LSSU to play Alabama-Huntsville in Canadian Soo
Lake Superior State is scheduled to play its first ever game in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, this season.
The Lakers, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will face Western Collegiate Hockey Association rival Alabama-Huntsville across the St. Mary’s River at the GFL Memorial Gardens – the home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
The contest will be part of the LSSU-UAH series already scheduled for that weekend and will count in the WCHA standings. Game 1 of the series will be played on campus at LSSU’s Taffy Abel Arena on Friday, Feb. 14.
“Laker hockey is very excited to partner with the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and the GFL Memorial Gardens for this event,” said LSSU coach Damon Whitten in a statement. “It is great to be involved in an event that can connect the storied hockey history that these sister cities share.
“We hope to continue to build this relationship, and there’s no better way to do it than through the great game of hockey.”
Bowey helps himself
Madison Bowey, one of the young Red Wing defensemen competing for two open spots on the opening-night roster, scored the winning goal in overtime and had two assists in Detroit’s 3-2 preseason win over the New York Islanders at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday night.
Bowey, 24, was obtained from the Washington Capitals along with a second-round pick for defenseman Nick Jensen near the NHL trade deadline late last season.
“Sometimes when you come into the league and you were an offensive player in junior, you give up a lot by trying to create offense and then you don’t end up in the lineup,” coach Jeff Blashill said on www.mlive.com. “So, my message to him is make sure you earn trust. The way you earn trust is by making sure you don’t give up a whole bunch and then slowly start to add your offense back into your game that you had in junior. That’s what he’s working towards.”
Said Bowey: “Obviously, the main focus for me right now is just make sure I’m playing solid defensively, and I think my past two games have been just that. I think now it’s kind of given me an opportunity to jump in the play and maybe help a little more offensively.
“This is a game I can build off of and keep improving from here.”
The Red Wings will hold the first Detroit Red Wings Girls Jamboree on from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Belfor Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena.
The event is for girls 10 and under.
There is a $15 registration fee, which includes one-hour of cross-ice games, a Red Wings-themed jersey and giveaways. Participants must bring full equipment, and family and friends can attend for free.
To sign up, go to https://www.nhl.com/redwings/info/girls-hockey.