Head Coach: Damon Whitten (Michigan State, B.A. '01 and M.S. '05)
     • Record at LSSU: 83-126-24 (six seasons through 2019-20)
     • Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches
     • Mike York (Michigan State, 2017)
     • Zach Cisek (Michigan State, B.S. ’15 and Miami, M.S. ’17)

Support Staff
     • Mike Gugin, Director of Hockey Operations
     • Patrick Sarni, Hockey Trainer
     • Nathan Williams, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Athletics Communications

Hockey Contact: Kelsey Smith
Office Phone: 906-635-2807

Follow The Lakers

Men's Hockey Website: Official Team Site
Athletics Website:
Hockey-specific Twitter: @HockeyLSSU
Hockey-specific Facebook:
Hockey-specific Instagram: @lakestatehockey
Athletics Twitter: @LSSUathletics
Athletics Facebook:
Athletics Instagram: @lssuathletics

Quick Facts

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Founded: 1946
Enrollment: 2,100
Nickname: Lakers
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
President: Dr. Rodney S. Hanley
Director of Athletics: Dr. David Paitson
Faculty Athletic Representative: Dr. Brian Snyder

Facility Information

Name (Capacity): Taffy Abel Arena (4,000)
Dimensions: 200' by 85'
Ticket Office Phone: 906-635-2602
Address: 650 Meridian St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Team History

First Year in Division I: 1966-67
NCAA Division I Team Record: 980-862-170 (55 seasons through 2019-20 season)