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Indians top Michigan hockey academy 6-4

The Michigan Hockey Academy jumped out to an early lead 3:07 into the game however Andrew Barbeau tied the game on a power play 4 minutes later with an assist going to Frankie Pucci. The hockey academy scored again to take the lead again till Ethan St.Germain scored on a breakaway assisted by Landon Hubbard and Cade Nolan with first period ending tied. Hockey academy scored again to take the lead again but Pucci answered back at 8:58 mark on a power play from Barbeau and Cole Lussier. Lussier scored the Indians 4th goal for their first lead of the night assisted by Pucci and Tyler Baker. Michigan Hockey Academy scored their 4th goal at the 14:55 and the teams went to the dressing room tied 4-4. The third period was all Indians as Brenden Maclaren scored the game winning goal at the 3:34 mark of third period assisted by Ashton Calder and Hubbard. St.Germain scored his second goal of the game for the insurance marker at 12:27 to close out the game assisted by Trevor Temple and Brian Stack.

Jared Sauve took the win in net. The two teams face off tomorrow morning at the Pullar Stadium at 10am.


Indians complete the sweep with a 7-3 victory over the electricians

Ashton Calder started right where he left off the night before opening the scoring at the 1:48 mark assisted by Brenden MacLaren. Less than a minute into the second period Casey Gilling score from Frankie Pucci and Cole Lussier and at the 9:39 mark Calder scored his second of the game shorthanded from Landon Hubbard. Marquette answered back with :17 seconds remaining in the second period shorthanded and the teams went to the dressing with a score of 3-1. Kyle Yates opened the scoring in the third period on a power play from Calder and Hubbard, however the Electro's fought back to get the score to 4-3 before Trevor Jestadt scored assisted by Calder and TJ Zajac. Mike Miller lit the lamp 40 seconds later from Brian Stack and Trevor Temple, Temple finished out the scoring with a shorthanded goal at the :54 second mark. Brandon Gordon took the win in net.

The Indians returning home next weekend carrying a record of 23-19-0-2 to take on the Michigan Hockey Academy with Saturday nights game at 7 pm at the Taffy Abel arena and Sunday morning 10 am at the Pullar Stadium.


Indians came out quick and strong downing the electricians 10-0

It was only a matter of time until the newest member of Indians Ashton Calder scored his first goal and tonight he opened the scoring at the 15:16 mark unassisted and again at the 3:13 mark assisted by Landon Hubbard and Brenden MacLaren to end the period 2-0. Cole Lussier found the net at 12:07 mark from Frankie Pucci and Kyle Yates to start the scoring in the second period, Ethan St.Germain lit the lamp assisted by Trevor Temple and Brian Stack. The final goal of the period was scored by Landon Hubbard from Calder and MacLaren and the teams went to the dressing with the Indians up 5-0. The flood gates opened in the 3rd when Pucci scored a minute into the period, assists going to Kyle Yates and TJ Zajac, Temple added to the lead 3 minutes later assisted by Hubbard. Calder scored his third of the game for the hat trick assisted by Zajac and added his fourth goal of the game at the 4:09 mark unassisted. Trevor Jestadt finished the scoring at :54 second mark assisted by Mike Miller. Jared Sauve took the win and shutout in the net.

The second game of the weekend series will be at 10 am Sunday morning at the Lakeview Arena.


2013-2014 Soo Indians 


Congratulations to former Soo Indian Garrett Thompson on his nomination for the Hobey Baker award

Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation

Garrett Thompson

Garrett Thompson

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Ferris State

Team Name

Ferris State Bulldogs










Traverse City, Mich.

Previous Team

Traverse City (NAHL)

Garrett Thompson Career Highlights

2013-2014 (Senior):

Led team to a top-three national ranking to date . . . Ranks as team's leading scorer this season . . . Ranked among WCHA leaders in scoring and total goals this year . . . Has posted 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points to date in 23 contests . . . Also has a squad-high three game-winners . . . Four-year letterwinner and regular in the lineup . . . Helped team start conference play with a 12-0-2 mark in its initial season in the WCHA . . . Squad was ranked as high as number two nationally and established a new school record with a then nation-leading 16 game unbeaten streak . . Team has defeated Michigan State and also owns a tie against Michigan this year . . . Squad currently sits atop the WCHA standings this season . . . Has seven goals and seven assists in 14 league outings to date this year . . . One of team's most versatile and dynamic performers . . . Serving as squad's assistant captain this season.

