Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey

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Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey
Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey athletic logo

University Merrimack College
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Erin Hamlen
1st year, 0–0–0
Arena J. Thom Lawler Arena
Capacity: 3,000
Location North Andover, Massachusetts
Colors Blue and Gold


The Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey team is a future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women's college ice hockey program that will represent Merrimack College. The Warriors will become a member of Hockey East, in which the men's program already competes in.[1] They will play at the 3,000-seat J. Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent a major renovation in 2010.


The women's ice hockey program will begin play in the 2013-14 academic year. The team will initially play a club schedule before transitioning to the NCAA by 2016-17 and joining the Hockey East.[2] The college announced plans to add women's ice hockey, swimming, and water polo as part of its six-sport expansion plans following a settlement with U.S. Department of Education related to a Title IX gender-discrimination complaint.[3][4]


  1. ^ Staff (Oct 3, 2012). "Merrimack to add new women’s program". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Merrimack to Launch 3 New Sports; Division I Women’s Hockey Centerpiece of Expansion". Merrimack College. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mytelka, Andrew (October 1, 2012). "Merrimack College Will Create 6 Women’s Teams to Settle Title IX Complaint". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ McMahon, Mike (October 2, 2012). "Merrimack College reaches settlement with Dept. of Education in Title IX probe". Retrieved October 15, 2012. 

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