Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey

The Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women's college ice hockey program. The Warriors are a new member of Hockey East.[2] They play at the 2,549-seat J. Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent a major renovation in 2010.

Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey
UniversityMerrimack College
ConferenceHockey East
Head coachErin Hamlen
2nd season, 5263
ArenaJ. Thom Lawler Rink
Capacity: 2,549
LocationNorth Andover, Massachusetts
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]


The women's ice hockey program began play in the 2013-14 academic year. The team initially played a club schedule before transitioning to the NCAA in 2015-16 and joining Hockey East.[3] The college added 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.[4][5]

Year by year

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
FinishConference TournamentNCAA Tournament
2018–19Erin Hamlen16137Hockey East121055th HELost Quarterfinals vs. Providence (0-2, 1-2)Did not qualify
2017–18Erin Hamlen11203Hockey East61629th HEDid not qualifyDid not qualify
2016–17Erin Hamlen11223Hockey East71708th HELost Quarterfinal vs. Boston College (0-4, 0-1)Did not qualify
2015–16Erin Hamlen5263Hockey East31839th HEDid not qualifyDid not qualify


  1. "Merrimack College Brand Guidelines". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. Staff (Oct 3, 2012). "Merrimack to add new women's program". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  3. "Merrimack to Launch 3 New Sports; Division I Women's Hockey Centerpiece of Expansion". Merrimack College. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  4. 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.
  5. McMahon, Mike (October 2, 2012). "Merrimack College reaches settlement with Dept. of Education in Title IX probe". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
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