Having played four of their first five games of the 2023-2024 American Collegiate Hockey Association season on the road, the Sault College Cougars have a pair of upcoming home matches on the slate.
The Sault College men will play host to the Lake Superior State University Lakers on Friday night at 8:00 and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at Northern Community Centre.
The Cougars have a record of 3-2-0 through their five games to date. They lost at home to Concordia Wisconsin and have won three of four road games. The Cougars split a pair of games at Michigan Tech and then won twice at Davenport University.
First year Sault College head coach Tanner Burton told Hockey News North that he likes the way the Cougar men are coming together as a team.
“First of all, our 3-2 record could be 5-0,” Burton began. “We have played pretty solid to start the season. We took a few bad penalties at crucial moments of each loss which cost us, but we fixed that going into Davenport and it paid off with two big road wins. I’m very happy at the way the team is coming together. We have a special group of young men that all are working towards the same goal.”
Thus far, Ethan Esposito leads the Cougars in scoring with five goals, two assists, seven points. Then it is captain Caleb Wood with three goals, three assists, six points, Russell Oldham with 1-5-6 totals, Jackson Jacques and Kieran Nordman both with 2-2-4 numbers and Michael Chaffay with 1-3-4 statistics.
All are forwards except Jacques, who is a first year defenseman.