Pregame: UMass at Merrimack
NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack and UMass will close out a home-and-home series tonight at Lawler Arena. UMass won the opener of the series, 3-2, in overtime last night at the Mullins Center.
Cole Brady is listed as the starting goaltender for the Minutemen. Brady is a transfer from Arizona State and has a career 3.44 GAA and .908 save percentage. Brady made 32 saves in his UMass debut last weekend, backstopping the Minutemen to a 7-0 win over Union.
Merrimack is expected to go back to Hugo Ollas, who made the start on Friday night at the Mullins Center.
Other lineup changes for the Warriors include the addition of Hugo Esselin, who will take Tyler Young’s spot in the lineup.
Ottoville Leppanen - Matt Copponi - Alex Jefferies
Ben Brar - Will Calverley - Filip Forsmark
Ryan Leibold - Tristan Crozier - Mick Messner
Mac Welsher - Mark Hillier - Hugo Esselin
Adam Arvedson - Mike Brown
Slava Demin - Ivan Zivlak
Trevor Griebel - Christian Felton