Bobby Penrod. GVL/Kevin Sielaff

New-look Lakers skate into 2014-15 campaign

As the winds of change signal a new season, the men’s club hockey team at Grand Valley State University has undergone some changes of its own. Many familiar names comprise the roster, but there are a slew of new faces ready to leave their mark on the ice this season.

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18: Tyler Stoller

GVSU snaps streak of title game appearances

The Grand Valley State University men’s club hockey team has been a titan at the ACHA Division II National Championships with appearances in the title game in each of the past three seasons. Hopes and expectations were high once again this year for the Lakers, but it’s March, and the madness isn’t confined to college basketball.

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9: Brad Wilhelm

Lakers eye fourth straight title appearance

Peaking at the right time can lead a team to unmatched postseason success. Peaking too early can often lead to the early demise of a talented team. But what happens when a team peaks at the end of the season, then takes a break from competition for more than a month? That’s what the Grand Valley State University men’s club hockey team will have to figure out.

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Smartt leads electrifying first line for GVSU

In the 1980 Olympics, Team USA captain Mike Eruzione scored the winning goal in the legendary “Miracle on Ice” game, a 4-3 upset over the heavily favored Soviet Union team. The win was a catalyst for one of the most renowned events in hockey history, as the U.S. team went on to win an unprecedented gold medal.

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Wilhelm bros net 4 as GV protects home ice

No ivy grows along the boards at Georgetown Ice Arena. Celebrities don’t sing the national anthem, either. Nevertheless, the Grand Valley State University men’s club ice hockey team has been finding consistent success within the friendly confines of its home rink. GVSU took the ice in front of another home crowd on Friday night as in-state foe Central Michigan University came for a visit, and the home team came out with gusto.