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Lake Superior State to play regular-season game in Canada


By @MichaelCaples –

On Feb. 15, 2020, Lake Superior State will play a WCHA regular-season game with Alabama Huntsville in Sault Ste. Marie…Ontario.

The LSSU hockey program officially announced today that they will be crossing the border for a game at the GFL Memorial Gardens – the first time the Lakers play in the Canadian version of the ‘The Soo’ city.

“Laker hockey is very excited to partner with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the GFL Memorial Gardens for this event,” LSSU coach Damon Whitten said in a release. “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.”

The GFL Memorial Gardens is the home of the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds.

“The Lakers are coming off their best season in 23 years, and the community is looking forward to this historic event,” said Dr. Rodney Hanley, Lake Superior State University President. “It’s a great way to bring the Twin Saults together for an exciting night of Division I hockey.”

Laker season ticket holders will be issued tickets to the game as part of their ticket package; Greyhounds season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase at a discounted rate beginning today.

“All of us at the Western Collegiate Hockey Association are excited to see Lake Superior State and Alabama Huntsville take our game north of the border,” said Bill Robertson, WCHA President and Men’s League Commissioner. “I want to congratulate David Paitson, Damon Whitten and the athletic department staff at Lake Superior State for their work to make this unique opportunity a reality. This is a great day for the WCHA and collegiate hockey.”