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Bill
09-14-2019, 09:51 AM
The new season is getting close so it's a good time to start a thread for it.

Anyone been to any captain's practices and can let us know how the new guys look?

I hope to make it up to the Soo for the opening series against Merrimack.

LSSULaker889294
09-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Saccoman and Humitz (no surprise) named captains. Kaelble and McKay named assistant captains.

http://lssulakers.com/sports/m-hockey/2019-20/releases/20190915f0g4ay

sm2pk
09-16-2019, 01:48 PM
Good article on Diego Cuglietta over on the WCHA page .

Bill
09-16-2019, 03:00 PM
Nice interview with Anthony Nelllis:

https://twitter.com/TexasStars/status/1173619028205690880

Bill
09-18-2019, 12:42 PM
The Lakers are picked 6th in both the media and coaches preseason WCHA polls.

http://www.wcha.com/men/articles/2019/09/minnesota-state-tops-the-2019-20-wcha-preseason-polls.php

Bill
09-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Nice article on Damon and Laker hockey:

https://mihockey.com/2019/09/whitten-lakers-looking-to-continue-lssus-program-growth-in-2019-2020-season/

LSSULaker889294
09-19-2019, 09:56 PM
The Lakers are picked 6th in both the media and coaches preseason WCHA polls.

http://www.wcha.com/men/articles/2019/09/minnesota-state-tops-the-2019-20-wcha-preseason-polls.php

Well let's hope the Lakers prove people wrong again. Lakers were picked to finish 7th last year and ended up finshing 4th.

LSSULaker889294
09-23-2019, 01:36 PM
Press release on the February 15, 2020 game at GFL Memorial Gardens in Soo, Ontario:
http://lssulakers.com/sports/m-hockey/2019-20/releases/20190923efju8i

Bill
09-25-2019, 07:16 AM
The Lakers have received a commitment from another recruit for the future, 02 birth date D-man Grant Hindman, a Michigan kid currently playing for Janesville of the NAHL.

https://www.janesvillejets.com/hindman-makes-division-i-commitment

LSSULaker889294
09-25-2019, 06:54 PM
I think the Lakers can have another solid season if they stay healthy. They can't afford injuries especially to the upperclassmen.

jnacc
09-27-2019, 05:16 AM
I think the Lakers can have another solid season if they stay healthy. They can't afford injuries especially to the upperclassmen.

Anyone had the opportunity to see any of the team's practices? I'm curious as to how the freshman look and while I agree that the upperclassmen will be integral to their success, the underclassmen will have to shoulder a lot of the weight as well.

Bill
09-29-2019, 10:49 AM
First Laker Hockey Show of the season should be this week. I think it will be on Tuesdays again although I'm not positive, Could possibly be Monday.

sm2pk
09-29-2019, 03:50 PM
The Lakers toughest test to start the season is not going to be against Denver or Michigan or Notre Dame but against Merrimack. Merrimack has been picked to finish last in their conference and I am sure in the power rankings they will be near the bottom . If Merrimack beats the Lakers on their home ice , that will be a bigger defeat then losing to the teams I just mentioned. The Lakers cannot allow a team like Merrimack to come in and take a win on their home ice.

lakersparty
09-30-2019, 09:18 AM
Just bought the TV package again this year. Lots of intriguing games early. Borek's return to Sault Ste. Marie, a good NCHC program in Denver on the schedule, Michigan, and Jeff Jackson's Notre Dame. That's a fun schedule to start out with that will help the Lakers grow into November when WCHA action starts up. I won't be discouraged if we take some lumps early against Denver, Michigan, and Notre Dame if we can start out hot in November.

And I kindly disagree that Merrimack is our toughest test early. Borek is their coach after all. He's not good. He has 47 losses in his last 2 seasons coaching D1 hockey. That's about as bad as it gets. Even the second-stint Anzalone didn't lose that many games in his last 2 years.

sm2pk
09-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Just bought the TV package again this year. Lots of intriguing games early. Borek's return to Sault Ste. Marie, a good NCHC program in Denver on the schedule, Michigan, and Jeff Jackson's Notre Dame. That's a fun schedule to start out with that will help the Lakers grow into November when WCHA action starts up. I won't be discouraged if we take some lumps early against Denver, Michigan, and Notre Dame if we can start out hot in November.

And I kindly disagree that Merrimack is our toughest test early. Borek is their coach after all. He's not good. He has 47 losses in his last 2 seasons coaching D1 hockey. That's about as bad as it gets. Even the second-stint Anzalone didn't lose that many games in his last 2 years.

What i mean is if the Lakers were to lose to Merrimack ,it may signal a long season . There is noway Merrimack should win a game against the Lakers on their home ice with the rankings that Merrimack has been given this year in their conference . If the Lakers cannot beat their first test in Merrimack ,that would be a shocker .

LSSULaker889294
09-30-2019, 05:50 PM
We could lose a game to Merrimack if Mitens cracks under pressure of having the #1 goalie tag. I think goaltending will be fine though.

Laker Dude
09-30-2019, 07:22 PM
The Lakers toughest test to start the season is not going to be against Denver or Michigan or Notre Dame but against Merrimack. Merrimack has been picked to finish last in their conference and I am sure in the power rankings they will be near the bottom . If Merrimack beats the Lakers on their home ice , that will be a bigger defeat then losing to the teams I just mentioned. The Lakers cannot allow a team like Merrimack to come in and take a win on their home ice.

Damon has clearly mentioned his goal is to get back to the NCAA tournament this season. A loss to Merrimack would be a big setback in achieving that goal.

lakersparty
10-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Damon has clearly mentioned his goal is to get back to the NCAA tournament this season. A loss to Merrimack would be a big setback in achieving that goal.

It's nice to hear that from Whitten. I hope LSSU starts strong. My goal would be for Lake State to go .500 against Denver/Michigan/Notre Dame. It might seem too high of a goal, but it would do wonders to help our case later. I would still be pretty content with 2 wins against that group with a sweep of Merrimack, though. I don't mind taking some lumps early, but we can really set a positive tone for the season if we're at 4-4 or 5-3 to start WCHA play.

sm2pk
10-02-2019, 08:04 AM
I am going to miss the first two weekends of the season as we will be traveling but just want to say,,,,,,GO LAKERS

LSSULaker889294
10-02-2019, 11:21 AM
I wish Scott Borek the best except for this weekend. Borek is a class act and I hope his head coaching career at Merrimack is more successful than here.