Schenectady – After not playing last year because Union Hockey canceled its 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus, the last thing junior defenseman Dylan Enhorn wanted to miss this season.
But as luck would have it, Enhorn was injured in the second game of the season against New Hampshire on October 9. This forced him to miss the next eight games.
Anhorn returned to the lineup at Cornell and Colgate two weeks ago. He will be in the lineup on Saturday when the Dutchman visit Merrimack in a non-conference game at 4 p.m. at Lawler Rink in North Andover, Massachusetts.
“Obviously, it’s very disappointing,” Anhorn said on Wednesday after practice at the Mesa rink. “It’s not what you want to see. Luckily, it didn’t take as long as anticipated. I just took that news and tried to use it as more adversities to steer clear of and when When I came back I did everything I could to prepare myself, which was fortunate enough, we had games last weekend. Luckily, we got that win against Colgate. We’re working hard on these last two [days] in preparation [Merrimack],
Lawler would not say what the specific nature of the injury is. But that didn’t stop him from scoring early in the third period and giving Union a 2-1 lead.
“Honestly, it was a routine sport that caused a ‘mid-body injury,'” Anhorn said. “It was just an unfortunate circumstance. Hopefully, I’ll look back on it now and get back [playing],
Enhorn had two blocked shots in a 2–0 win over Colgate on 13 November. He has six blocks in four games.
“He’s a hockey player,” said union head coach Rick Bennett. “He’s a very diligent person going about his business in school and hockey. I think it wasn’t playing him in the true sense, and you could see that. To look back at him [two weeks ago]You felt happy for him.”
The Dutch returned to action after a return since Colgate’s victory to take their final exams for the first quarter. In the victory over the Raiders, goalkeeper Conor Murphy made 34 saves, and his teammates blocked 16 shots.
Union won’t have to worry about going to class again until Jan. Starting with the Merrimack matchup, the Dutch will have seven games to play before starting the second quarter.
“It’s been a bit hectic here during the finals,” Bennett said. “We are really aware and here through the finals know what they are going through. We have more days off than ever because of the grind on the academic side. I have to say they fought through it, but You can see that his mindset was, well, on the academic side versus coming out and practicing.
,[Wednesday] was better. Hopefully, when we go to Merrimack and [have a] There they rehearse, they’re ready and ready to go because, believe it or not, we go live on Saturdays. We better be prepared.”
Merrimack is 6-7 this season, including 3-6 at Hockey East. The Warriors have won two straight and three of their last four. They beat Holy Cross 3-2 on Tuesday.
Graduate student forward Max Newton and junior forwards Philip Forsmark and Ben Barr are tied for the team lead in goals with six. Newton leads the team with 14 points.
Sophomore Zachary Borgiel has started nine games in goal. He is 4-4-1 with 3.05 goals-over-average and .885 saving percentage.
Merrimack leads the all-time series 9-8-2. However, the union has won the last four games. In the last meeting, the Dutch won a 3-2 win at the Mesa Rink on December 13, 2019.
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