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Lakers Move Up to No. 19 in USCHO Poll



SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State hockey is ranked No. 19 in the most recent edition of the Men's Top 20 Poll, as announced on Monday.

Lake Superior State (18-8-2) received 132 voting points to garner the No. 19 spot in the poll, moving up one spot from the No. 20 ranking last week. The Lakers went 2-0-0 against Ferris State over the weekend — winning 6-3 on Friday night and 4-2 on Saturday night, capturing the series sweep at Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Senior winger Anthony Nellis, the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week, tallied three goals and two assists in the series against Ferris State. He tied with senior center Diego Cuglietta (1-4—5) for the team-high and WCHA-high five points on the weekend. Nellis tallied two goals and one assist in Friday's victory.

Lake Superior State has a break in game action this weekend with a bye week. They'll be back in action at Taffy Abel Arena on Feb. 15-16 when they will be facing WCHA foe Michigan Tech. The 11th annual Check.Slash.Survive game will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Lakers face off against the Huskies at 7 p.m. Check.Slash.Survive, the revamped "Pink in the Rink" fundraiser, focuses on raising funds for local organizations that help battle all types of cancer. For this year's Check.Slash.Survive game, the Check.Slash.Survive committee voted to place an emphasis on drawing awareness to childhood cancer. 

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