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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Hults named team MVP at Soo Blue Liners Banquet
    http://www.lssulakers.com/sports/m-h..._award_winners
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Hults named team MVP at Soo Blue Liners Banquet
    http://www.lssulakers.com/sports/m-h..._award_winners
    One important thing for people to remember, as the look at the award winners, is that all but the Jim Howie Unsung Hero (Jim Howie chooses the winner) and the Blueliners award (chosen by the membership at large), all the awards are chosen by the players.
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    Goaltending is going to be a huge question mark next season. I have faith in Kossoff, but what happens if he gets hurt? Will the backups be good enough?
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    Lawson Ice Arena (Western Michigan, 2009)
    John McInnes Ice Arena (Michigan Tech, 2009)
    Yost Ice Arena (Michigan, 2010)
    Joyce Ice Center/Compton Family Ice Arena (Notre Dame, 2010/2014)
    BGSU Ice Arena (BGSU, 2013)
    Kohl Center (Wisconsin, 2013)
    Ralph Engelstad Arena (North Dakota, 2014)

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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Looks like we've added another D-man for next season:

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=353791

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Looks like we've added another D-man for next season:

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=353791
    I had heard another D-man had committed, but I didn't hear any names. Thanks for the update Bill.
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    I don't have faith in Kossoff . He probably needed more playing time last season and didn't get it . I hope he proves me wrong big time though .

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    The Hockey North Show, with veteran sportswriter and broadcaster of http://www.hockeynewsnorth.com and http://www.saultthisweek.com is on the radio tonite at 5 p.m. on Radio Station ESPN 1400. Randy will talk about the teams still playing, including former LSSU Laker standout Owen Headrick and the Erie Otters playoff run along with hockey, hockey and more hockey.

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    Best of luck to a class act, and a great lady, Kristen Dunbar.

    Kris Dunbar has been selected as the seventh commissioner of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) following a nationwide search.

    Dunbar arrives from Lake Superior State University following 24 years of service as a student-athlete, basketball coach and currently in her tenth year as director of athletics. Dunbar will step down from her position at LSSU at the end of April and take over commissioner duties on May 1.

    “Kris Dunbar has the skills and abilities that make her a great fit for the GLIAC Commissioner position,” stated Saginaw Valley State University President and GLIAC Council of Presidents Chair, Dr. Donald J. Bachand. “She has demonstrated great vision and leadership ability as Director of Athletics at Lake Superior State. Her knowledge and history with the GLIAC will serve her well in the process of moving the GLIAC forward.”

    Dunbar replaces Dell Robinson, who served as GLIAC Commissioner from 2009-10 through 2015-16. Prior to Robinson, the GLIAC was led by John Hoekje (1971-72 to 1978-79), Herbert “Pete” Peterson (1979-80 to 1984-85), Tom Donahue (1985-86 to 1986-87), Vern Norris (1987-88 to 1991-92) and Tom Brown (1992-93 to 2008-09).

    “I would like to thank Dr. Don Bachand and the search committee for the opportunity to lead one of the most-prominent conferences in NCAA Division II,” Dunbar said. “I am humbled and honored to be the next GLIAC commissioner.”

    Dunbar served five years (2011-15) on the NCAA Division II Management Council. During that time, she also served on the D2 Championships and Identity sub-committees. She has chaired both the GLIAC and Western Collegiate Hockey Association executive committees.

    “The GLIAC will have a bit different look next year and we anticipate more changes in the future, but we will continue to be a viable, national-caliber conference like we have been for the past four decades,” Dunbar added. “I look forward to sharing ideas to bring growth, heightened regional and national leverage, and increased viability to the GLIAC.”

    Dunbar is a Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., native who was inducted into the LSSU Sports Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2016. She was a four-year starting guard and three-year co-captain for the Lakers from 1988-92. During her eight-year stint (1998-06) as head women’s basketball coach and senior women’s administrator, Dunbar led the Lakers to a 154-72 record, including five straight 20-win seasons and five straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Dunbar was named GLIAC and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 2002, and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Michigan College Coach of the Year in 2003. She was also named the GLIAC’s top coach in 2005 after winning her fourth straight GLIAC North Division title. She led the Lakers to GLIAC Tournament titles in 2003 and ‘04. The Lakers reached the NCAA Midwest Regional finals in 2004.

