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Saturday, October 11, 2008

TEAM PREVIEW: Western Michigan

Head coach
: Jim Culhane (10th season)
Home arena: Lawson Ice Arena (3,667)
Last season: 8-27-3 overall, 4-22-2 CCHA (12th), lost to Ferris State in first round of CCHA Tournament
Back for more: Goaltenders Riley Gill, Jerry Kuhn and Matthew Federico, forwards Sean Weaver, Max Campbell, Patrick Galivan (assistant captain), Adam Flink, Ryan Watson, Dave Krisky, Travis Paeth, Cam Watson, Patrick Nagorsen and Chris Clackson and defensemen Chris Frank (captain), Mike Levendusky, Jordan Collins, Kevin O'Connor, Steve Silver and Tyler Ludwig (assistant captain)
So long, farewell: Assistant coach Chris Brooks, forwards Jeff LoVecchio (signed with Pittsburgh after junior year), Brian Bicek, Mike Lesperance and Jeff Pierce and defensemen Julian Zamparo (transferred to Ryerson, a Canadian school), Nathan Ansell and Jonathan Lupa
Welcome to campus: Assistant coach Scott Robson, forwards Jared Katz (transfer from Wayne State), J.J. Crew, Lucas Isley, Kyle O'Kane, Derek Roehl, Ian Slater and Greg Squires and defensemen Kevin Connauton and Peter Kavaya
NHL draft picks: 3 (Campbell, Frank, R. Watson)
Notable Quotable: "We played a number of tough road games last year. Goal scoring for us, at times last year, was difficult. We were last in the conference, unfortunately, in putting the puck in the net. We feel with the new guys we have coming we are confident that will be something we have corrected. So look for us to score, hopefully, more goals here in the upcoming season." – Head coach Jim Culhane

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