One thing that has stood out in Merrimack’s first six games is that the Warriors can score goals.
Merrimack currently has the second-best shooting percentage in Hockey East (11.7%), only behind Providence, and they’ve been producing those totals with shots-for and goals-for percentages which are almost identical (a good indicator that the level of play is sustainable). Merrimack’s 3.5 goals scored per game is currently third-best in the league.
“First, our junior class is a big reason,” Merrimack head coach Scott Borek said. “We have guys in that class making an impact on our offense. The growth of that whole class has helped quite a bit. We also have more depth in our lineup with guys who can score. We roll out our freshmen line, and all three of those guys have a history of scoring at levels before they got here and I’m sure that will continue here. We have a lot of players in our lineup who are offensive players and we just haven’t had that before.”