Merrimack’s Da Costa out Saturday night vs. UNH; listed as day-to-day

Merrimack’s leading scorer Stephane Da Costa will not play Saturday when the Warriors host New Hampshire in the second game of a home-and-home series. Da Costa locked knees with UNH’s Phil DeSimone late in Friday’s 4-2 win over the Wildcats and had to bee helped from the ice. He did not return to the game.

According to Merrimack, Da Costa is “listed day-to-day with a lower body injury.”

Da Costa has been a key part of a Merrimack’s best season in program history. The Warriors sit in a third-place tie with Boston University in the Hockey East standings and climbed to sixth in the PairWise ranking after Friday’s win. They have won 11 of their last 12 games.

Da Costa, a undrafted sophomore, leads Merrimack in scoring in scoring with 36 points.