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Zapolski leads men's hockey to conference lead

December 15, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team tacked on three points via a win and a tie to move to a conference record of 9-5-2, good enough to tie for first place with the Air Force Academy Falcons. Mercyhurst and Air Force eac...

Women's hockey rolls against St. Lawrence

December 15, 2009

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Mercyhurst College women’s hockey continued their winning streak this past weekend at St. Lawrence to reach 15-1-1 for the season. Junior Jesse Scanzano led the Lakers to victory with her fourth career hat trick. "Going into Saturday's ...

Winter Classic losing luster?

December 15, 2009

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Since that magical date, Jan. 1, 2008, there has been a yearly NHL Winter Classic, held outdoors in a stadium not meant for hockey, with the tremendous fanfare that the NHL has been clamoring for since Gary Bettman became commissioner. No...

Women's basketball evens out record

December 15, 2009

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Winning their past two games, the Mercyhurst College women’s basketball team has evened its record at 3-3. This past Wednesday, the women conquered Wheeling Jesuit University in a 70-66 win at home. The Lakers controlled the s...

The great goalie debate

December 15, 2009

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Martin Brodeur tied Terry Sawchuck’s “unbreakable” shutout record last week with his 103rd zero on the board. When Brodeur breaks the record sometime this season (it’ll happen, or I’ll jinx it and Marty will never ge...

Women's basketball off to rocky start

December 8, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College women’s basketball team has had a bit of a rough start to their 2009-10 season. The women’s current overall record is 2-3. The team fell early to West Virginia Wesleyan 66-56, Ashland University 75-63, an...

Lakers hammer Huskies

December 8, 2009

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Senior Cody Collins advances the puck as the Lakers press the offensive attack. The Mercyhurst College Lakers men's hockey team extended its winning streak to six games with two wins over the University of Connecticut this past weekend. With these two victories, the Lakers move to ...

Lakers leading the pack

December 7, 2009

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Tyler Stauffer photo: Freshman Stephanie DeSutter clears the puck from the Lakers defensive zone.This weekend was great for the Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team, despite the unexpected water main break that postponed Sunday afternoon’s game. A pair of carrer milestone...

Men's basketball eyes succes

December 7, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College Lakers may not typically perform like their namesake in Los Angeles, but this season the men would like to try. The men’s basketball team hasn’t started any conference play yet, but has performed well thus...

Swanson names mock NHL All-Star team

December 7, 2009

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OK, I know it’s an Olympic year and there is no All-Star Game, nor is there an All-Star Team. But, for the sake of giving myself something about which to write a column, I present you with the 2010 NHL All Star Team. PP(P)= Po...

The NHL draft in LA? No way!

December 7, 2009

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The 2010 NHL Draft will be in Los Angeles. While many might say that would be a boon for hockey in California, and it might be, there is a major drawback: What the NHL didn’t do. The city of Toronto, the central hub of hockey...

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