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Senior (2004-05): One of only eight players to appear in all 38 games...Named team tri-captain with Nathan Ward and Steve McJannet...Assisted on two goals in a 5-4 overtime win over Bemidji State (12/3/04)...Penalized only nine times for 18 minutes...Winner of the Ilitch Humanitarian Award at the CCHA Awards Banquet...Named as one of 15 finalists for College Hockey's National Humanitarian Award.
Junior (2003-04): Appeared in 35 contests...Only scratch was due to a fighting major received against Michigan State (2/7)...Tied with Trent Campbell for second on the team in total scoring with 18 points...Led the team in goals with 11, including game winners against Nebraska-Omaha (11/8) and Northern Michigan (2/20)...Had a hand in all three Laker goals, 1-2--3, in a 3-3 tie with Western Michigan (1/3).
Sophomore (2002-03): Played in 36 of the 38 contests played...Named assistant captain for the 2002-03 season...Scored a short-handed goal in a 4-4 tie to Canisius (1/11)...Fourth on the team in points with 13.
Freshman (2001-02): Played right wing on a line with fellow returnees Chris Peterson and Kyle Anderson...Appeared in 35 of 37 contests...Totaled five goals and two assists to finish second in scoring among freshman.
Prior to LSSU: Played two seasons with the Soo Indians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL)...Named to the 2000 and 2001 NAHL All-Star teams...Scored 31 goals and 41 assists in 65 contests during the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons...Was the Soo Indians' plus-minus award winner in 2000-01 with a +49.
Personal: Son of Mike and April Cheesman...Graduated from Lanphier High School (Springfield, Ill.) in 1999...Enjoys golf and music...Majoring in criminal justice...Born June 1, 1981.
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV show: Anything on the History Channel
Favorite color: Red
Favorite superhero: Batman
Sports played in high school other than hockey: Track
Favorite things to do during the off season: Umpire and play softball
Person I would like to meet from history: Abe Lincoln
Pre-game ritual: Tape sticks and spend time alone in a quiet place
Advice I would give to youngsters: What is popular isn't always right, and what is right isn't always popular
Most embarrassing hockey moment: Running out and falling on the ice in between periods
If I had one wish, it would be: To give the wish to someone who really needs it
The person I would most like to meet: Bo Shlembeckler
Worst fear: Heights
The most important lesson I have learned: Treat people the way you want to be treated
I love hockey because: It is the first thing I think about when I wake up
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