The Mack Report

From the ET: Merrimack blanked by Lowell

LOWELL — Many had this portion of Merrimack College’s schedule — four games in seven days — circled on the calendar as the make-or-break point in the season for the Warriors.

So far, things haven’t gone as planned.

After last night’s 4-0 setback against UMass Lowell — the River Hawks scored two empty-net goals — the Warriors will limp into tomorrow’s rematch losers of three straight games, scoring a combined three goals.

“At the beginning of the game, I thought that the team that executed their game plan the longest would win the game,” Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy said. “They played their game longer than we played our game.”

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Mike McMahon is a freelance sportswriter. He covers Merrimack College ice hockey for The Eagle Tribune.