Lakers open final CCHA season with an exhibition game against Ryerson
Oct 03, 2012
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Lake Superior State University opens
its 2012-13 season with a home exhibition game at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday against Ryerson University. This will be the first time
the Lakers and Rams will meet at the Taffy Abel Arena. LSSU is
coming off a winning 2011-12 season after finishing with an overall
record of 18-17-5.
LSSU is taking on Ryerson for the second time in school history.
The first meeting was during the 2010-11 season at Ryerson. The
Lakers defeated the Rams 3-0. Junior Zach Sternberg scored two
goals for the Lakers. Senior forward Ben Power tallied the
game-winning goal. Junior forward Colin Campbell is the only
returning Laker to notch an assist against Ryerson.
Ryerson is heading into exhibition play with an overall
record of 2-3-0. The Rams are coming off a 7-1 victory over the
University of Ontario Institute of Technology at the York
Invitational. Ryerson will head to Big Rapids for a Sunday
afternoon match-up against the Ferris State Bulldogs.
The Lakers return their top three goal scorers from last season,
and they contributed a combined total of 81 points. Senior captain
Domenic Monardo led the Lakers in points with 11-18--29, while
senior forward Nick McParland led LSSU in goals with 14-13--27.
Campbell rounded out the top three with 9-16--25.
At the end of the 2011-12 season, several LSSU players landed on
Central Collegiate Hockey Association top 10 lists. Sophomore
forward Stephen Perfetto was tied for first against CCHA opponents
in short-handed goals and points with 2-1--3 and led LSSU overall
with three short-handed goals. Monardo tallied five game-winning
goals overall and was tied for second against league opponents with
four. Campbell was tied for seventh against CCHA opponents in
power-play points with 2-8--10.
Junior netminder Kevin Kapalka ranked seventh on the CCHA's save
percentage list at .914. Kapalka finished the 2011-12 season
17-14-5 overall and 11-11-4-4 against CCHA opponents. Kapalka
received 2012-13 CCHA Pre-season All-Conference Team Honorable
During the 41st and final CCHA season, the Lakers will play 20
homes games, including home series against Michigan State,
Michigan, Miami, and Ohio State. LSSU will also host Western
Collegiate Hockey Association's Michigan Tech and play at Bemidji
All LSSU hockey games will be broadcast live on 99.5 Yes FM with
a pay-per view video webcast on American One. Catch the Laker
Hockey Show live from The Antler's Restaurant starting Monday, Oct.
8, from 6-7 p.m.