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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeyBaker View Post
    Yea, tonight's Laker team looked like the same squad that swept MSU. Last night's Lakers were very frustrating to watch. I have no idea how you can look SO much better just 24 hours later.
    Looks like Coach Roque had the boys fired up to stay in first place after the weekend. Miami is going to be tough but with good goaltending this team is going to surprise a lot of people this year. Way to go Lakers.

    Did they have a give a fan a chance to broadcast a game with Crawford contest? Because that guy that did the game with him tonight was pretty bad, and that is putting it mildly. I didn't think I would long for a game Crawford did by himself, but after tonight I did.

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    Not sure if there is any truth to this, but Bill Crawford and Fred Pletch were discussing the possibility of the new WCHA not having an automatic qualifier to the tournament due to the fact that most of the schools are technically D-II schools during the first intermission.
    Makes me wonder if the WCHA will try and poach two of the Atlantic Schools that are DI (Air Force, Canisus, Robert Morris) if it does happen. I really doubt it happens though.

    Anyways, a better game tonight. They came prepared tonight, unlike Friday. Excellent defense, most of the saves Kapalka made were easy. Hope the Lakers will be ready for Miami, a team the Lakers should compete with, since they are having growing pains with a young team. Hoping for a split.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker Dude View Post
    Not sure if there is any truth to this, but Bill Crawford and Fred Pletch were discussing the possibility of the new WCHA not having an automatic qualifier to the tournament due to the fact that most of the schools are technically D-II schools during the first intermission.
    I'd heard that the new WCHA wouldn't get a vote in D1 matters without WMU, BGSU or ND, but not that they wouldn't get an auto-bid.
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    That would be counter productive to the growth of College Hockey. I also heard that without a D1 school the WCHA would have no vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Also where the hell was everybody. Only 1,839. Pathetic!
    Fridays night was also the Homecoming Football game, which usually draws really well, and the Joan Jett concert at the casino which was sold out. This town does a horrible job working within itself to make sure fans can make it to all events. I've never heard of a Homecoming game on a Friday night instead of a Saturday afternoon, but that's the Sault.

    Bowling Green worked hard all weekend, but, boy, they clutch and grab like crazy, and I can see how it's hard to get any offence going against them. It haunted them a bit in the first period of Saturdays game, but after that the ref's basically just let it go. BG's goalie was amazing, too, and the Lakers could have had six goals against a lesser netminder. At least they finally got the idea to shoot from the point and get traffic in front, and that's how they got two of their goals. A solid effort on Saturday, though, compared to Friday.

    I'm hoping we don't catch Miami at a bad time...really po'd after being swept by Ferris, and take it out on us. KK has been great, though, and the Laker 'D' in general, so maybe we can steal one.

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    I've never heard of a Homecoming game on a Friday night instead of a Saturday afternoon, but that's the Sault.
    I would guess that many more homecoming games are held on Friday than Saturday.

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    I would guess that many more homecoming games are held on Friday than Saturday.
    There are far more played on Friday than on Saturday.
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    [QUOTE=davyd83;5239028]There are far more played on Friday than on Saturday.[/QUOTE

    Sorry, it just sounds crazy. Where I grew up down state, all the area high schools had homecoming on Saturday.

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    It looks like UAH hockey is folding.

    http://saveuahhockey.com/2011/10/23/...ram-on-monday/

    UAH was supposed to play at Abel Arena next arena. Now it looks like we'll have to try and get another team to play us unless a miracle happen sin Huntsville.
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    They've been on life support for several years now. The crowds were sparse when the Lakers played there a few weeks ago and Saturday vs Air Force they did not even have 1000 in a building that holds over 7,000.

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    Frustrating weekend, only because a 1-0 loss just looks like points in the standings were lost. The Lakers, in my opinion, outplayed BGSU in every facet of both games. The Lakers outhit, out shot, out worked, and out performed BGSU. If not for BGSU's goalteding, the Lakers would've racked up back-to-back 4-1 wins. Maybe more.

    BGSU is going to steal a whole lot of games this year, with that goaltending and tight checking. In many ways, coming into the season I expected the Lakers to look like BGSU. But I have to be honest -- this particular Laker team seems to have some more crackle in their offensive play than we've seen in many years. There is a dedication to a solid forecheck (as opposed to the hated dump-and-don't-chase). And the players seem to have an extra step, giving them a moment to try to find open players and trying, by God actually trying, to make creative offensive plays.

    Its been very nice to watch.

    If the goaltending holds up (it should) this team could make some real noise this year.

    The weekend trip to Oxford is a looming trap. Miami just got swept in Big Rapids, going 0-8 on the powerplay while giving up 4 PP goals against. They are going to be in a sour mood and I would expect Miami's special teams to perform much better. From the reports, Miami was not exactly clicking in their season-opening home series of lightly-regarded Colgate (won 4-3, lost 3-2). The Lakers are either catching Miami at the right time -- the team is still struggling to find their legs -- OR -- the Lakers are walking into a buzz-saw with Miami waking up and getting angry.

    Maybe Miami just isn't that good this season?

    Who knows?

    I do know that the Lakers could play very well in Oxford and still ge swept. I hope the defense is ready. I personally suspect Blasi will have those Miami boys skating their fannies off all week, and they will hit the ice in a sour mood Friday night. If the Lakers can hold them off for a period on Friday, then its an open series. Two wins would look mighty nice in the Lakers' standings.



