Jack Lund ‘19
For every college student homecoming weekend is always a special time. It’s a time when current students and alumni come together and show school spirit. This Homecoming weekend was especially exciting because the football team played their first game at Merrimack’s brand new stadium. To go along with this, both the men’s and women’s hockey teams were in action over this weekend with the women playing St. Lawrence and the men taking on Wisconsin.
Lawler rink is sure to be rocking this season because students and fans always look forward to hockey games and this season is sure to be no different. The game against Wisconsin was the first home game for the men’s hockey team of the year. It was a tough loss, but there were some positives from the game which set the tone for the rest of the season. The men’s hockey team looks to be competitive in the Hockey East once again and are coming off a second consecutive year where the Warriors hosted a playoff series. The team hopes to do again for a third year in a row and that feeling is mutual for everybody who cheers on Merrimack hockey.
The Merrimack College Women’s Hockey team was also in action here at Merrimack during Homecoming weekend. They played a two game series against the fourth ranked St. Lawrence University. The women’s team dropped game one and then came back to tie game two to earn a NE-10 point. The Merrimack women’s team has already upset the number three team in the country, University of Minnesota, at their home ice earlier this season 4-3 and Boston University 2-1. The women’s team has only been at Merrimack for three seasons and this season is looking as if it will be their best yet. A few big wins have set the tone for a competitive season for the women’s team in the NE-10.
Both teams look to improve off of their seasons last year and are off to a solid start to getting there. Merrimack is a hockey loving school that should be getting excited right about now for what we have in store the rest of the season.