Every week, Voice of the Lumberjacks Matt Gajtka provides an update on the exploits of former Jacks now playing in the NCAA.
Jaycob Megna, University of Nebraska-Omaha – The Bemidji State Beavers rallied to tie the Mavericks (6-5-1, 5-2-1 WCHA) in the final minute Friday, but Megnablasted home his first collegiate goal to lead UNO to a 5-1 win Saturday over Bemidji. Jaycob’s brother Jayson, a Mavs forward, assisted on the tally to add to the moment. UNO skates at Denver this weekend.
Brendan Woods, University of Wisconsin – Woods, featured in this Badger Herald profile, helped the Badgers (5-6-1, 4-5-1 WCHA) earn a tough home split with No. 1 Minnesota. With a goal and three helpers, Woods will continue to get playing time for Wisconsin, which will seek its first road wins of the season this weekend against No. 5 Colorado College.
Isaac Kohls, Niagara University – Kohls assisted on the Purple Eagles’ only goal in a 1-1 tie with Canisius Tuesday; the freshman forward now has four points (two goals, two assists) on the season.
Matt Berry, Michigan State University – Although he didn’t register any points in a two-game sweep of Western Michigan this weekend, Berry has one goal and four total points in eight games for Michigan State (6-4-0, 3-3-0 CCHA). Winners of four straight, the Spartans head over the Mackinac Bridge for a pair of contests vs. Northern Michigan this weekend.
Ryan Misiak, Mercyhurst University – Misiak and the Lakers (5-5-0, 4-1-0 Atlantic Hockey) split a pair of home conference games this weekend. Last year’s Lumberjacks’ leading scorer, Misiak has a goal and three assists and has skated in all 10 Mercyhurst games. The Lakers finish a six-game homestand this weekend with two against Bentley University.
Casey Thrush, University of New Hampshire – One week after a big win over border rival Maine, the Wildcats (4-4-2, 3-3-1 Hockey East) tied their neighbors to the west Vermont 4-4 in recent action. With four assists in eight games, Thrush has contributed nicely to the UNH cause; the ‘Cats stay in conference with UMass-Lowell and Boston University up next.
Alexx Privitera, Boston University – After BU fell in overtime to No. 2 Merrimack Friday with Privitera on the scratch list, the Terriers (4-4-1, 3-3-1 Hockey East) posted an impressive 5-0 shutout of No. 3 Boston College Sunday with the New Jersey native back on the blueline. Hockey East foes New Hampshire and Vermont come calling Friday and Saturday.
Charlie Taft, Colorado College – Taft, who has skated in two games and recorded an assist, sat out last Saturday as the Tigers (5-3-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) dropped a 5-4 decision to No. 11 Denver. Colorado College fell to No. 5 in the polls, but can bounce back in a twinbill against Wisconsin Nov. 18-19.
John Parker, University of Maine – The Black Bears (3-6-1, 3-5-0 Hockey East) increased their losing streak to four as UMass-Lowell swept them at home. Parker, last year’s Jacks captain, skated in Friday’s game. Maine travels to nearby UMass for a single tilt this Friday.
Chris Lochner, Niagara University – A 25-point scorer for last winter’s Jacks, Lochner got back in the Niagara lineup against Canisius after missing the previous weekend’s action. The Purple Eagles (2-4-3, 1-2-2 Atlantic Hockey) travel to Cornell next Tuesday.
Mike Conderman, University of Massachusetts-Lowell – The River Hawks kept rolling with a twinbill sweep at Maine last weekend. Conderman is injured and has yet to dress for a regular-season game.
Micki Mihailovich, University of Massachusetts-Lowell – Mihailovich has joined his old Lumberjack teammate on the DL. The River Hawks (5-3-1, 3-2-0 Hockey East) try to extend their three-game win streak against New Hampshire and UMass this week.