    RE: Friday night's crowd. Disappointing. But I don't think homecoming had that much of an impact. It never really has been a serious matter in the past. It think it was the combination of the football game (somewhat), plus the concert at the Casino, and I would put more emphasis on the casino activity. The crowd was noticibly larger and louder (seemed like it) Saturday night. But I believe this is where the LSSU attendance resides right now. It will take winning and some creative efforts to grow the avergage crowd past 2,500. Lets be honest, if a highschool football game has THAT big of an impact, something is wrong.

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    Frustrating weekend, only because a 1-0 loss just looks like points in the standings were lost. The Lakers, in my opinion, outplayed BGSU in every facet of both games. The Lakers outhit, out shot, out worked, and out performed BGSU. If not for BGSU's goalteding, the Lakers would've racked up back-to-back 4-1 wins. Maybe more.

    BGSU is going to steal a whole lot of games this year, with that goaltending and tight checking. In many ways, coming into the season I expected the Lakers to look like BGSU. But I have to be honest -- this particular Laker team seems to have some more crackle in their offensive play than we've seen in many years. There is a dedication to a solid forecheck (as opposed to the hated dump-and-don't-chase). And the players seem to have an extra step, giving them a moment to try to find open players and trying, by God actually trying, to make creative offensive plays.

    Its been very nice to watch.

    If the goaltending holds up (it should) this team could make some real noise this year.

    The weekend trip to Oxford is a looming trap. Miami just got swept in Big Rapids, going 0-8 on the powerplay while giving up 4 PP goals against. They are going to be in a sour mood and I would expect Miami's special teams to perform much better. From the reports, Miami was not exactly clicking in their season-opening home series of lightly-regarded Colgate (won 4-3, lost 3-2). The Lakers are either catching Miami at the right time -- the team is still struggling to find their legs -- OR -- the Lakers are walking into a buzz-saw with Miami waking up and getting angry.

    Maybe Miami just isn't that good this season?

    Who knows?

    I do know that the Lakers could play very well in Oxford and still ge swept. I hope the defense is ready. I personally suspect Blasi will have those Miami boys skating their fannies off all week, and they will hit the ice in a sour mood Friday night. If the Lakers can hold them off for a period on Friday, then its an open series. Two wins would look mighty nice in the Lakers' standings.



    RE: Friday night's crowd. Disappointing. But I don't think homecoming had that much of an impact. It never really has been a serious matter in the past. It think it was the combination of the football game (somewhat), plus the concert at the Casino, and I would put more emphasis on the casino activity. The crowd was noticibly larger and louder (seemed like it) Saturday night. But I believe this is where the LSSU attendance resides right now. It will take winning and some creative efforts to grow the avergage crowd past 2,500. Lets be honest, if a highschool football game has THAT big of an impact, something is wrong.
    I have to disagree with you about Friday's game. Granted I don't get to see the Lakers play very often, but I don't recall them ever looking as bad as what I saw Friday night. I give credit to BG for playing well defensively, but the Lakers just looked totally out of sync and made it easy for BG. The BG goalie played solid but he only faced a couple of quality scoring opportunities from the Lakers the whole game.

    The Lakers played much better Saturday night but even then they should have been able to put BG away much sooner than the last minute and a half of the game. I thought they started getting a bit lackadaisical about two thirds of the way through the second period.

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    Will have to agree with Bill on assessment of the weekend games. BGSU was all over the Lakers Friday evening, we did not have much in the way of offensive chances all evening. Lakers did make amends Saturday, though, with a completely thorough domination of the BG team (even if one mistake had us all on edge until the Trotman goal late sealed it).

    Both the Lakers and BGSU are going to give teams trouble all season with excellent goaltending, solid team defensive and hard working habits.

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    Anyone know if the hockey show will be streamed this week? Or possibly podcasted?

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    Not looking good for it to be streamed lets just hope a podcast gets posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakerchum View Post
    Anyone know if the hockey show will be streamed this week? Or possibly podcasted?
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    I don't know what is wrong with those people at that radio station but they don't seem to care much about the complaints or the fans out of town. I notified both the station and the university last week. I left a message for the station owner, have not received any call back. Emailed the A.D. and the President of the University and did receive a reply stating they appreciate the feedback and will be bringing it up.

    Did anyone hear that show VanWaggoner is doing? I went on the college radio site but couldn't find it. Could someone post the link if they know where it is.
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    I do know that the Lakers could play very well in Oxford and still ge swept. I hope the defense is ready. I personally suspect Blasi will have those Miami boys skating their fannies off all week, and they will hit the ice in a sour mood Friday night. If the Lakers can hold them off for a period on Friday, then its an open series. Two wins would look mighty nice in the Lakers' standings.
    Just a reminder that the games are on Thursday and Friday this weekend.

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    There are far more played on Friday than on Saturday.[/QUOTE

    Sorry, it just sounds crazy. Where I grew up down state, all the area high schools had homecoming on Saturday.
    In Metro Detroit they were all on Friday.
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    Flem its easy to find on the Laker Hockey page on LSSU's website. I'm on my phone or i would try to help you out more.

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    A couple of other thoughts about the games this past weekend:

    I thought Perrault looked a lot more comfortable out there on D now that he's had a year of college hockey behind him.

    I think Czuczman will turn out to be a good D; he looked a little hesitant at times, but once he gains more experience will be a good solid defensive D.

    Roque sat Shkreli Saturday night and played Cooper instead. That surprised me; seems like he could have played Ainsworth instead to see what he can do.

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