Press Box

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team fresh off a sweep of Ohio State takes to the road to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for a weekend series (Nov. 5-6) against the Lake Superior Lakers.  The puck will drop each night at 7:05 p.m. at Taffy Abel Arena.  NMU is 0-3-2 in the past five games at Taffy Abel Arena.  The series marks the beginning of the chase for the Cappo Cup which goes annually to the winner of the yearly four-game set between NMU and LSSU.  

Entering the weekend the Wildcats are 2-4-1 overall and 2-2-0 in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) action.  The Lakers are 2-4-2and 0-3-1 CCHA. In the conference race the ‘Cats sit in fifth place while LSSU is tied for ninth. Last weekend the ‘Cats took care of Ohio State (2-1, 4-3) while the Lakers lost to Miami (6-2) and tied/shootout loss to the RedHawks (2-2 OT). 

Tyler Gron (3-3-6) and Greger Hanson (1-5-6) share the team lead in points with six each.  Gron and Justin Florek each have three goals to pace the ‘Cats.  Hanson has a team-high five assists.  This week’s CCHA Goaltender of the Week, Jared Coreau is 2-1-1 with a 3.30 goal-against average and a .916 save-percentage.   As a team the ‘Cats are averaging 2.29 goals a game and giving up 4.00.

Rick Schofield leads the Lakers with 10 points on three goals and a team-high seven assists.  Matt Cowie has a team-leading four goals.  Between the pipes Brian Mahoney-Wilson is 1-3-1 with a 4.18 goal-against average and a .871 save-percentage.  The Lakers are averaging almost three goals a game (2.88) and yielding 4.12. 

The Point (100.3 FM) will broadcast the action from the Soo both nights.  An audio and video stream will be available at the following Live stats will be available at

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director