HomeSeries PreviewsSeries Preview: Lake Superior State University at Michigan Tech – Winter Carnival Edition
Series Preview: Lake Superior State University at Michigan Tech – Winter Carnival Edition
Lake State: 8-19-3
Michigan Tech: 15-13-3
Huskies Get Bit
I wouldn’t want to be the Lakers this weekend as they travel
over to Houghton to face the Michigan Tech Huskies. The Huskies are sure to be
wound up this weekend, not only because of it being the 98th Winter
Carnival, but also because they were trounced by the Alabama-Huntsville
Chargers last Saturday night, splitting the weekend.
Tech is led in scoring by a trio of sophomores: Alec
Broetzman (12-7–19), Trenton Bliss (9-10—19) and Eric Gotz (4-13—17). Brian
Halonen (10-6—16) is also worth mentioning, being second in overall goals for
Senior Matt Jurusik leads the trio of goalies, having played in 27 of their 31 games. He has
a 2.04GAA and a .921 Save %. Junior Robbie Beydoun and Blake Pietila have also
played a handful of games, with Beydoun having the better record & stats
compared to the freshman goalie.
Tech looks to be set up to be a pretty consistent team over
the next few years, with a large stable of freshmen and sophomores, with their
sophomores leading in scoring.
Lakers Lean into the
The last few weeks have been interesting. They ‘swept’ the
Seawolves at home, winning on Friday and winning in 3×3 OT, but we all know It
counts a tie, then losing in OT to the US Under-18 team. We also saw our second
100 point player in as many years and a come from behind win.
Co-captain Max Humitz leads in overall scoring & goals
for the Lakers – doubling up on the second overall goal-scorer, Pierre-Luc
Veillette, with 16 goals, 7 assists for 24 points. Junior center Hampus
Eriksson (5-14–19) and freshman Louis Boudon (4-14—18) round out the top 3 in
Goaltending has been the Mareks Mitens show despite having a
2.77 GAA and a .901 save %. Unless something strange happens in the offseason
that would see Mitens leave, we will have another year to find a proper
replacement starting goaltender, especially seeing as Roman Bengert is also a
junior. The Lakers do have former Brahma Seth Eisele who, in 33 games for the
Brahmas last season, posted a 2.28 GAA and a .926 Save5 in the regular season,
and a 1.73 GAA and .943 in 5 playoff games.
This weekend’s games can be heard or seen in the normal
spots: At Michigan Tech, on local radio 99.5 YesFM or on Tunein. Flohockey.tv
will have the video feed from Houghton. Puck drops Friday night at 7:07pm, then
a quick turnaround for 5:07pm Saturday night.