The UMass Lowell River Hawks fired a season high 52 shots on Rasmus Tirronen and the Merrimack College Warriors on Friday night, but were unable to come out on top, falling to the Warriors, 2-1.
The Warriors’ net-minder stopped a career high 51-of-52 shots, including 20 in the third period. Additionally, Merrimack’s skaters blocked 17 of the River Hawks’ 94 scoring chances on Friday night.
UMass Lowell’s penalty kill was much improved and a move in the right direction, going 2-for-2 on the PK, but were unable to score on the power play (0-for-6).
With the number of chances and shots the River Hawks had on Friday night, they should’ve come out with the victory, but that wasn’t the case.
Next, the River Hawks will host these same Merrimack College Warriors in the second game of the home-and-home series at the Tsongas Center on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. eastern. MCS Live: Faceoff will broadcast a pre-game show starting at 5:00 p.m eastern on MillCitySports.com!