Lakers play St Cloud this weekend at home. Thankful itís at home, after a week of finals...and does St Cloud still has Olympic sized ice? I always felt that was a tough building to play in. Further, Lakers will be without Nuutinen and Silvonen.
St Cloud is 4-0-1 against the CHA this year and 0-12 against the WCHA teams although they donít get blown out. Scored 5 goals against Wisconsin in a weekend and 4 against OSU for example. So I expect the Lakers will have to work hard for any wins. Last years last game of the year were a train wreck that we wonít discuss, but in terms of progressing as a team, a sweep this weekend would be huge. Not taking anything for granted; Lakers need to go out and get the first one.
I believe St Cloud will be without a player due to the Euro Cup as well.