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Sophomore (2005-06): Scored his first two collegiate goals at Joe Louis Arena during the Lakers' season-ending 7-6 overtime loss to Michigan State (3/17) during the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs...Finished 2-1--3 in seven CCHA Playoff games...Notched his first career assist during the Lakers' 3-0 victory over Wayne State (11/17).
Prior to LSSU: The first Traverse City North Stars (North American Hockey League) player who has seen regular duty in a TC uniform to land a college scholarship...Led North Stars defensemen in scoring in 2005-06 with 11 goals and 19 assists in 57 games...Was 10th in the NAHL in scoring among defensemen...Also served as team captain...Played for the MetroJets of the Central States Hockey League (Junior B) in 2004-05...Helped lead the Great Lakes Panthers to a MAHA national title in 2000...A four-year letter winner in baseball for L'Anse Creuse North High School in Macomb, Mich.
Personal: Son of Andrew and Susan Oleksy...Brother (Daniel) played hockey at Oakland University from 2000-06...A 2004 graduate of L'Anse Creuse North High School...Majoring in business management.
Favorite food: Thai and Jet's pizza
If I had one wish, it would be: Play Laker hockey forever
Most-memorable athletic moment: Pulling the Laker sweater over my head for the first time
Advice I would give youngsters: Anything worth having, is worth the fight
Worst fear: Swimming in lake water
Best part of playing at LSSU: Ringing the bell
Most-embarrassing hockey moments: Falling in warm-ups at Joe Lewis Arena vs. MSU
Person or people who have made the biggest impact on my hockey career: My father, but everyone in my life has made an impact
The most-important lesson I have learned: The sun will always rise tomorrow
My biggest challenge in hockey is...: Self-confidence