Lakers sail to 2 more wins
By Chris Moore
Allendale, MICH--- Minnesota State traveled to Grand Valley this weekend for the first ever meeting of the teams.
On Friday, The Lakers started the night off slow by spotting Mankato a 3-0 lead. GVSU finally found their scoring and broke through in a big way in the third, scoring six unanswered goals to take the game 6-3. Phil Murray recorded a hat trick, with fellow linemate Jeff Tejchma adding another. Mike Johnson and Robb Higgins rounded out the scoring for GVSU. Chris Moore filled in after the goalie swap in the first period and picked up his 7th win in net with 14 saves out of 15 shots.
GVSU was intent on not making the same mistakes on Saturday and quickly took the lead 1-0 on a goal by Mike Johnson. Mankato stormed right back though, tying the game until Matt Burns gave GVSU the lead. GVSU continued the domination throughout the second adding six goals and wouldn't look back, winning 9-1. Nate Beverwyk (pictured) added two goals and three assists, while Phil Murray, Tim Hillebrand, Jeff Stempin, Mike Marquardt and Jeff Tejchma each scored one. Chris Moore started in net, making 16 saves on 17 shots in the first two periods and freshman Kevin Chapman saw his first action in the Lakers uniform, making 3 saves in the final period.
GVSU faces off against league rival Robert Morris Maroon next weekend at home.
Grizzlies sweep past Eagles
Rochester, MICH--- Oakland University swept in state ACHA DI rival Eastern Michigan University 10-4 on Friday night and 4-3 on Saturday.
Friday’s contest was all OU as the Grizzlies would score 4 second period goals en route to putting 10 on the board for the first time against an ACHA DI opponent. OU was lead by Will McMahon (2g 2a) and Brent Cooper (1g 4a). OU goaltender Chris Joswiak turned aside 20 EMU shots.
Saturday’s game was much tougher as Oakland would need two, power-play goals to beat Eastern 4-3. OU was again led by Will McMahon (2g 0a) and Brandon Lipari (2g 0a). Andrew Hansen started in net for the second time this season stopping 20 EMU scoring chances.
“These two wins are big for us heading into next week's showdown with (Michigan) State. The Spartans are the team that spoiled our chance to be two time ACHA champs”, commented OU Head Coach Sean Hogan.
OU will play a home-and-home series next weekend with arch rival Michigan State University. Friday’s game at the Onyx in Rochester will mark the first time Oakland has played MSU since the Spartans beat the Grizzlies in overtime to capture the ACHA D-II National Championship.
Around the ACHA…
#13 Delaware 6, #7 MICHIGAN-DEARBORN 4
#7 MICHIGAN-DEARBORN 5, #13 Delaware 4 (OT)
ST. CLAIR (ONT) 10, Western Michigan 2
St. Clair (ONT) 10, WESTERN MICHIGAN 1
Central Michigan 3, Dayton 2
Central Michigan 6, Dayton 2
Davenport 7, Michigan State 4
Indiana 6, Ferris State 2
Indiana 3, Ferris 2
Ohio State 4, Michigan 4
Ohio State 4, Michigan 4
Calvin 19, Kalamazoo 1
Calvin 6, Oakland 3
Hope 13, Albion 3
Hope 13, Kalamazoo 1
Northwood 9, Muskegon CC 1
Lansing CC 7, Muskegon CC 5
Lansing CC 3, Lawrence Tech 1
Alpena CC 7, Albion 2
Northern Michigan 4, Ohio State 4
Northern Michigan 3, Ohio State 2