Bear Lax Trax Fax from master researcher- John Nichols


Bears vs. Bears Games

Duke (Josh Offit) got revenge on Penn (Will Laco) for last season’s loss as the Blue Devils beat the Quakers 12-8. Josh Offit scored one goal while placing 2 shots on goal and further added to the team effort by scooping up 3 ground balls.

In Friday evenings other Bear vs. Bear tilt, Maryland (Kellen Miller) posted a 16 to 12 over Georgetown (CT Fisher). Kellen saw his first action of the year while CT had 7 saves when facing 16 shots on goal.

UNC (Will Leighton-Armah) rallied late to squeak out a 9-8 win Navy (Matt Morrison)

Snow wiped out the Cornell (Joe Paoletta and Will Joyce) vs. Hobart (David Chakola). The game has yet to be rescheduled, so stay tuned for updates.

Other Action
Princeton (Mike Grossman, Jack Strabo, Brian Reilly, and Justin Murphy) opened their season with a 12-6 win over Hofstra.

Mike Grossman scored a goal and was credited with an assist for 2 point day. Jack Strabo contributed to the Tigers defensive effort with a ground ball. You may recall that Cullen Cassidy was on the Hofstra roster last year. Cullen has transferred to Marquette to participate in the building of the Golden Eagle’s new D-I program that will play its inaugural season in 2013.

Bucknell (Sam McDonough) lost another overtime heart breaker. Sam contributed to the Bison’s effort taking one short and gathering up one ground ball.

Denver (Harrison Archer) played a pair of games this weekend. The Pioneers beat new D-I participant Michigan 17-5. Harrison took one shot against Wolverines. On Sunday, Denver beat Robert Morris 21-8. Harrison had 1 goal and 3 assets, pointing on 3 of the Pioneers first 5 goals.

Ohio State (Luke Howard) couldn’t sustain the momentum from last week’s big win over Denver. The Buckeyes dropped a 9-3 decision to UMass.

Duke (Josh Offit) took on Jacksonville on Sunday. Josh dished out 2 assists and recorded three ground balls in the Blue Devil’s win.

Coach Ryan Curtis’ Vermont Catamounts dropped an 11-4 decision to Harvard.


Landon’s class of 2011 is making an impact already. Last week’s report mentioned Sewanee’s (Drew Hayhurst) opening season road win over Fontbonne. News from Sewanee and it turns out that Drew is starting on Defense for the Tigers. Drew recorded 2 ground balls and 1 caused turnover against Fontbonne. He followed that up with 5 ground balls and 1 caused turnover in Sewanee’s 9-8 loss to Wittenberg on Saturday.

Tommy Minkler is proving to be an impact player for the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops in their 17-5 season opening win. Tommy had 2 goals and 3 assists plus a ground ball in their season opener.

Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln and Austin Dodson) BEAT Messiah 9-8. Wes won 60% of his face offs (9 of 15) and recorded 5 ground balls.

Dickinson (Marek Laco) posted a 17-7 win over Lycoming on Wednesday. Marek was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover.

This Coming Week

In Bears vs. Bears action, Navy (Matt Morrison) takes on Bucknell (Sam McDonough) and Duke (Josh Offit) takes on Maryland (Kellen Miller) in early season key conference games.

Cornell (Joe Paoletta and Will Joyce) will now have their season opener on Tuesday in a home game against Binghamton.

Final Notes

Congratulations to the Landon Bears varsity hockey team—repeat IAC and MAPHL champions!


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