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Collin Finkhouse waits for the puck to drop on Friday Oct. 7, 2016 against Rochester College.

GVSU D2 hockey focusing on resolutions for second half of season

As 2016’s chapter—finally—comes to a close, 2017 opens the new year for students to set high hopes and create resolutions for self-improvement. The same goes for Grand Valley State’s Division II men’s hockey team as they reflect on the first semester’s successes, but look to resolve major issues in their offense moving forward in the new year.

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GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Chuck Reed (8) races to the puck. GVSU Men’s D3 Hockey plays Michigan State University Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

GVSU DIII hockey beats, ties Michigan State in two-game series

The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division III) defeated and tied the Michigan State Spartans over the weekend, traveling between East Lansing and the Georgetown Ice Center for the doubleheader. Friday, Dec. 9 saw the Lakers upset the higher-ranked Spartans on the road at Suburban Ice Arena 4-1. Sophomore Mitch Lawton and freshman Brody Vanderline each scored and assisted on a goal in the victory. The Lakers returned home the following day Saturday, Dec. 10 for the second game.

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GVSU DI roller hockey sweeps MCRHL tournament

The Grand Valley State club roller hockey team (Division I) recently traveled to Homer Glen, Illinois Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 to compete in the MCRHL Tournament, where the team went undefeated. “It took us a little time to adjust,” GVSU defenseman Kenny Washburn said. “By the end of the tournament, we really came together.”

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Jared Maddock (31) pays close attention to the play. GVSU Men’s D2 Hockey defeated Ferris State University with a score of 8-1 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2016.

GVSU DII hockey outscores DePaul 13-2 in two-game series

After coming off a rough weekend series where the Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division II) only scored two goals against Miami of Ohio, the Lakers had to make apparent changes to its offense. “We had a pretty tough week of practice with the improvement of offense in mind, but this team wasn’t satisfied after playing Miami,” said GVSU coach Mike Forbes.

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