Month: August 2018

Welcome Back Students

We here at Laker Hockey Blog would like to welcome all students back to the Sault for the 2018 school year. May both your exams and hangovers be short.

But moreso, the new school year also signals a new hockey season! Yes, a new season is just around the corner, just over a month away as of the writing of this post. For those of us that run the site, however, that means a yearly update.

Yearly update? That’s right, we are roundabout the one year mark here on LHB. I’m hoping to do a little post with some stats on this sometime this week, but before that, the aforementioned updates.

Since nothing updates manually around here, the following cleanup needs to occur:

Roster Update


…Yeah, that’s about it for right now. Good news though! The Roster has been updated, as of 8/27. If any changes are announced, we will be sure to update it.

As for the schedule, I will be working on that throughout the week, as there isn’t exactly an easy or reliable way to cheese the system, so it will have to be manually typed out. Not hard, just time consuming. Another post will announce the update.

Now, a note for the future: I was really hoping to get some quality content lined up for over the summer, and get some more of the pages filled out, and getting the site looking a bit more professional…and as you can see, I kind of failed at that. Hell, if it wasn’t for Mike, we wouldn’t have had any content at all, so kudos to him. But moving forward, I hope we can really start to realize my dream for this site, as a one-stop shop for all things Laker Hockey, but I suppose that bridge will be crossed when we get there, eh?

But until then, please help us out by spreading the word. Like our Facebook page, share the page, share our posts. Like us and retweet us on Twitter. I hate begging, but in order to grow the site, it’s something that we’ll need. 

Thank you all for sticking with us for the last year, and hopefully you’ll be with us for many more. Go Blue!

Zach Cisek named assistant coach

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Lakers have found their new assistant coach.

Zach Cisek, a former goaltender at Michigan State, was announced today as the replacement for Rich Metro on the coaching staff.

Cisek spent two seasons at MSU before graduating in 2015.  He then went on to Miami University, where he served as a graduate assistant under Enrico Blasi for two seasons while completing a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health.

Following his time in Oxford, Ohio, the Canton, Michigan native served under former Lakers coach and current Notre Dame bench boss Jeff Jackson.  During his lone season with the Fighting Irish, Cisek worked greatly with goaltender Cale Morris, whose 1.94 goals against average and .944 save percentage earned him the Mike Richter Award as the top college hockey goaltender in the nation.

Press release: