Last week in Bowling Green, OH. I had a chance to catch up with Paul Prucha the Equipment Manager for the Lake Superior State Lakers Ice Hockey team. I’ve often wondered how an equipment manager goes about his duties during the season and in the off-season, so it was great that Paul was able to…… Continue reading A Look Inside Hockey Operations
Up first was was Lake St.’s JT Henke who beat Dop but had the puck bounce off the crossbar. Stephen Baylis had his shot saved by Kossoff. LSSU’s Brayden Gelsinger was stopped by Dop when he tried to stuff a backhander on the right side. Max Johnson shot his opportunity wide of Kossoff. Max Humitz…… Continue reading LSSU vs BGSU Shootout
Double OT was a 3 on 3 affair. Bowling Green had the pressure early. LSSU responded with pressure of their own for a minute and change. BG controlled again for the rest of the OT but Kossoff and his defenders held fast. To a shoot out we go…
For 5 heart racing minutes the Lakers and Falcons traded scoring opportunities. 3 on 2 rushes being traded back & forth. LSSU had back to back 2 on 1 chances. The refs put away their whistles for the overtime period. 5 intense minutes with chances for both but no score as time wound down.
Early play was fast and physical. Both teams were up and down the ice creating scoring chances, but to no avail. At 4:35 of the period this pace led to BG’s Brandon Kruse being called for hooking. A minute into that PP, strong for checking by BG led to 2-1 short handed chance for the…… Continue reading LSSU vs BGSU (3rd per.)
The middle frame started off hot and heavy. Laker coach Damon Whitten must’ve lit a fuse under his players during the intermission. :24 into the period LSSU had a PP after BG’s John Schilling was whistled for boarding. BGSU’s Lukas Craggs & LSSU’s Braydon Gelsinger were also given matching Roughing After The Whistle penalties. JT…… Continue reading LSSU vs BGSU (2nd per.)
Early physicality by the Falcons was the main difference between the two teams. Lake St had a defensive breakdown out front of Nick Kossoff which led to BGSU’s Freshman forward Max Johnson to open the scoring on a rebound from a Connor McDonald shot, @ 2:56. The Lakers would have the first power play opportunity…… Continue reading LSSU vs BGSU (1st Per.)