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Gorski Turns 47 Saves as Women’s Ice Hockey Bested by No. 2/3 Northeastern

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack Warriors took a 5-1 loss at the hands of the nation’s No. 2/3 team, the Northeastern Huskies on Friday night, despite the stellar 47 save effort by freshman goaltender Emma Gorski against one of the nation’s best.
The Basics
Score: Merrimack 1, Northeastern 5
Records: Merrimack (4-21-4, 1-17-4 HEAW) | Northeastern (25-3-1, 21-2-0 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened

  • Northeastern struck in the five minutes left in the period, taking the lead in a period that saw Gorski make 17 saves.
  • The visitors struck for four goals in the second period, with one on the power play to stretch open their lead.
  • Merrimack got on the board as Mikyla Grant-Mentis scored shorthanded for her 19th goal of the season. She handled a pass from along the boards from Kate Bukolska, taking the open space in the slot before firing high and in on Northeastern’s Philips.

Notes & Numbers

  • With her shorthanded goal, Grant-Mentis is now tied for the program record for career points with 113, tying Katelyn Rae ’19. The senior center has 55 goals and 58 assists in 132 games.
  • Goaltenders: Emma Gorski (47 saves, 1-6-0) // Gwyneth Philips (17 saves, 4-0-0)
  • Power Plays: 0-2 | 1-6
  • Shots on Goal: 6-17 // 9-18 // 3-17– 18-52
  • Faceoffs: 26 // 28
  • Blocks: 20 // 5

Up Next
Merrimack will welcoming in the UNH Wildcats and the Bertagna Trophy Tour on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.  

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