Ex-Lancers join Steelheads
Former Lancers defensemen Scott Todd and Scott Fletcher will join the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in training starting Oct. 1 at Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho.
The six-foot-four Todd, who also played three seasons with the Windsor Spitfires, will compete as a pro for the first time. In his final season with the Lancers Men’s Hockey team, Todd was third in assists with 17 and led the team in penalty minutes with 98.
The 25-year-old was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators while in his second season with the Spits.
“Scott’s game matured a lot at the University of Windsor over the past few seasons,” said Steelheads head coach and director of hockey operations Brad Ralph in a Steelheads press release. “He’s a big, defensive defenseman who plays very physical and is willing to fight when the need arises.”
Fletcher has played 126 games in the ECHL including 57 with the Toledo Walleye in 2010-11 as well as 14 games in the American Hockey League.
The 24-year-old, 220-pound defenseman has accumulated 373 penalty minutes to go with the 632 minutes in his career with the OHL, where he played his final three season with the Saginaw Spirit.
Baseball splits weekend
Saturday, the Lancers Men’s Baseball team lost 4-2 and 13-9 to Durham College. Mike Ferrato and Justin Levesque each had two run home runs.
Sunday, the Lancers won 7-1 and 8-3 over York. Jeff Parker earned the win in Game 1 and Jeremy Nixon got the win in Game 2. Home runs were recorded by Tyler Pratt and Shane Freeman.
Pre-season hockey win
Ally Strickland scored four goals as the Lancers Women’s Hockey team beat Michigan Belle Tire 9-0 in a pre-season game Sunday at South Windsor Arena.
Alyssa Baldin had two goals. Adalena Tridico and Candace Kourounis recorded three assists each. Karlyle Robinson had the shutout for the Lancers, now 2-0 in exhibition play.
“The girls went hard to the net,” Lancers assistant head coach John Hunter said. “A lot of these goal were within eight feet of the net.”
“Games like this makes it a little easier to gauge your breakouts, do your forechecks, defensive zone coverage and see where the weaknesses are,” Hunter added.
The Lancers are next in action Sept. 30 when they host Detroit Honeybaked Ham in a final pre-season game at South Windsor Arena at 4:10 p.m. The regular season starts Oct. 6 with a home game against Waterloo. Both games are at 4:10 p.m.