Weekend Notes- Stallions vs #18 Davenport Panthers
Updated: Nov 11
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Military Appreciation Night
Saturday's game will be played on Veteran's Day. This day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
In celebration of the Armed Forces, the Stallions are wearing special Navy camouflage uniforms, featuring the seal of the Navy on the shoulders and the seals of all of the Armed Services on the back. These jerseys were worn by the Stallions when they played the US Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland last month. In addition, each veteran will receive a special edition Stallion Hockey Challenge Coin.
In Saturday's pre-game ceremony, Stallion players will honor a Veteran who has had a major impact in their life. Not all of the veterans were able to attend the game, but we are honored to celebrate the service of the following soldiers who are able to attend.
Ray Braate US Army Specialist, 4th Class
Richard Liddell US Army Sergeant E5 Kerry Rhoderick US Navy Machinist, USS Mississinewa AO-144
Ryan Young US Army Chief Warrant Officer
Nathaniel Swanson US Marine Corp Major Nathaniel Swanson served 11 Years in the Marine Corps as an F/A-18 Hornet and RQ-21 Blackjack pilot with the Second Marine Air Wing. He has served the last 4 years with the 172nd attack squadron, the "Cereal Killers", flying the MQ-9 Reaper out of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Sports Club Council Night
The game on Saturday is also an opportunity to recognize the student athletes that compete in one of the 34 club sports teams. The Sports Clubs include: The Stallions Ice Hockey Club (Division 1 and 3), Badminton, Baseball, Basketball (Men and Women), Cycling, Dance, Dodgeball, Esports (Varsity and Club), Golf, Lacross (Men and Women), Powerlifting, Racquetball, Rugby (Men and Women), Running, Sailing, Skating, Ski/Snowboard, Soccer (Men and Women), Softball, Swim, Tennis, Track and Field, Trapshooting, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (Men and Women), Water Ski, and Wrestling.
OPPONENT: #18 Davenport University The Panthers are off to a good start this season with a 9-3 record. They are led by #15 Brendan Bauer (6-12-18) and #81 Robert McLaughlin (7-7-14) with Nathan Gauthier between the pipes with a 5-1 record and a 2.51 GAA.
The teams will play four times this season. The Panthers won the first meeting of the season on Sept. 19 by a score of 3-0. The games this weekend are league games for the GLCHL conference standings. The fourth game in January will be a non-league game.
The teams play Friday night at Patterson Ice Arena in Grand Rapids and Saturday night at 7pm at Wings West Ice Arena.
The Stallions had a breakout weekend against the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University.
Friday night - EMU 0 at WMU Stallions 5
Freshman Goaltender #1 John Moriarity stopped 18 shots to earn the shutout. #9 Charlie Carnes scored his first Stallion goal and the game winner. #10 Charlie Tess has his first 2 goals of the season and #17 Michael Stein (3) and #3 Connor Braate (4) also scored.
Saturday Night - WMU Stallions 12 - EMU 1
The Stallions were able to build on their success when the teams met Saturday in Ann Arbor. #18 Layne Brubaker-Egner opened the scoring in the first period with his first Stallion goal. Many Stallions had outstanding games that night. #20 Devon Collis scored 4 goals, #7 Travis Thorhaug, #5 Blake Siewertsen and #91 Jack Tenney each had 2 goals and #14 Justin Satawa also scored. #33 Brendan Pellerito got the win with 21 saves on 22 shots.
GLCHL Top Performers - Week of November 9 Several Stallions earned GLCHL recognition for outstanding performances over the weekend.
Devon Collis (WMU) Four goals and two assists vs EMU Saturday.
John Moriarty (WMU) 18 save shutout vs Eastern Michigan.
Blake Siewertsen (WMU) Two goals and two assists in the 12-1 win at EMU Saturday.
Rory Neish (WMU) Five assists vs EMU.
The Push to the End of the Semester
The Stallions are entering a series of league games over the next few weekends. The Stallions play home and home series against Purdue University Northwest on November 17 and 18, Grand Valley State University on December 1 and 2 and finish the Fall Semester with a Sunday Matinee vs the Oregon Ducks on Sunday, December 10.
Friday, November 10 at 8:35 pm at Davenport University at Patterson Ice Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.
Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm vs Davenport University at Wings West Ice Arena.
Friday, November 17 at 8:45 pm vs Purdue University Northwest at Wings West Ice Arena.
Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 pm CST vs Purdue University Northwest at the Kube Sports Complex in Hammond, IN. This game is broadcast by the home team and will not be streamed live by the Stallions.
Friday, December 1 at 8:20 pm vs Grand Valley State University at Wings West Ice Arena.
Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm vs Grand Valley State University at Griff's Georgetown Ice Arena.
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 pm vs University of Oregon Ducks at LAWSON ICE ARENA.