On Friday, Feb. 2, the Lawrence University Men’s Hockey Team hosted its last home game of the season. They used this game against Marian as an opportunity to honor six senior members of the team. The members of this year’s class have all made great individual contributions to the program and will be greatly missed next year. The six seniors on the team are Jake Roper, Matt Montemurro, Lane King, Mikkel Joehnk, Austin Frank and Luke McDiarmid.
Roeper is a forward from Thiensville, Wis. and played with the Hawkesbury Hawks in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) before coming to Lawrence. This season, Roeper has played in 23 games for the Vikings accumulating four points total with one goal and three assists. He has 10 shots in games this season. In his career, Roeper has played in 60 games scoring two goals and nine assists in 60 total games.
Montemurro is a defenseman from Glenview, Ill. and played with the Soo Eagles in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) before joining the Vikings. This season, Montemurro has played in 23 games for Lawrence and has a total of seven points on one goal and six assists. He has taken 18 shots this season. In his career, he has scored seven goals and contributed 21 assists in 100 total games.
King is a forward from Waunakee, Wis. and played with rival Finlandia before coming Lawrence for the 2015-16 season. In this current season, King has racked up 33 points on 13 goals and 22 assists. He has also contributed 43 shots in the season. In his Lawrence career, King has scored 21 goals and added 46 assists in 73 total games.
Joehnk is a forward from Vienna, Austria and played with the Valley Junior Warriors in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) before joining the Vikings. This season, Joehnk has played in 23 games and has 11 points on six goals and five assists. He has taken 20 shots for Lawrence in games this season, as well. In his career, Joehnk has scored 11 goals and contributed eight assists in 77 total games.
Frank is a defenseman from DeForest, Wis. and played with the Minnesota Iron Rangers in the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) before coming to Lawrence. This season, Frank has played 23 games racking up 16 points on one goal and 15 assists. He has also taken 42 shots this season. In his career as a Viking, Frank has scored eight goals and accounted for 31 assists in 101 total games played.
Finally, McDiarmid is a forward from Alden, Mich. and played with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays in the NAHL before joining the Vikings. This season, McDiarmid has played in 19 games and has four points on three goals and one assist. He has also taken nine shots for Lawrence this season. In his career as a Viking, McDiarmid has scored five goals and contributed two assists in 57 games.
Collectively, this senior class has scored 54 goals and racked up 117 assists. They will leave behind some big shoes to fill for the next group of players.