    “While we as athletic directors are all working on behalf of our schools, we ultimately want to make the GLIAC proud and bring national exposure to our conference. Every conference member plays an important role in making that happen. I plan to help them continue toward that goal," said Dunbar.

    Dunbar earned a master’s degree in education from Elmira College in 1997 and served as an assistant coach at LSSU in 1997-98. Kris and her husband, Al, have two sons, Tyler and Jaylen. In 2011, Dunbar joined her father as a member of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.

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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Kris Dunbar to become next GLIAC Commissioner: http://lssulakers.com/genrel/Dunbar_GLIAC_Commissioner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deman View Post
    I had heard another D-man had committed, but I didn't hear any names. Thanks for the update Bill.
    This should pretty much take care of D for next season. Assuming Roll doesn't come back, this should give us 8 D which is the number that is pretty standard for teams.

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    Looks like Jeff Jackson got Ryder Rolston.

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    Kris Dunbar to become next GLIAC Commissioner: http://lssulakers.com/genrel/Dunbar_GLIAC_Commissioner
    Anyone hear who might be inline to become the next AD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker54 View Post
    Anyone hear who might be inline to become the next AD?
    I haven't heard anything. If they decide to stay in house, Steve Hettinga is assistant AD now. I suppose they could give him the dual role of AD and BB coach.

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    I wonder if the Lakers will play NMU 4 games in a row next season? I hope not.

    Also any word if there will be any off-season Laker Hockey Talk shows this spring/summer like there was last year?
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    Ewigleben Arena (Ferris State, 1997)
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    Berry Events Center (NMU, 2007)
    Lawson Ice Arena (Western Michigan, 2009)
    John McInnes Ice Arena (Michigan Tech, 2009)
    Yost Ice Arena (Michigan, 2010)
    Joyce Ice Center/Compton Family Ice Arena (Notre Dame, 2010/2014)
    BGSU Ice Arena (BGSU, 2013)
    Kohl Center (Wisconsin, 2013)
    Ralph Engelstad Arena (North Dakota, 2014)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    I wonder if the Lakers will play NMU 4 games in a row next season? I hope not.

    Also any word if there will be any off-season Laker Hockey Talk shows this spring/summer like there was last year?
    The four in a row was a quirk necessitated by the league chopping a week off the schedule. They will play 4 times, twice at NMU in league play and a non conference home & home series as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    I wonder if the Lakers will play NMU 4 games in a row next season? I hope not.

    Also any word if there will be any off-season Laker Hockey Talk shows this spring/summer like there was last year?

    One of the last radio shows Bill mentioned they were going to do the same as last summer. The dates were not available at the time so stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I haven't heard anything. If they decide to stay in house, Steve Hettinga is assistant AD now. I suppose they could give him the dual role of AD and BB coach.
    I've heard that they will be doing a thorough search for a new replacement. Not saying that Hettinga won't get it (if he even wants the job), but I believe they will be looking outside of the Sault for a replacement & to make the best decision for the school. I think Dunbar is done at the start of May, and I'm not sure what the school's policy is for when they can post the position & start the search.
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    Methinks Kristen Dunbar is going to be hard to replace. Her 10 year record as AD speaks for itself and she always handled herself and others with class.

    If a "committee" is formed down there, let's hope it does a little more thorough search and vetting than the last one, man.
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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Any picks on who will win the National Championship game? I'm picking Duluth.
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    Lawson Ice Arena (Western Michigan, 2009)
    John McInnes Ice Arena (Michigan Tech, 2009)
    Yost Ice Arena (Michigan, 2010)
    Joyce Ice Center/Compton Family Ice Arena (Notre Dame, 2010/2014)
    BGSU Ice Arena (BGSU, 2013)
    Kohl Center (Wisconsin, 2013)
    Ralph Engelstad Arena (North Dakota, 2014)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Any picks on who will win the National Championship game? I'm picking Duluth.
    Denver seems to be a team on a mission the way they are playing in the tournament so far. I don't have a favorite; I'm just hoping for a close game.

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