Lerg's Four Goal Outburst Powers State

Bryan Lerg's four goal outburst powered the Michigan State hockey team to an easy 11-2 blowout win over Wilfrid Laurier University in the preseason opener for the Spartans.

EAST LANSING - Bryan Lerg's four goal outburst powered the Michigan State hockey team to an easy 11-2 blowout win over Wilfrid Laurier University in the preseason opener for the Spartans.

Lerg added two assist to wrack up a six point night for the Spartans, Jim McKenzie chipped in with two goals for the Green-and White.

New Spartan captain Chris Lawrence opened the scoring for MSU at 2:36 of the first period. Lerg's scored back-to-back goals including the first power-play goal of the season for MSU to make the count 4-0.

Tyler Howells, Tim Kennedy and even freshman Mike Ratchuk got into the act to make the score 7-0 before the first intermission and the rout was on.

Sophomore Tim Crowder and junior Chris Mueller made it 9-0 before head coach Rick Comley pulled goaltender Jeff Lerg and began using going to some of his lesser used players.

The Golden Hawks took advantage of the move to freshman Bobby Jarosz in net, when John Theil and Luke Girard scored consecutive goals to cut the Spartans lead to 9-2, but Lerg and McKenzie reacted, getting the two score back and ending the contest at 11-2.

Who is Wilfrid Laurier?

The small public university located in Waterloo, Ontario was established in 1911 and named after ir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh prime minister of Canada.

The Golden Hawks field sporting teams in a number of sports including football in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)Association (the equivalent of the NCAA in Canada) and even won a bowl game in 2005. The 11,700 students make up a lively campus and the Hawks sports the Purple-and-Gold traditional colors of their university.


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