“I feel like I’ve improved every year,” LaFontaine said. “Coach Hastings expects a lot each and every year and that expectation keeps getting higher and higher.”
The offensive geniuses the Mavericks have should help this weekend, but their biggest asset may be in goal.
Sophomore Cole Huggins is expected to start the season as the no. 1 goaltender after winning WCHA Goaltender of the Year last season and being a Second-Team All-WCHA goaltender. Behind him is junior Stephon Williams, who won Goaltender of the Year the previous season.
Two wins this weekend would get MSU off to a good start before they play in-state rivals Minnesota-Duluth next weekend in a home and home series.