Merrimack Warriors Hockey Schedule
North Andover is once again abuzz as college hockey season is underway and the
Merrimack Warriors are set to charge through an always competitive Hockey East schedule. The program has been on an upswing
since finishing the 2010-2011 ranked number 9 in the nation after years of struggling and the 2013-2014 season could be a
banner year at Merrimack. Don't miss a second of the action at Lawler Arena as the warriors take on some of college hockey's
toughest foes in front of the North Andover, Massachusetts faithful.
A sign of the recent success of the Warriors' hockey
program is their invitation to play in Frozen Fenway 2014, the January 4th college hockey double header showcase in which
Merrimack will take on Providence and Notre Dame will battle Boston College. Two hockey games played at Fenway Park is an
event of equal excitement to the participants and the fans and is an event not to be missed so be sure to reserve your tickets
to this popular event as soon as possible.
A mere three weeks later the Massachusetts Minutemen will invade Lawler Arena
looking to bring home a victory against their in state rival, but the Warriors are more than willing to put up a fight. This
is much more than a rivalry game, but also one that could have a big impact on the final Hockey East standings - don't miss
This year's Merrimack hockey team is sure to be intriguing from the start. With several
returning players you can expect more poise and experience than last year's squad. At the same time there is an exciting young
group of players who are sure to be an important part of the team's core for years to come. The 2013-2014 season as well as
the seasons to come look bright for the Warriors and this team is sure to provide plenty of thrills for Warriors fans all
season long. Many players on this squad can remember the tough years and the way things began to turn around in 2011 so there
should be no shortage of motivation and inspirational leadership from this group.
of North Andover had been hungry for a winning team for years, suffering through losing season after losing season along with
their beloved Merrimack Warriors. The losing streak became so long-suffering that it began to be compared of the long period
of bleakness and losing endured by the nearby Boston Red Sox. Finally, after the 2010-2011 watershed season the fans' desire
was quenched and now they are thirsty for even more victories. All of this combines to make an electric environment at Lawler
Arena whenever the Warriors take the ice and there is no other atmosphere in college hockey or perhaps all of college sports
which matches that of 3,000 hardcore hockey fans cheering and screaming for their Merrimack Warriors.
Even before the
major renovation done to Lawler Arena in 2010, it was a fabulous venue for college hockey but the improvements made three
years ago only served to enhance a trip to the game. Be sure to catch a game this season even if you need to make a trip out
of your way to North Andover. Ince you attend a game at Lawler Arena you are sure to want to be coming back for some more
incredible college hockey action at the venue.
Hockey East is one of the toughest college
hockey conferences in the nation and if you need any corroboration to that fact just ask any Merrimack fan around during the
early 2000's. In 2011, to make the conference even tougher, Notre Dame announced that it was joining the conference, becoming
Hockey East's only member not located in New England. Teams like Boston College, University of Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Boston University and others make traversing your way through the Hockey East schedule a treacherous undertaking for Merrimack
but if ever there was a Warriors team ready for the rigors of conference play, this is the one. All of their tough battles
during conference play will only serve to make the Warriors an even more formidable opponent come tournament time and postseason
play so be ready for them to make their mark on NCAA hockey this season.
Merrimack Warriors Hockey Trivia
has been a huge part of life at Merrimack since 1956 and while there have been some ups and downs in the program's history,
they had a successful run in the late 70's and early 80's which included a 1978 Division II championship and a second place
finish in 1984. Many former Warriors have gone on to play in the NHL including Greg Classen, Mark Cornforth, Matt Foy, Jim
Vesey, and others. Of all of the Division I hockey programs in the nation, Merrimack college has the smallest enrollment and
yet still continues to have success on the ice as well as produce professional hockey players.