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The Lions were riding high coming off their home opening victory over USC last week, but couldn't put together a complete game this weekend and lost both games of the homestand. On Friday night, the Lions took on CSUN in the first WCHC action of the year. The Lions had a slow first period, but stormed back in the 2nd and had a 2 goal lead in the third, but a flurry of goals by CSUN ending up dropping the Lions by a 5-4 score. The next night, the Lions were looking for some revenge on their lopsided lose at SDSU two weeks earlier, and controlled the game for the first two periods. The Lions once again had a two goal lead heading into the third, but a flurry of goals around the 10 minute mark had SDSU suddenly up, and leaving the Lions with the loss, 6-5. The Lions will have to regroup as they have another WCHC Conference game this coming weekend. The team will play on the road at CSUF.
The Lions once again battled the USC Trojans in their home opener of the season, and once again won in dramatic last second fashion. Last year, the Lions gave up a 2 goal lead in the third, only to score in the final 3 seconds to win, and much the same this year. LMU Rookie CJ Geeza broke out this game with a Hattrick, and led 4-2 after 2. In the third, USC came out strong and scored two early goals to tie it 4-4. The Lions got a strong forecheck late in the third, and Trevor Tracy stole the puck in the final 30 seconds, deked the goalie, and put it top shelf to win the game 5-4 in front of a large LMU contingency. The other LMU goal went to team captain Kyle Martins. Jake Blazier got the victory in net, and the Lions were able to salute their fans with an exciting victory.
The team has been skating for three weeks, and will have their first game this coming Friday, as the Lions will travel south to take on SDSU. The Lions won both games last year against SDSU. With a large graduating class last season, it is a new look team for LMU, with 9 new players on the team. The following week, the Lions will host their home opener against USC.
The LMU Ice Hockey App has recently been updated. It has all the current info for the 2015-16 season, as well as a new Merch store where you can buy Home Game tickets! Check out all the new features by going to your phone's app store, and searching "LMU Ice Hockey"
For any interested players who are attending LMU next year, please fill out our ONLINE RECRUIT FORM and we will contact you about joining the team. Go Lions!
With Graduation, comes the official turn towards the next hockey season. In that effort, the LMU Lions are proud to announce their 2015-16 hockey schedule. This season will see the Lions play, once again, in the West Coast Hockey conference. The WCHC will be losing NAU for this upcoming season, but will be adding ASU Maroon. LMU will also be the official host of the WCHC tournament this season, and will see the other WCHC playoff contenders come to town in February. The Lions will also play a few first games this year, as they will face Montana Tech and Denver for the first time in program history. LMU will be striving to make their third straight regionals trip, and stay as the best team in California. Stay tuned for more information, and an exciting upcoming hockey season.
The LMU Hockey team came away big winners at the LMU Club Sports banquet today, winning two of the big awards. Firstly, team advisor, Al Tipon, won Club Advisor of the year. This was his record 5th win of the award, and it is 100% deserved for all Al does behind the scenes. The team also won the big award of the night, Best Club Sport. The team was awarded this for always promptly following any issues off the ice, but mainly for its recent success on the ice, including making regionals for the 2nd straight year, and finishing as the top team in California this season. Congrats to the LMU Hockey team and it's members!
10/9 @ CSUF
LMU 5 - SDSU 6
LMU 4 - CSUN 5
LMU 5 - USC 4