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Monday, February 13, 2006

ACHA Weekend Round-Up, Feb. 13


By Chris Moore
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan - The Grand Valley State hockey team traveled to Mt. Pleasant to take on Central Michigan University on Saturday. CMU is ranked No. 8 in the Central Region and fell to GVSU 6-2 earlier in the year.
The Lakers started the game off slow on Saturday, falling down 2-0 on two quick goals. GVSU fought back however, with Travis Bravata tipping in a pass from Matt Burns to make it 2-1. Andrew Dykstra then fired a slapshot past the netminder to tie the game. The "Flying C's" would add another goal off a GVSU turnover to take the lead 3-2 after one.

The Lakers would fight back in the second as Mike Kadzban (pictured) broke up the middle and scored five-hole to tie the game. Neither team was able to get much going for the rest of the period.
Tied 3-3 early in the third, Adam Zobl received a pass from Tim Hillebrand and fired it into the net for a 4-3 lead. CMU was unable to beat the Laker goaltender during multiple power plays against GVSU in the last ten minutes as GVSU held onto the 4-3 lead.
Goalie Chris Moore won his 13th game making 34 saves out of 37 shots.

Next Week
- The Lakers finished the year with a No. 5 ranking the the Central Region earning them a spot in the regional playoffs in Chicago next weekend. GVSU faces off in the tournament against No. 8 CMU on Friday at 1:00 p.m. CST. The top two teams in the tournament head to the national championship in Rochester, New York.
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Grizzlies split at Leamington tourney

By Matt Mackinder

Oakland traveled to Leamington, Ontario, last weekend to take on some of the strongest competition in the ACHA in a two-day tournament and came away with a win and a loss.

On Saturday, OU was paired up against No. 1 Davenport University and it was the Panthers that would take it to the Grizzlies from the drop of the puck in a 7-2 beating.

"We were not ready to go,” OU head coach Sean Hogan said. “Everyone gets up to play us and we have to be ready every night. Tonight we were flat and uninspired.”

Will McMahon and Brent Cooper scored and Chris Joswiak and Andrew Hansen combined for 30 saves in net.

Sunday proved to be a different story for OU as the Grizzlies fired on all cylinders in beating Michigan State, 8-3.

McMahon and Cooper each had two goals and two assists. Dan Oleksy tallied a pair with Jeff Einheuser and J.P. Ferrari adding singles.

Hansen made 29 saves in the win.

OU will travel to the GMHL playoffs at Davenport the weekend of Feb. 24-25. OU opens up with Michigan at 4:00 p.m. Friday at Georgetown Ice Arena, the home of Grand Valley State.

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