By Matt Mackinder
Oakland University garnered two much-needed wins to stay near the top of the ACHA Central Region Rankings this weekend as the Grizzlies defeated Miami-Ohio and Ohio State.
"We really needed to have a good weekend if we wanted to stay in the top two," stated OU head coach Sean Hogan. "I think we will be there, but it will be up to the ranking members."
Friday night versus Miami, Oakland took a 7-3 win. Will McMahon netted a hat trick while Brent Cooper, Adam Chornoby, Jordan Ingram and Nick Ranck (first goal as a Grizzly) added solos. Andy Hansen made 28 saves in net.
Miami rebounded with a 5-4 win Saturday. Chris Joswiak made 22 saves in the loss and defenseman Dale Swims netted his first goal of the year.
OU played its third game in three nights Sunday and beat the Buckeyes, 8-3. The Grizzlies received a hat trick from Cooper, two goals from captain Brandon Lipari and single goals from Ranck, McMahon and Ingram. Hansen stopped 34 shots.
Oakland will finish up its home schedule with Grand Valley State Friday night at 8:30 p.m. at the ONYX. It’ll be Senior Night as Dan Oleksy, BJ Belliotti, Anthony Magdowski and Ronnie Teasdale will play their last home game for the Grizzlies.
3 games, 3 wins for Lakers
By Chris Moore
Grand Rapids, Michigan - Grand Valley stayed at home this weekend for three games, two against the University of Dayton and one on Sunday against the University of Michigan.
Friday started out well for the Lakers, with GVSU netting three goals to take a 3-1 lead into the intermission.
GVSU came out strong in Saturday's game against the Flyers and made sure that
After two games already on the weekend, GVSU came out a little slow on the Sunday matinee game against the Michigan Wolverines. A bad turnover made the game 1-0 for U of M's favor early and just a minute later, Michigan put in a point shot, with GVSU's net clearly displaced for quite a time after a scrum in front. The ref allowed the goal, which brought about quite an uproar from GVSU's players and crowd.
With the Lakers still upset from the clearly missed call, the Wolverines added two more goals to take an early 4-1 lead. Only from the hard work of Tejchma did the Lakers pull with to head to the locker room down 4-2 scoring both goals in the period.
The second was an evenly played period, with found
The Lakers continued to dominate the third, with Rick Lehman and Andrew Beller each adding a goal to seal the win GVSU. Chris Moore picked up his 10th win facing 29 shots in the 8-5 win.
GVSU travels to current #1
Grizzlies at for the only game of the weekend.
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