Merrimack And Northeastern Skate To 1-1 Tie
Sophomore forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis scores game-tying goal for Warriors

Sophomore forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis scored the game-tying goal for the Warriors
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 7:37  NOE1-0 EV Taytum Clairmont (3) -
3rd 5:29  MER1-1 EV GT Mikyla Grant-Mentis (3)Katelyn Rae/3, Paige Voight/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Northeastern  01001
Merrimack  00101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Northeastern  10144634
Merrimack  61014333
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (6-6-2)  0/3 5/10 0
Merrimack (4-8-3)  0/5 3/6 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Aerin Frankel (T, 1-1-1)65:001 61013332
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Léa-Kristine Demers (T, 3-2-2)64:471 10134633
Empty Net0:130      

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team battled Northeastern to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon, during Hockey East action from Lawler Rink. The Huskies were receiving votes towards the USCHO poll.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1, Northeastern 1 | Final OT
Records: Merrimack (4-8-3, 1-4-2 WHEA) // RV Northeastern (6-6-2, 4-3-1 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

Rapid Recap:

- Merrimack opened the first period with a quick breakaway shot by junior Paige Sorensen (Plymouth, Minn.). However, Northeastern goalie Aerin Frankel made the pad save. Sophomore goalie Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Quebec) made a few big saves early on through traffic.

- Merrimack could not take advantage of a bench minor to the Huskies late in the period. The teams combined for 16 shots in the first period, with Northeastern having the 10-6 advantage, but went into the first intermission scoreless.

- Northeastern had an early penalty at the 1:52 mark, but Merrimack's defensive unit came up with a pair of blocks by junior Felila Manu (Anchorage, Alaska).

- Freshman Maddy Burton (Aurora, Ill.) broke down the right side of the ice, but her quick shot went off the pads of Frankel midway through the period. A strike by the Huskies at 7:37 of the period put them ahead 1-0. Demers made a great save to keep it a 1-0 deficit with 9:13 left in the period. Penalties toward the end of the period put the teams at 4-on-4 that carried over to the third period.

- Merrimack had a pair of shots by junior Paige Voight (St. Michael, Minn.) and Burton in the opening minutes of the third that were stopped by Frankel.

- After the initial call was ruled no goal at 5:29 for Merrimack, the play went under review and changed to a good goal by sophomore Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario).

- Merrimack ended the third with a 14-4 advantage on the shot chart.

- Demers made six saves in the overtime period. Merrimack had a chance to score late, but the puck went off the pipe on a shot by Sorensen as time was winding down.

Scoring Summaries

- Northeastern struck first in the 7:37 mark of the second period. Taytum Clairmont picked up her third goal of the season, forcing a turnover on the back check. Her first shot from the slot was stopped, but the rebound went right back to her and she fired a shot to the top right part of the net to put her team ahead 1-0.

- Merrimack tied the game at 5:29 of the third period. Voight passed the puck to the front of the net and junior Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ontario) had the initial one-timer shot that bounced off Frankel's pads, The rebound found the skate of Grant-Mentis and was redirected underneath the goalies pads and into the net.

Notes and Notables

- It was the fifth overtime Merrimack has gone into, where the Warriors are 1-1-3 this year.

- The Warriors blocked 16 shots in the game, as Manu finished with a team-high four in the game.

- Grant-Mentis scored her third goal of the season, while Voight picked up her team-leading fifth assist of the year. It was Rae's third helper of the season, as she now has a team-high eight points on the year.

- Goaltenders: T- Lea-Kristine Demers (33 Saves, 3-2-2) // T- Aerin Frankel (32 Saves, 1-1-1)

- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-5) | Northeastern (0-3)

- SOG (MC-NU): 6-10 | 10-14 | 14-4 | 3-6 | 33-34

Up Next

The Warriors are back in action next weekend with another home-and-home series, this time against Providence. The first game is at Lawler Rink and puck drop for both games is scheduled for 7 p.m.