Merrimack is not a historic men’s Hockey East powerhouse. But this season, the program looks to be charting a new course.
The Warriors sit in fourth place in Hockey East. Nationally, they rank No. 12 in USCHO’s latest poll. They also have one of the most exciting players in the nation: junior Alex Jefferies (Lunenburg, Mass.). He has six goals and 20 points in 15 games this season.
Scott Borek (Waterville, Maine) is at the helm of Merrimack and has been for five seasons. While this one has been a success so far, it’s been an even tougher challenge since the death of assistant coach Josh Ciocco in October.
Borek joined the latest RinkWise podcast to discuss the challenges of this season, as well as the challenges that come with building a successful college hockey program.