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The Lions host Fullerton tonight in a crucial WCHC game. The game starts at 8:15 PM. You can stream the game live HERE.
The Lions had a four goal lead twice on Saturday afternoon, but couldn't keep NAU from surging back into the game, eventually ending with a 7-7 tie after Overtime. The Lions stormed out of the gates, leading 4-1 after the first. But late in the 2nd, a costly penalty set the wheels in motion for a NAU comeback, scoring 3 goals in the final 3 minutes to make it 6-5 after 2. In the third, the Lions would score first to make it 7-5, but NAU would again score 2 late goals to tie it. In Overtime, the Lions had nearly all of the chances, including 2 breakaways, but couldn't convert. The game ended in a 7-7 tie. The Lions are back after Thanksgiving break to play two final games this semester. On 12/1 the Lions host CSUF and on 12/4 the Lions play in the Kings Cup Semi-Finals vs. UCLA in Burbank.
The Lions have swept the two game series against Chapman, with a 9-6 road victory in a late night Thursday game. The Lions led 4-2 after 1, 8-4 after 2 and won 9-6. The Lions were led in scoring by Matt Boente and Kory Medeiros, and defensemen Will Fraipoint notched his 2nd career goal on a point shot. Will Sitzman got the victory in net, coming up with big timely saves. The Lions next host NAU on Saturday.
The Lions had the lead heading into the third period, but couldn't hold on against SJSU. The Lions, who were controlling the game midway through the third, took a major penalty, and SJSU scored one on it to get the wheels rolling. SJSU would score 6 goals in the third, two on the empty net, and took the game 8-5. The Lions were led by goals from Medeiros, Cintas and Boente.
The Lions are featured in this months New England and New York Hockey Journals. Check out the article HERE.
The Lions got into a bit of trouble early in the second, trailing Cal Lutheran 4-1 in the first round of the annual Kings Cup tournament. The Kings Cup, hosted by the LA Kings, sets to find out the best team in Los Angeles. First round and the championship round games are played at Staples Center. The Lions found their stride midway through the second, even having to kill two penalties, scored 4 goals to end the 2nd with a 5-5 tie. In the third, the Lions stayed hot, with 3 goals in the first few minutes, and LMU won the game 9-6. Medeiros (6), Boente (5) and Cintas (3) led the Lions in scoring on the night, with Medeiros equaling his top goal effort of the season, with 4. Matt Dolegowski scored his second of the year to cut the lead in half in the second, and sophomore transfer Parker Thomas scored a beautiful short side bar down goal, his first of the season, late in the third. The Lions will enjoy the Halloween weekend, and then head to San Jose the following weekend for a two game set.
12/1 vs. CSUF
12/4 vs. UCLA (Kings Cup Semi)
LMU 9 - Chapman 6
LMU 5 - SJSU 8
LMU 9 - Cal Lutheran 6
LMU 5 - LBSU 0