Maine Black Bears couldn't stop star-studded Merrimack from winning

Merrimack and Maine Black Bears met on Saturday. Merrimack came into the game off the back of a run of four successive wins and managed to claim yet another victory. The game finished 5-3.

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Merrimack and Maine Black Bears met on Saturday. Merrimack came into the game off the back of a run of four successive wins and managed to claim yet another victory. The game finished 5-3.

The hosting Warriors took the lead in the first period, with a goal from Matt Copponi. Ottoville Leppanen and Slava Demin assisted.

The Black Bears tied the game 1-1 with a goal from Didrik Henbrant in the middle of the first period, assisted by Donavan Villeneuve-Houle and Luke Antonacci.

The Warriors' Will Calverley took the lead late in the first, assisted by Mike Brown.

The Warriors increased the lead to 3-1 in the very last seconds of the first period, with another goal from Matt Copponi, assisted by Alex Jefferies and Slava Demin.

The Warriors scored one goals in second period an held the lead 4-2 going in to the second break.

The Black Bears narrowed the gap again with a goal from Lynden Breen, assisted by Ben Poisson and Felix Trudeau at 9:36 into the third period.

The Warriors increased the lead to 5-3 with 23 seconds remaining of the third period after a goal from Ben Brar, assisted by Ivan Zivlak.

Coming up:

The Warriors plays Sacred Heart away on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST. The Black Bears will face AIC at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST.