Notre Dame scores late for hockey win over Merrimack

Staff reports
ND Insider

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — No. 13-ranked Notre Dame got a goal from Anders Bjork with just under four minutes to play to lift the Irish to a 2-1 win over Merrimack Friday evening.

It was ND's sixth win in their last seven games.

Andrew Oglevie also scored for the Irish (13-7-2, 6-3-1 HEA) and Cal Petersen stopped 21 of 22 shots.

Merrimack (7-11-3, 1-5-3 HEA) goaltender Collin Delia finished with 34 saves.

Notre Dame gave up a power-play goal at 5:18 of the first period but then outshot the Warriors 15-7 through the first 20 minutes of play.

Midway through the second period, Oglevie fired a shot off the crossbar. The puck bounced off of Merrimack goaltender Collin Delia and over the goal line for Oglevie’s 10th goal of the season.

After Notre Dame was forced to kill off three Merrimack power plays in the first 12 minutes of the third period, Petersen stopped Alfred Larson on a breakaway chance with 6:45 left in the final frame.

Late in the third, Jack Jenkins fired a shot on goal that Delia fought off. Bjork was crashing the net and put in the rebound for his 15th goal of the season.

Notre Dame finished 0-for-4 on the power play, and Merrimack was 1-for-6.