HOHOLIK/HUSBAND VICTORY BELL: The bell which
hangs outside the gym entrance to the Norris Center. After each
Laker win, the team doffs its skates, pulls on ski caps, and
charges down the halls of the building to sound the victory bell.
The custom was started soon after the bell was hung in early
1980's. Prior to the 1992-92 season, the bell, which sustained
extensive damage from the 1992 NCAA Championship celebration, was
replaced with one from a West Troy, New York church.
I-500: Annual snowmobile race held at a
one-mile oval behind the Norris Center the first Saturday of
SHIP'S HORN: The nemesis of all opposing
goaltenders at the Taffy Abel Arena. The authentic ship's horn is
mounted high on the wall behind the goal the visitors defend for
two periods. It blasts for each Laker goal and following all home
games. The horn operates on compressed air.
SNOWMAN: What traditionally burns every March
at LSSU. The Snowman Burning, first implemented by legendary LSSU
Public Relations Director W.T. Rabe, is derived from a German
tradition in which the mayor of the town burns a snowman every
March to declare an end to winter. LSSU did not hold its annual
Snowman Burning in 1992, and the following summer was one of the
coldest in recent memory. In 1993, the Snowman Burning resumed,
leading to one of the warmest summers in recent memory. Go figure!