Oct. 27, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- Alone in second place in the CCHA standings, Western Michigan University's hockey team (3-2-1 overall, 3-2-1 CCHA) travels to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to take on Lake Superior State University (1-3-0 overall, 1-1-0 CCHA) this weekend (Oct. 29-30) for a pair of 7:05 p.m. faceoffs in Taffy Abel Arena (4,000). Both games can be heard live on the Bronco Radio Network and on WMU's new web site (www.wmubroncos.com) via broadcast.com.
Figuring the best defense is offense, Jim Culhane's club has poured the shots on opposing teams and reaped the benefits. The Broncos are averaging 31.7 shots per game and rank fifth in CCHA scoring (3.3 gpg). David Gove stands second in CCHA scoring (4-4-8) and has points in all six games while teammate Mike Bishai (4-2-6) has surpassed his point total of a season ago.
Western has been effective on defense as well, spurred by the play of goaltender Jeff Reynaert, who sports a 2.48 GAA and .909 saves percentage. Reynaert was named CCHA defensive player of the week following the Ohio State series. Senior Daryl Andrews is off to a strong start, producing seven assists and eight points to rank second in the both categories among CCHA leaders.
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