NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack opens the 2021-22 home schedule tonight at Lawler Arena against Sacred Heart. The puck drop is set for 7 p.m.
The Warriors only made minor lineup changes. Ben Brar and Regan Kimens switched places; Kimens will skate with Mac Welsher and Jake Durflinger while Brar will move to a line with Matt Copponi and Ryan Nolan. Mick Messner takes Jordan Seyfert’s place as the 13th forward.
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On defense, Declan Carlile will be in the lineup after an injury scare on Thursday. He’ll be paired with Zach Uens. Zach Vinnell will partner with Ivan Zivlak, who is making his college debut. From a personnel standpoint, Zivlak takes Adam Arvedson’s spot in the lineup.
Zach Borgiel (4.06/.875) will start for the Warriors. He’ll be opposed by Josh Benton (4.05/.846).
Steven Jandric — Max Newton — Alex Jefferies
Ren Kimens — Mac Welsher — Jake Durflinger
Logan Drevitch — Liam Walsh — Filip Forsmark
Ben Brar — Matt Copponi — Ryan Nolan
Liam Dennison — Mike Brown
Declan Carlile - Zach Uens
Zach Vinnell — Declan Carlile
Scratches: Christian Felton (D), Kevin Sadovski (D), Adam Arvedson (D), Hugo Esselin (F), Mark Hillier (F), Filip Karlsson-Tagtstrom (F), Devlin O’Brien (F), Jordan Seyfert (F)