Warriors. He stopped all nine shots he faced in relief last night.