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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

LSSU to host Robert Morris University

The Lake Superior State University hockey team (4-3-3, 3-3-2 CCHA) will host Robert Morris University (4-5-1) over Thanksgiving weekend. This is the first ever meeting between the two teams; Robert Morris University’s Hockey team is in its second-year as a NCAA Division I program.

Lake Superior is coming off a sub par performance this past weekend against Ohio State who had held the Lakers scoreless in both games. The Robert Morris Colonials are coming off a split with Alabama-Huntsville.

LSSU is the second CCHA team that Robert Morris has played this season. RMU defeated Western Michigan 5-2 on Oct. 15 and beat the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 squad 6-5 on the following night.

Lake Superior swept Western Michigan earlier this season, but lost to the U.S. National Team 4-3 exhibition in exhibition play.

Robert Morris’ power play is ranked third in the country, with a .277 Power Play
Percentage. Robert Morris has been averaging 3.30 goals per game this season
while giving up 3.10 goals per game. RMU’s penalty kill is also ranked second
in the CHA with a .820 penalty kill percentage. Robert Morris has also
surrendered 3 short handed goals on the season, while tallying 1 themselves.

LSSU has gone 0-20 on the power play the past two weekends. The Lakers are currently seventh in the CCHA in penalty killing with a giving up 11 goals in 12 games with a kill rating of .831. LSSU’s power play is currently ranked 8th in the CCHA with a .161 power play percentage.

The Colonials are led in scoring by senior forward Kurt Wright (6-6-12) and junior forward Doug Conley (0-12-12) a transfer from Findlay. RMU is lead in goal by sophomore Christian Boucher, who has a .888 SV% and 3.23 GAA.

LSSU goaltender Jeff Jakaitis is currently ranked sixth in the CCHA with a 2.36 GAA, and eighth in the CCHA with a .908 SV%. LSSU is offensively lead by Jeff Rainville who has 3 goals and eight points, and Trent Campbell who has 4 goals and 7 points on the season.

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