Eagles home to Warriors for two

March 7, 2014

Two points out of the fourth-and-final playoff spot in the North Division of the North American Hockey League, Soo Eagles will play host to second-place Michigan Warriors tonight and Saturday at Pullar Stadium.

Game times are 7:30 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

With 9 games to play in the regular season, the Eagles have 49 points from a record of 21-23-7.

With 11 games to play in the regular season, the Warriors have 60 points from a record of 26-15-8.

EAGLES TO WATCH: Two forwards acquired by the Soo from other NAHL teams since the start of this season are among their top scorers.

Scott Cuthrell has 8 goals, 12 assists, 20 points in 23 games with the Eagles. And Nick Belger has 11 goals, 5 assists, 16 points in 25 games with the Eagles.

The Eagles also feature rookie defenceman Michael Caruso, formerly of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Caruso has 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points in 37 games with the Eagles.

WARRIORS TO WATCH: Forwards Zack Szajner, Colin Larkin and Tyler Groat and defenceman Josh Shellman are part of a veteran-laden cast.

Szajner leads the Warriors with 35 points, Larkin tops the team with 21 goals and Groat has 14 goals, 8 assists, 22 points in 24 games since being acquired via trade.

Shellman has 7 goals, 18 assists, 25 points from his blueline position.

PHOTO: Soo Eagles defenceman Michael Caruso. (Photo by Chelsea Zalewski.)

What you think about “Eagles home to Warriors for two”

  1. i’ve watched that Caruso kid since peewee Randy.
    great hockey player; should get a D1 scholly from LSSU.
    It would make perfect business sense to sign Soo kids.
    Get relatives into the seats.

    1. Luc,

      I hear you, man.

      I have written a few stories — both on this site and within Sault This Week — suggesting the Lakers commit to Michael Caruso.

      There have even been NHL scouts ask about Caruso, according to Eagles coach Bruno Bragagnolo.

      I do believe the Laker coaches have recently talked to Caruso.

      Caruso playing at Lake Superior State would be a great fit, to be sure.



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