Four members of the Lake Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association are scholar-athlete award recipients for the 2016-2017 season.
The WCHA’s scholar-athlete award recognizes those who have completed at least one year of residency at their school prior to the current academic year and who have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.
The four Lakers recognized for their academic success are junior goaltender Gordon Defiel, junior defensemen Aidan Wright and Ryan Renz and sophomore goalie Nick Kossoff.
Wright, who hails from Wawa, Ontario, moved to Sault Ste. Marie as a young teenager and played much of his minor hockey in the Canadian Soo.