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Eagles’ Mike Sabatini commits to NCAA Division I school

Eagles’ Mike Sabatini commits to NCAA Division I school

By Randy Russon Special Contributor to EUP News Soo Eagles power forward Mike Sabatini has committed to play for the Canisius College Golden Griffins of the NCAA Division I, Atlantic Hockey Association effective the 2014-2015 season. Sabatini, a 6-foot-1, 185 pounder, led the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in scoring during the 2013-2014 season with 19 goals, […]

Canadian International Hockey League moving forward

Canadian International Hockey League moving forward

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com Officials connected to the proposed Canadian International Hockey League met on Tuesday evening in Toronto. Long-time junior hockey operator Tim Clayden, who is the force behind the formation of the CIHL, said the new league will be ready to go for the 2014-2015 season with eight-to-ten teams. Confirmed as having stated their intention to apply to […]

Greyhounds Murray named OHL player of the week

Greyhounds Murray named OHL player of the week

A strong playoff performance is netting Matt Murray some recognition. The Thunder Bay netminder was named the Ontario Hockey League’s player of the week after compiling a 3-0 mark en route to leading the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to a five game series win over the Owen Sound Attack. The 19-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick recorded one shutout to go […]

LSSU plans to add JV men’s and women’s basketball for 2014-15

LSSU plans to add JV men’s and women’s basketball for 2014-15

SAULT STE. MARIE – The Lake Superior State Department of Athletics has announced that junior varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams will be added to the Laker Athletics slate beginning with the 2014-15 season. The teams will be made up of non-scholarship players and play a 10-game schedule. Coaches will be announced at a later date, but they will be […]

St. Ignace and Newberry Schools Moving From Class C to Class D next year

St. Ignace and Newberry Schools Moving From Class C to Class D next year

EAST LANSING, Mich. – March 24 – Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2014-15 school year have been announced, with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments set up by divisions posted on the MHSAA Website. Classifications for the upcoming school year are based on a second […]

Soo Indians moving on, up

Soo Indians moving on, up

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com They played 58 games this 2013-2014 season as a major midget outfit that rose from the doldrums after being dormant in 2012-2013. And Soo Indians not only fashioned a 31-26-1 record against top competition — the season concluded with a berth at the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association state championships — but a number of their players […]

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Russon lists potential Laker hockey coaches

Russon lists potential Laker hockey coaches

By RANDY RUSSON HockeyNewsNorth.com There is a hockey buzz about both sides of the International Bridge in the wake of the recent firing of Jim Roque as head coach of the Lake Superior State University Lakers. Roque was let go as LSSU coach after the Lakers failed to make the playoffs in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association this 2013-2014 season. […]

Lakers Men’s Basketball Season Ends in National Tourney

Lakers Men’s Basketball Season Ends in National Tourney

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Top seed and defending national champion Drury ended Lake Superior State’s storybook men’s basketball season with a 79-61 victory Sunday night during the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament. Throughout the season Drury (ranked eighth nationally) led the Great Lakes Valley Conference in scoring defense, allowing only 67.8 points per game. The Panthers […]

Lakers need OT to beat Findlay in NCAA Midwest Regional MBB

Lakers need OT to beat Findlay in NCAA Midwest Regional MBB

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Junior guard Tony Harris bailed out his team with a last-second three-pointer, giving 25th-ranked Lake Superior State a do-over during Saturday’s NCAA Midwest Regional quarterfinal men’s basketball game against 21st-ranked Findlay. After missing key free throws down the stretch during regulation, LSSU (27-5) outlasted the Oilers (24-6) in overtime, winning 88-83 and avenging an early-season 10-point home […]

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Wrestlers recognized with awards at annual banquet

The Sault High Wrestling Team wrapped up their season with their end of the year banquet on Wednesday evening.  All of the wrestlers received recognition for their Straits Area Conference Championship with a team conference trophy and individual medals and T-shirts donated by FanCloth.  All of the wrestlers also received Wrestler of the Week T-shirts sponsored by Dr. Ludwig for […]

Kelley Wright ties school record for wins as St. Ignace girls basketball team beats McBain 54-37

Kelley Wright ties school record for wins as St. Ignace girls basketball team beats McBain 54-37

GAYLORD, MI (MLive) – To say senior Kelley Wright’s career at St. Ignace has been successful would be an understatement. Wright has lost just four games during her four years and tied the school record for most wins with 101 as St. Ignace beat McBain 54-37 in a Class C state quarterfinal Tuesday at Gaylord. Wright had 15 points and […]

Kelley Wright of St. Ignace is named Associated Press Class C Player of the Year

Kelley Wright of St. Ignace is named Associated Press Class C Player of the Year

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) – St. Ignace senior Kelley Wright is the Associated Press Class C Player of the Year. A four-year varsity starter, Wright has helped the Saints to a 101-4 record, two state championships and a state semifinals finish. The Saints are back in the semifinals again and play today. St. Ignace coach Dorene Ingalls says Wright “has […]

Islanders sign Czuczman to entry-level contract

Islanders sign Czuczman to entry-level contract

The New York Islanders added another defenseman to their young, talented stable, signing Lake Superior State University standout Kevin Czuczman to a two-year, entry-level deal on Tuesday. Czuczman, a 6’3, 205 lbs. 23-year-old, is coming off a career year for the LSSU Lakers and will report to the Islanders directly. The Port Elgin, ON, native set new highs in goals […]

LSSU has elected to not renew the contract of hockey head coach, Jim Roque

Jim Roque Terminated as Head Coach of Laker Hockey

By CHELSEA ZALEWSKI Staff Writer and Hockey Guru As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever and Lake Superior State University Hockey is seeing that first hand. Tuesday morning, LSSU Athletic Director, Kris Dunbar decided that the best thing for Laker Athletics and specifically Laker Hockey was to relieve Head Coach Jim Roque of his duties.  Coach Roque has been in […]

Always the bridesmaid; Sault Ste Marie finishes runner up second year in a row

Always the bridesmaid; Sault Ste Marie finishes runner up second year in a row

Trying to win a state champiionship hockey game for the first time since 1989, Sault High Hockey has played the state championship game two years in a row and has finished the runner-up two years in a row.  Last year they lost to Bloomfield Hill Cranbrook 4-2 and Saturday the ran into a wall of a goaltender to lose to […]