Alumni Report: Kohls leads Niagara
October 17, 2011
Issac Kohls netted his first NCAA goal, plus Alexx Privatera was solid for No. 8 Boston U. See who did what in college hockey here!
Every week, Voice of the Lumberjacks Matt Gajtka provides an update on the exploits of former Jacks now playing in the NCAA.
Isaac Kohls, Niagara University – Kohls netted his first collegiate goal in the Purple Eagles’ 3-2 OT loss at Air Force Friday night. Niagara was shut out in its opening two games, so Kohls had the honor of breaking the ice, much to the relief of his teammates.
Chris Lochner, Niagara University – Although his Purple Eagles (0-2-1) blew a two-goal lead at Air Force, Lochner has skated in all three games (plus a preseason contest) so far. Niagara will host No. 12 Union in its home opener Saturday.
Jaycob Megna, University of Nebraska-Omaha – Much like Mercyhurst, the previously-ranked Mavericks were swept by the twin University of Alaska branches at the Brice Alaska Gold Rush tournament. Megna nearly scored in the second game, a 4-1 loss to UA-Fairbanks, but his shot snapped off the post in the first period. The Mavs (1-2-0) kick off WCHA conference play this weekend with a home twinbill against UA-Anchorage.
Ryan Misiak, Mercyhurst University – The Lakers stayed winless on the season at the Brice Alaska Gold Rush last weekend, dropping a pair of decisions to Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage. Misiak, the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer last season, was held off the scoresheet after recording his first collegiate point in his first game Oct. 7. Mercyhurst (0-4-0) has the weekend off after the long trip to Alaska.
Alexx Privitera, Boston University – The No. 8 Terriers treaded water last weekend, losing at Providence but rebounding with an impressive 4-3 home defeat of No. 3 Denver. Privatera provided three shots from the blue line in the loss and was plus-1 in the win. BU (2-1-0) tangles with Holy Cross Saturday.
John Parker, University of Maine – Playing in the same state as the Lumberjacks Friday, Parker and the Black Bears lost 3-1 at North Dakota to open a two-game series against the Fighting Sioux. Saturday’s tilt went better, with Maine rallying to tie late in the third of a 3-3 draw. Parker did not record a point, but he has now dressed in all four regular season games. The Black Bears (1-2-1) are idle this week.
Matt Berry, Michigan State University – Lake Superior State, now receiving votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll, swept the Spartans in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend by scores of 5-4 and 3-2. Berry suited up for both but did not score; MSU (1-3-0) opens up at home this weekend with a pair against CCHA rival Ohio State.
Charlie Taft, Colorado College – The Tigers swept Bemidji State by scores of 3-1 and 6-4, with Taft taking the ice in the latter of those wins. He had a shot, but did not find his way on the scoresheet; Colorado College (2-0-0) will return to action in two weeks.
Casey Thrush, University of New Hampshire – Thrush posted 10 goals and 18 assists for Muskegon last season, and his plus-8 rating was best among forwards. He was a scratch last weekend for the Wildcats, who lost to Northeastern and Boston College, scoring just one goal in two games. UNH (0-3-0) gets back at it Friday and Saturday at St. Cloud State.
Brendan Woods, University of Wisconsin – The Badgers suffered two helpings of heartbreak in Houghton, Mich., dropping a pair of overtime decisions to Michigan Tech. Woods dressed in Friday’s 2-1 sudden-death loss, but was held out Saturday. Wisconsin (1-3-0) entertains conference opponent North Dakota this weekend in a two-game set.
Mike Conderman, University of Massachusetts-Lowell – After dressing for his team’s lone preseason game Oct. 8, Conderman took in the River Hawks’ two-game road sweep over Minnesota State-Mankato to begin the regular season. UMass-Lowell outscored Mankato by a combined 8-3 count.
Micki Mihailovich, University of Massachusetts-Lowell – Last year’s Jacks assistant captain is still looking for his first NCAA game action. The River Hawks (2-0-0) battle Connecticut Tuesday night in a rare midweek matchup.
Matt Gajtka is the Broadcaster/Director of Communications for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org!