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Monday, June 13, 2005

Anzalone’s ship sinking?


LSSU head coach Frank Anzalone has been unable
to bail out the Lakers in his four seasons back with the team

The rumors surrounding Lake Superior State head coach Frank Anzalone continue to swirl amid a recent article by InsideCollegeHockey.com.

The buzz originally surrounding Anzalone was that the Lakers head man would either step down or be fired after posting a dismal 32-97-20 record in his second stint in the Sault.

The school has yet to comment on the speculation, but former LSSU player and current assistant Jim Roque has already been tabbed as a possible replacement and former Soo Indians (NAHL) head coach Joe Shawhan would then assume Roque's assistant coach position.

Anzalone was extremely successful his first time at the Lakers helm from 1983-1990, piloting the squad to a 191-108-22 overall record, one CCHA regular-season title, four NCAA Tournament appearances and a National Championship in 1988.

But since his return in 2001, the team has finished no better than 9th place in the CCHA and the roster has been constantly plagued with defections.

Last season, the Lakers finished with an overall record of 9-22-7 for their third straight campaign with less than ten wins.

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