Merrimack adds former Alaska forward Newton for second half of 2020-21 hockey season

Max Newton was third in the nation in faceoff percentage during the 2019-20 season (photo: UAF Athletics).

Merrimack has added forward Max Newton as a transfer from Alaska.

The senior, who will be eligible immediately, posted 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 36 games and finished third in the nation with a .642 faceoff percentage last season with the Nanooks.

In three seasons with Alaska, Newton collected 18 goals and 43 points in 93 games.