On October 27th, the 7-0-2 Sault College Cougars hit the road to meet the (1-1) NCAA JV Finlandia Lions in men’s collegiate hockey action in Hancock, Michigan for a back to back series in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
In game one, forward Andrew Trowbridge led the Cougars with first hat trick of the 2017 – 2018 season in the Cougars 5 – 3 win over the Lions. Ryan Vendramin had one goal and one assist in Sault College’s eighth win of the season. Tyler Brown registered the Cougars fifth goal of the game on a Finlandia empty net. Jake Lewis, Jamie Kamzol, Lucas Duckstein each contributed on one Sault College goal while forward Mark Khull added two helpers in Cougars win in Hancock on Friday evening. Drew Gregory earned the win between the pipes for Sault College.
In a physical affair at the Houghton County Arena in a Saturday afternoon matinee, the Cougars fell to the Lions 4 – 3. Lucas Ducskstein, Ryan Vendramin and Tyler Brown sunk one goal each while Austin Rowe, Kevin Thrower, Nick Trecroce, Kelly Quevillon added a helper each in the Cougars first loss of the season. Jamie Kamzol added two more helpers to the defenseman weekend’s total. Veteran goaltender Carter Bissonette saw action for Sault College in the afternoon matinee.
Cougar coach Mike Hall told Saultsports.com that “it was a good weekend against Finlandia University a good hockey team. To be 8-1-0-2 after 11 games is quite an accomplishment for our players since all our games have been played on the road. Against Schoolcraft this weekend we will need to be a little better in neutral ice to generate more speed through the middle of the ice. The men are excited to finally play in front of their home crowd this Friday.”
In women’s action on Friday afternoon in Hancock, Michigan, the Cougar women fell to the Lions in a 10 – 2 loss. Next up for the Cougar women will be in Thunder Bay on November 3rd to November 5th at the Caribou Coach Classic.
The Cougars will host the Schoolcraft College Ocelots in a back to back home series on November 3rd and 4th at the Rankin Arena with 8:00 p.m and 12:00 p.m puck drops.