Lakers add recruits
May 1, 2014
New talent is arriving.
Laker hockey has added some freshman talent for the 2014-2015 season and beyond.
Lake Superior State University Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have received signed national letters of intent from 1993 birth year forward Scott Patterson and 1993 birth year defenceman Ryan Renz.
Both will join the Lakers for the 2014-2015 season.
The Lakers have also received a commitment from 1994 birth year forward Hans Gorowsky for the 2015-2016 campaign.
They join a recruiting class that includes goaltender Kevin Aldridge and defenceman Jim Roll.
Patterson skated for the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2013-2014.
Renz also played in the BCHL in 2013-2014 — as a member of the Vernon Vipers.
Gorowsky, meanwhile, is expected to play another season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League.
Aldridge is also an NAHLer with Fairbanks, which is playing the Michigan Warriors this week in a best-of-three, semi-final series as part of the four-team Robertson Cup championship tournament.
Roll spent the 2013-2014 season with Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League.
And joining the Laker active roster for the 2014-2015 season is transfer goalie Peter Megariotis.
Megariotis attended LSSU during the 2013-2014 school year as a transfer from Ohio State University.
Megariotis backstopped the Port Huron Fighting Falcons to the NAHL North Division title back in 2011-2012.
What you think about “Lakers add recruits”
I think Roll’s season at Carleton Place ended early due to a knee injury, presumably requiring some type of surgery. Hopefully he will be fully recovered by the Fall
Having lost 9 players from this past season’s roster, the Lakers still have some more holes to fill.
For sure, minus the 8 graduated seniors plus departed junior defenceman Kevin Czuczman, the Lakers can still bring in a third goalie plus a few more skaters.
There are some good NAHL players from Soo Eagles and Michigan Warriors who would be assets to the Lakers, methinks.
I’m not sure how much scholarship money they have left for next season, but I look for them to add at least one more forward who can step in and play right away, plus at least one more guy on defense who can help right away. Beyond that, they may bring in a couple of more position players as recruited walk-ons or maybe with minimal scholarship money, especially on defense. The Lakers only return 2 of their top 6 defensemen. Depending upon how highly they regard Megariotis, any 3rd goalie they bring in could be either a recruited walk-on or maybe with a scholarship.
Good info, Cookie. I was thinking partials and walk-ons who can help and there are some good ones out there. Often, they are the ones who pan out very well over four years.
I know Pete Megariotis from his Port Huron, NAHL days. Big kid from California and good goalie, only thing is he has hardly played in two years. Sat at Ohio State and was student only at LSSU this past season.
Megariotis had pretty good Junior credentials, but couldn’t crack the #2 goalie spot at Ohio State 2 years ago and didn’t see any playing time there. Brady Hjelle was the #1 guy for the Buckeyes at the time and no one was likely to beat him out, but the fact that Megariotis didn’t even become the #2 guy there is a bit of a concern. He was probably looking for a new beginning and decided to transfer, although Ohio State wound up firing head coach Mark Osiecki at the same time. Current Lakers Ian Miller and Alex Globke also played for Port Huron when Megariotis was there; Globke then went to Carleton Place for a season.
Best of luck to former Soo Eagle Jonas Hoglund and his commitment to Minnesota.