Looking to earn a berth into the Hockey East Tournament, the Minutemen will play a home-and-home weekend against the Warriors.
Both teams scored goals in the final 1:05 of regulation.
Four Minutemen post multi-point nights in the win over the Black Bears.
The Minutemen will play host to the Riiver Hawks on Friday and will travel to Lowell on Saturday.
Gracel and Olczyk score for the Minutemen in the setback.
Junior Branden Gracel and senior Eddie Olczyk score in the Minutemen's 4-2 loss at #20 Merrimack
MIH vs. MU (SENIOR DAY) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MIH vs. MAINE (2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MIH vs. NU (2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MIH vs. LOWELL (2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MIH vs. BU(2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
CAREER HONORS 2009-10 Hockey East All-Academic Team
AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13: Game-by-Game StatisticsAppeared in 33 of 34 contests, missing the final game due to injury... Totaled a career-high four points with three goals and an assist, including one shorthanded tally ... Logged 22 blocked shots, the highest total among all UMass forwards ... Won five of six faceoffs taken at New Hampshire (3/2)... Scored third goal of the season at #5 New Hampshire (3/1) and was awarded the game's second star ... Recorded an assist in 5-2 victory over Maine (2/23) ... Tallied second goal of the year at #20 Merrimack (2/10) ... Scored a shorthanded goal in the Ledyard Classic championship game 3-2 victory against #8 Dartmouth (12/31) and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12: Game-by-Game Statistics
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11: Game-by-Game Statistics
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10: Game-by-Game Statistics
BEFORE UMASS:Played in 81 games for the Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) during the 2007-08/2008-09 seasons, recording nine goals and 20 assists ... Also played for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) where he suited up in 71 games scoring 15 points (11g, 4a) through 2006-07/2007-08 ... Played two seasons for Chartiers Valley High School.
PERSONAL: Edward Thomas Olczyk ... Born June 17, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario to Eddie and Diana Olczyk ... Father Eddie played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League ... Has three siblings, Tommy, Alexandra and Nick ... Brother, Tommy, plays hockey at Penn State ... Majoring in Psychology.