Three Indians players made their 2015 NAHL Debut Friday night with the Soo Eagles as they took on the Michigan Warriors. Cole Lussier, Landon Hubbard, and Ashton Calder all were called up to play in the final weekend of the North American Hockey League season for the Soo Eagles in a series that may determine the playoff match ups. The Soo Indians want to congratulate all three players on their determination and effort to get to this level.
Tryout date set for 2015/16 season
The Soo Indians AAA tryouts will be Saturday June 27,2015 and Sunday June 28,2015 at Lake Superior State University. Registration will open at 12:00 noon on Saturday with a practice to follow from 1:00-2:30pm. Game 1 will be at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Game 2 will be at 9:00am Sunday morning. Tryout cost will be 125.00 dollars U.S. funds. More info and online registration to follow. Or for more information please contact Director of player personal Rick Corbiere at 906-322-2070
John Pesek was called up to play for the Soo Eagles of the NAHL this weekend against the Keystone Ice Miners. John scored 18 goals, 29 assists for 47 points in 59 games for Indians during the 2014-15 season.
The Soo Indians AAA Hockey Club will be announcing their tryout dates shortly, prospective players should go to the play for us section, fill out the player profile paperwork and mail back to the Soo Indians AAA 3800 South Ridge Road Sault Ste. Marie MI. 49783.
Players can also contact the following staff with questions:
Mike Kaunisto cell 906-440-0157 home 906-632-3845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Corbiere cell 906-322-2070 home 906-632-4092
Jerry Harwood cell 906-630-4827 email email@example.com
Pat Carricato email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the final game of the Round Robin portion of the State Championships the Indians faced off against Little Caesars in a do or die game both teams with the winner advancing to play Saturday morning in the semi finals. In a very physical first period neither team could break the ice. In early stages of the second period the Indians won the battle in front of the Caesars goalie with Ethan St.Germain putting the puck behind their netminder, assisted by Trevor Jestadt to take a 1-0 lead. Late in the period with 55 seconds remaining Caesars got one by CJ Boothe to tie the game. In the third both teams missed golden opportunities and it ended 1-1. Overtime saw the Indians have great opportunities to score but didn't convert and with 3:04 remaining in overtime Caesars was able to work the puck out from behind the net and punched it in behind the goaltender for the winning goal. CJ Boothe played outstanding stoping 42 shots in a losing effort.
The Indians end the season with record of 36 wins 19 losses and 5 ties in what was a very successful season.
The Indians couldn't get any offense going in their second game as Oakland opened the scoring with 1 goal in the first period, added three in the second and 1 more in the third to secure the 5-0 win. The Indians had several chances but could not find a way to get anything behind the Grizzlies goaltender, Brandon Gordon was in the net for the Indians.
The Indians season now comes down to a winner take all against Little Caesars tomorrow at 5pm night with the victor moving on to the semi finals Saturday morning.