2012-2013 (Junior):

Played in 37 contests . . . Helped team achieve a first-round postseason playoff bye for the fourth-straight year . . . Finished third on the team in points with 11 goals and 15 assists . . . Registered (7-7=14) points in 16 home contests and (4-8=12) points in 21 road contests . . . Tallied 3 total points in the Bowling Green State series with 1 goal and 2 assists while scoring a game winning power-play goal in the first game of the set (11/16) . . . Scored first short handed goal of the season against Michigan (11/30) in which he totaled 3 points for the series . . . Tallied a team single game high 3 goals against Michigan State (1/5) in which he scored 1 power play goal, 1 empty net goal, and the game winner to beat the Spartans . . . Continued excellent play against Bowling Green in the home series notching (1-1=2) points while scoring the game winner during the second game of the series (2/16) . . . Notched (0-1=1) points for the CCHA tournament against Ohio State tallying his 15th assist of the season (3/15) . . . Tied for 3rd on the team in both goals and assists . . . Was 3rd on the team in +/- with a +6 . . . Registered 20 blocked shots for the season. Junior.

2011-2012 (Sophomore):

Played in 41 contests . . . Helped lead team to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in school history, the program's first-ever number one national ranking, a CCHA Regular-Season Championship and the NCAA Midwest Regional title . . . Placed sixth in the team totaling 23 points with 11 goals and 12 assists . . . Registered 11 (5-6=11) points in 21 away contests and 12 (6-6) points in 20 home contests . . . Netted an unassisted empty-net goal against RPI (10/15) . . . Registered four (1-3=4) points in the Bowling Green State series (11/4-5) . . . Scored a short-handed goal and an assist against Colgate (1/7) . . . Scored two power-play goals, one of which was a game-winner, and an assist in the Alaska series (1/13-14) . . . Assisted the game-winning goal in a power-play against Notre Dame (2/11) . . . Scored the game-winning goal and earned an assist against Bowling Green State (2/17) . . . Scored a goal and an assist against Bowling Green State during the CCHA Tournament Quarterfinals (3/9-11) . . . Scored a goal and an assist against Denver and Cornell in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semi-Final and NCAA Midwest Regional Final (3/23-24) . . . Recorded 19 blocked shots.

2010-2011 (Freshman):

Recognized as the CCHA's Rookie of the Week (10/18) following a three-point (1-2=3) performance and a plus three efficiency rating in season home-opening triumph over St. Lawrence (10/15) . . . Appeared in 18 games . . . Registered a squad 18th-best six points with four goals and two assists . . . Ranked third among the Bulldogs' top freshmen points producers . . . Chalked up three points (3-0=3) in 12 CCHA encounters . . . Produced five points (3-2=5) in 12 home appearances . . . Best month was October with three points (1-2=3) in five outings . . . Netted a lamplighter apiece against Western Michigan (11/20), versus Michigan State (12/3), and at Michigan (1/14) . . . Racked up eight blocked shots . . . Totaled a season game-high two blocked shot apiece in weekend home league series against Alaska (12/10-11) . . . Tallied two points each in the first and second periods (1-1=2) along with the third frame (2-0=2).

Highlights from Prior to Current Team:

Played the three seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10) with the Traverse City (Mich.) North Stars of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) . . . Coached by Anthony Palumbo and a teammate of Ferris State freshman Andy Huff and sophomore Kyle Bonis . . . Among eight NAHL nominees for the 2010 Junior Player of the Year as USA Hockey's outstanding American-born junior hockey player . . . Produced a team second-most 50 points on a squad-leading 24 goals with 26 assists in 57 2009-10 outings at Traverse City . . . Totaled six power-play goals and four game-winning lamplighters to go with a plus 30 efficiency rating in 2009-10 regular season . . . Notched 10 points on six goals (two game winners) and four assists in 10 playoff encounters as the North Stars were crowned 2010 NAHL North Division Playoff Champions . . . Tied for 25th place on NAHL's overall points leaders list and also among league's top-scoring forwards . . . Amassed 80 career points on 40 goals (six game winners) and assists apiece in 121 outings during his three-year Traverse City career . . . Concluded juniors career ranking fifth among Traverse City's all-time scoring leaders and is one of five North Stars in club history to register 40 career goals and five skaters ever to turn in a 50-points season . . . Compiled 23 points on 11 goals and 12 helpers in 40 regular-season outings for the 2008-09 campaign . . . Garnered seven points with five markers and two assists in 24 2007-08 regular-season appearances . . . Placed tied for 145th place in NAHL overall scoring and finished in a 131st-place tie among league's forward in most points for the 2008-09 season . . .

Personal History:

A 2008 graduate of Traverse City (Mich.) Central High School . . . Played hockey in his initial two prep seasons along with soccer at Davison (Mich.) High under coach Doug Towler before moving to Traverse City in 2007 . . . Born 3/7/90 in Flint, Mich. . . . Son of Mark and Edie Thompson . . . Father is a business owner and mother works as an emergency consultant . . . Has two older sisters and an older brother . . . His brother (Marc) helped lead 2009-10 Davenport University's (Mich.) men's ice hockey team to the ACHA Division II Club National Championship title and is presently a sophomore on the 2010-11 squad . . . Nickname is "G" and "G-Torizmo" . . .Shoots: Left . . . Marketing major.

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