Hockey has record-breaking weekend -dlh

Alex Weck

T’was an eventful Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at ye olde Appleton Family Ice Center. Two Lawrence players broke all-time school records at what is certainly the highpoint of the season thus far.
Goaltender Andrew Isaac now holds the title for most career shutouts after blanking Marian on Friday. His admirable work in the 2-0 and 5-2 wins justifiably earned him MCHA Player of the Week honors. His astounding 77 saves on 79 shots contributed to his .925 save percentage ******– fifth best in the nation.
Forward Ryan Blick earned his own proverbial title belt as his game-winning goal on Friday and two assists on Saturday set him atop the LU career points column.
Most important to the status quo, however, were the outcomes of the two games. Trailing only MSOE in the standings, the Vikings now stand a full 8 points ahead of third place Finlandia.
Not only were the wins vital, the team’s play was quite promising. Movement through the neutral zone was noticeably improved and although Marian had high shot totals, quality chances were largely muted by the young defensive squad. On top of this, senior Andy Rozanski shined in the presence of Marian’s patented “zero man forecheck.”
The Vikes are back in action for two of their three remaining home games. Game times are 7:30 Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday against the MN-Crookston Golden Eagles.

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