Another Western Collegiate Hockey Association season has ended in disappointment for the Lake Superior State Lakers.
The Lakers were swept by the Michigan Tech Huskies in convincing fashion in the opening round of the playoffs on the weekend, losing by 6-4 and 8-0 scores.
This marks the third straight season that the Lakers have finished with a sub-par record under third-year head coach Damon Whitten.
Whitten was brought in to replace the fired Jim Roque three years ago but the Lakers have shown little improvement in the standings or in the win-loss column.
Under Whitten, the Lakers have finished ninth, seventh and seventh in the 10-team WCHA. The Lakers overall records in the three seasons with Whitten at the helm are all below the .500 mark — 8-28-2, 14-22-5 and 11-18-7.
Thus, the Lakers three-year record under Whitten stands at 33-68-14.
This season, the Lakers started out with five straight wins only to finish with just six more victories the rest of the way.
And not only have the Lakers been unable to win a single playoff series under Whitten, they have a 1-6 record.