Pregame: Merrimack at Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The 2021-22 hockey season begins tonight at Schneider Arena. Merrimack has traveled south and will face the No. 11 Providence College Friars at 7 p.m.

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Steven Jandric, Jake Durflinger, Matt Copponi, Mike Brown, and Adam Arvedson will all make their Merrimack debuts tonight. Jandric is on the first line with Max Newton and Alex Jefferies.

Arvedson is getting a prime spot in the lineup alongside Zach Uens on the back end. Zach Borgiel will start for the Warriors.

Jordan Seyfert will also return to the lineup, after missing all of last season with an injury.

As we reported earlier today, Merrimack head coach Scott Borek will miss tonight’s game after testing positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Forwards
Steven Jandric — Max Newton — Alex Jefferies
Ben Brar — Mac Welsher — Jake Durflinger
Logan Drevitch — Liam Walsh — Filip Forsmark
Regan Kimens — Matt Copponi — Ryan Nolan
Jordan Seyfert

Defense
Liam Dennison — Mike Brown
Zach Uens — Adam Arvedson
Zach Vinnell — Declan Carlile

Goalies
Zach Borgiel
Hugo Ollas
Troy Kobryn