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Merrimack gets goals from seven different scorers in 8-2 win over HTI

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s hockey team put on a shooting clinic Saturday afternoon, upending the HTI Stars 8-2 in its only exhibition game of the season. The Warriors outshot HTI 60-18 in the contest, with seven different Warriors scoring goals on the day.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 8, HTI 2
Records: Merrimack (10-3-2, 6-3-1 HEA) | HTI (16-9-3)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

Scoring Summaries

  • Goal #1 (1-0 MC) –Sophomore Kate Bukolska was able to feed senior Dominique Kremer just three minutes into the game; her one-time shot was redirected, easily getting across the line for the first goal of the afternoon.
  • Goal #2 (2-0 MC) – Less than a minute later, freshman Gabby Jones got in on the action; senior Felila Manu was credited the apple on the first year’s goal to make it 2-0.
  • Goal #3 (3-0 MC) – Sophomore Megan Fergusson got in on the action halfway through the first period; after cutting through the left face-off circle, she was able to get a clean shot just outside the crease that rippled the net.
  • Goal #4 (4-0 MC) – Senior Katelyn Rae was able to clean up a rebound with three minutes left on a power play; a great save from HTI netminder Katerina Zechovska bounced right to Rae, who finished the shot for the fourth goal of the game.
  • Goal #5 (5-0 MC) – Courtney Maud finished off a shot with just over a minute left in the second period; senior Annie Boeckers was credited the assist to give the Warriors a 5-0 lead going into the break.
  • Goal #6 (51 MC) – The Warriors finally gave up a shot on a beautiful shot from Natalie Mlynkova; a shot just over shoulder of junior netminder Lea-Kristine Demers put the Stars on the board.
  • Goal #7 (6-1 MC) – Just seconds after conceding, the Warriors got back on the board; a clapper from senior Paige Sorensen from just inside the blue line ripped the net.
  • Goal #8 (6-2 MC) – HTI got right back into the mix with a great single-handed effort from Valery Manchak; after weaving through a pair of Warriors defenders, she picked the top-left corner for the second score of the afternoon.
  • Goal #8 (7-2 MC) – The Warriors got another on its third power play goal of the afternoon; Julia MacLean found the scoring column.
  • Goal #9 (8-2 MC) – Maud got her second of the night with less than four minutes left to play; senior Annie Boeckers got her second apple of the night to finalize the scoring at 8-2.

Notes and Numbers

  • This is the first-ever meeting between both teams.
  • Merrimack fired off more shots in the first two periods than they have any other game (40).
  • For the second straight game, the Warriors have had at least one power play goal, going three-for-five on the afternoon.
  • Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (16 saves, 1-0-0) // Katerina Zechovska (24 saves, 16-8-3)
  • Power Plays: 3-5 // 0-3
  • Shots on Goal: 22-6 // 18-5 // 20-7  – 60-18

Up Next
Merrimack is back to Hockey East play next weekend, traveling to Durham, New Hampshire, to take on UNH. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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