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Laker goaltender Jeff Jakaitis earns CCHA Preseason All-Conference honorable mention

Jeff Jakaitis

Sept. 27, 2005

FARMINGTON HILLS-- Lake Superior State goaltender Jeff Jakaitis was the only Laker mentioned in the preseason Central Collegiate Hockey Association All-Conference Team poll. Jakaitis earned three first team votes securing him a spot in the honorable mention category. Seven schools are represented in the poll that was released today during the CCHA Media Day leading into the 2005-06 season.

Thirty-six ballots were handed out in the selection of the Preseason Team. All 12 head coaches, one print and one broadcast journalist from each of the 12 CCHA member schools participated in the voting along with another four media members representing national television, newspaper, and web outlets.

2005-06 CCHA Preseason All-Conference Teams


Position Name Year School First Totals
Forward T.J. Hensick JR Michigan 35 175
Forward Scott Parse JR Nebraska-Omaha 27 152
Forward Rod Pelley SR Ohio State 11 107
Defense Andy Greene SR Miami 32 171
Defense Nathan Oystrick SR Northern Michigan 22 135
Goaltender David Caruso SR Ohio State 24 146


Position Name Year School First Totals
Forward Brent Walton SR Western Michigan 9 96
Forward Tom Fritsche SO Ohio State 9 89
Forward Bill Thomas SO Nebraska-Omaha 3 81
Defense Matt Hunwick JR Michigan 9 107
Defense Nate Guenin SR Ohio State 10 103
Goaltender Dominic Vicari JR Michigan State 6 87

Vote Values: 1st place=5, 2nd place=3, 3rd place=1

Honorable Mention (next six point totals, regardless of position with first-team votes in parentheses): Sean Collins, JR, Ohio State, D 52; Colton Fretter, SR, F, (4) 48; Wylie Rogers, SO, Alaska-Fairbanks, G, (3) 44; Jeff Jakaitis, JR, Lake Superior State, G, (3) 38; Darin Olver, JR, F, Northern Michigan, (1) 36; Matt Beaudoin, JR, Ohio State, F (2) 35.

Also released today were the preseason CCHA media and coaches poll. Ohio State received first-place honors in both polls.

Points were awarded on a 12-11-10, etc., basis. League coaches ranked the CCHA teams, excluding their own school, in the order they predicted the regular season will end. Points in the coaches poll were tallied on a 11-10-9, etc., basis.

Coaches Poll
1. Ohio State (11) 121
2. Michigan (1) 108
3. Northern Michigan 96
4. Michigan State 93
5. Nebraska-Omaha 78
6. Miami 69
7. Alaska Fairbanks 65
8. Bowling Green 50
9. Notre Dame 36
10. Ferris State 28
11. Lake Superior 23
12. Western Michigan 22

Media Poll
1. Ohio State (45) 622
2. Michigan (7) 581
3. Northern Michigan (1) 494
4. Michigan State (1) 432
5. Nebraska-Omaha 380
6. Alaska Fairbanks 372
7. Miami 368
8. Bowling Green 300
9. Notre Dame 196
10. Western Michigan 179
11. Lake Superior 159
12. Ferris State 112

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