UND MEN'S HOCKEY: Lamoureux still out
It's up to Anthony Grieco to keep the UND men's hockey team rolling. Goaltender Philippe Lamoureux won't make the trip to Anchorage this weekend, coach Dave Hakstol said Tuesday. Lamoureux, who started UND's first six games in goal, continues to ...
It's up to Anthony Grieco to keep the UND men's hockey team rolling.
Goaltender Philippe Lamoureux won't make the trip to Anchorage this weekend, coach Dave Hakstol said Tuesday.
Lamoureux, who started UND's first six games in goal, continues to be bothered by a leg injury that he suffered three weeks ago in practice.
Hakstol said the nature of the injury makes it impossible to predict a return date for Lamoureux. The junior goaltender could be back as soon as a week. He also could be out for as long as six weeks.
"He's got to be 100 percent before he plays," Hakstol said.
It appears that Grieco, a 17-year-old freshman, is the go-to guy for now.
In his four collegiate starts, Grieco is unbeaten at 3-0-1. He has a 2.94 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.
He most likely will get the call when the Sioux open a two-game series against Alaska Anchorage at 10:37 p.m. Friday. UND's other goaltender, sophomore Aaron Walski, has yet to play a college game.
Hakstol said that he's "95 percent sure" that junior forward Rylan Kaip will make the trip to Anchorage. Kaip has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury. He has practiced with the team this week, though.
As expected, five players signed letters of intent with UND during the early signing period.
Three of them - defensemen Jake Marto and Derrick LaPoint and forward Evan Trupp - previously signed with the Sioux.
The new signees are forwards Brett Hextall and Brad Malone, both of whom had previously given verbal commitments.
All five players are expected to join the Sioux next season.
"This group of young men sets the base for what will be an impact freshman class for our program," Hakstol said. "Ability, character and leadership qualities are common traits among all five of these individuals. We're very happy to be able to announce this significant group of signings."
UND also has received verbal commitments from 16-year-olds Danny Kristo and Michael Cichy. They are too young to sign letters of intent.
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