Lions Hockey travels to Pennsylvania and New Jersey


During the weekend of January 11, the St. Lawrence Lions hockey team travelled to Philadelphia and New Jersey to play two prep school teams. The team left on January 11 in the wee hours of the morning, in the direction of Philadelphia, Pa.

On the calendar were two entertaining events to help the guys recover from the 12-hour bus ride before the two scheduled games. The team first attended the Sixers-Bulls NBA game on Friday night at the Wachovia Center, and then went to see the Flyers-Bruins NHL matinee on Saturday.

Then the team headed northwest for its first game in Pottstown, Pa, against The Hill School. The Lions played their best game so far this year. Goalie Olivier Levesque-Gagné had a tremendous game in nets to help the team get its first win of the year by a score of 3-2. Charles-Olivier Levasseur, Yannick Potvin Desrochers and Pierre-Luc Morency scored the goals for the Lions in this extremely physical game that finished with a little skirmish around the St. Lawrence net.

The following morning the team packed up and headed to Lawrenceville, N.J., for a matinee against the Lawrenceville School. The guys were still feeling the aches and pains of the game against Hill the night before. The players from Lawrenceville played a very disciplined game and followed their coaches’ game plan very carefully. They also had fresh legs, which showed in the latter stages of the games. After trailing by a score of 2-1 after two periods, fatigue got the best of our players and Lawrenceville skated away with a 5-2 win.

The trip was overall a great success and the team is now poised for the final stretch run where they will play eight games in the month of February.