Colgate Men’s Hockey to Play at Merrimack This Weekend

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By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.

The Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey Team (1-3-0 overall, 0-0-0 ECAC) returns to action this weekend after taking their longest road trip of the season to the State of Arizona to play the Arizona State Sun Devils. While in the desert, the Raiders picked up their first win of the season, a convincing 4-0 win last Saturday night. This weekend’s slate of games will not require a cross-country flight, as they will stay in the northeast when they travel to Lawler Rink in North Andover, MA to take on the Merrimack College Warriors (2-1-0 overall, 1-0-0 Hockey East) on Friday and Saturday nights.

Colgate and Merrimack are not strangers to one another, as they have played each other twenty-two times since 1961 (Merrimack has won eleven of those games, Colgate has won nine, and there are two ties). The last time the teams played each other was on October 16th, 2021 – a game which Merrimack won by a score of 5-3. With both teams coming off of victories in the last games they played (Merrimack defeated New Hampshire by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday), here’s how the Raiders and Warriors stack up against one another.


Colgate Team Stats

  • Goals For: 7.
  • Shots: 135.
  • Power Play: 14.3% (3 for 21).

Colgate Individual Leaders

  • Goals: seven players have one goal each.
  • Assists: Alex Young with 3.
  • Points: Alex Young with 4.
  • Shots: Colton Young with 21.

Merrimack Team Stats

  • Goals For: 10.
  • Shots: 86.
  • Power Play: 22.2% (2 for 9).

Merrimack Individual Leaders

  • Goals: Matt Copponi, Tristan Crozier, and Alex Jefferies with two each.
  • Assists: Otto Leppanen with 3.
  • Points: Matt Copponi with 4.
  • Shots: Matt Copponi and Alex Jefferies with 12 each.


Colgate Team Stats

  • Goals Against: 9
  • Shots Allowed: 111
  • Penalty Kill: 87.5% (14 for 16).

Colgate Goaltending

  • Games: Carter Gylander with 4.
  • GAA: Carter Gylander, 2.01.
  • Save Percentage: Carter Gylander, 0.927.
  • Wins: Carter Gylander with 1.
  • Shutouts: Carter Gylander with 1.

Merrimack Team Stats

  • Goals Against: 6.
  • Shots Allowed: 74.
  • Penalty Kill: 87.5% (7 for 8).

Merrimack Goaltending

  • Games: Hugo Ollas with 2.
  • GAA: Zachary Borgiel, 2.00
  • Save Percentage: Hugo Ollas, 0.926.
  • Wins: Hugo Ollas and Zachary Borgiel, 1 each.
  • Shutouts: none.

Both games this weekend will begin at 7 pm EDT, with television coverage available on ESPN+. For more information about Colgate hockey, visit

In this episode of 315 Hockey Live, Colgate Men’s Hockey Head Coach Don Vaughan and goaltender Carter Gylander join the show! We discuss the start of Coach Vaughan’s coaching career in Holland, Carter being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, the upcoming season, firefighting (?), and much more!

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