#18 Lake Superior State: 20-8-2
Northern Michigan: 15-14-2
Father Cappo’s Cup
This is the second part of the annual Cappo Cup series
between Northern Michigan and LSSU. Going into this series, hosted in
Marquette, the series is tied 1-1, with a +1-goal differential going to LSSU.
This year’s Wildcat team has gotten a lot of help from their
blue line in scoring, as their top scorer is junior defenseman Philip Beaulieu,
who in 30 games has amassed 5 goals and 23 assists for 28 points. Close behind
him is senior Troy Loggins (15g 12a for 27tp) then by Adam Rockwood, another
senior forward with 5 goals, 16 assists and 21 points.
The net has been owned by the excellent senior Finnish
netminder Atte Tolvanen, who has played in every game this season, earning
their 15-14-2 record, with a 2.31 GAA and .915 Save%. Freshman backup Nolan
Kent has appeared in 2 games, but looks like mostly in relief as no wins or
losses are attributed to him.
After last year’s run, this year has certainly been a disappointment
to Wildcat fans, and there are certainly some questions concerning the future progress
of the team, especially in net. Tolvanen has played very well in spite of some
of the play in front of him over the years, even managing to score a goal this
season. With the workhorse leaving after this season, I hope for the sake of
their fans they have another workhorse or two coming in next season.
Cappo Cup 2: Electric
What can be said about this team that hasn’t already been
said across the College Hockey world this last week? I’ll for sure be doing a
writeup at some point as a retrospective on the season, but needless to say it’s
been one for the ages. I can’t imagine what this year must be like for longtime
fans, who’ve seen some of the worst seasons the Lakers have had.
This year, though, has been a dream. Another dream may be
realized over the next few weeks: another 100 point scorer. That player is
Diego Cuglietta, who has a total of 93 points heading into this weekend. (34
senior, 23 junior, 25 sophomore,11 freshman). After him looks to be Max Humitz,
who has 73 points, of course he should be hitting it next season. Tied with
Humitz, for this season’s point total, is Anthony Nellis with 30 points.
Kossoff again owns the net, though Mitens did post a huge
win Friday night against rival Michigan Tech. It’s anyone’s guess as to what
will happen in net over the weekend, and I’ve been wrong almost every time I’ve
guessed this season, so use your imagination.
Puck drops both Friday and Saturday at 7:07 at the Berry
Events Center in Marquette, MI. In the Soo, the game will be broadcast on 99.5
YESFm, and can be heard online at yesfm.net and on the TuneIn App. FloHockey.tv
will also have the video for the game.