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Lakers Ranked No. 20 in USCHO Poll

The Lakers celebrating a goal against Bemidji State


SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State hockey is ranked No. 20 in the most recent edition of the Men's Top 20 Poll, as announced on Monday.

Lake Superior State (16-8-2) received 99 voting points to garner the No. 20 spot in the poll. The Lakers went 1-1-0 against Bemidji State over the weekend — winning 5-2 on Friday night before dropping Saturday's game 5-3 at Taffy Abel Arena. The Lakers were previously ranked No. 18.

Junior center Brendan McKay, the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week, tallied one goal and two assists for a team-high three points in the series with Bemidji State. He tallied one goal (shorthanded) and one assist in Friday's victory.

Lake Superior State continues WCHA play with a two-game series at Ferris State this weekend. The radio broadcast will be on 99.5 Yes FM and the series will be streamed on FloHockey.TV.

The Lakers are back at Taffy Abel Arena on Feb. 15-16 when they will be facing WCHA foe Michigan Tech. The 11th annual Check.Slash.Survive game will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Lakers face off against the Huskies at 7 p.m. Check.Slash.Survive, the revamped "Pink in the Rink" fundraiser, focuses on raising funds for local organizations that help battle all types of cancer. For this year's Check.Slash.Survive game, the Check.Slash.Survive committee voted to place an emphasis on drawing awareness to childhood cancer. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Norris Center Ticket Office or online. For additional ticket information, call (906) 635-2602.

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