Thursday, January 31, 2013

Having a Seat Over There: Kevin Lohan (YTL)

Michigan has added a defenseman to their commit list. Kevin Lohan out of the BCHL committed to the Wolverines today and will join Michigan in either the 2013-14 or the 2014-15 season. He's already 19 years old and is listed at 6'5", 210. He plays for the Merritt Centennials. Lohan has a 3-11--14 line in 40 games with 18 PIMs. Previously he played for the New York Apple Core. A couple of season ago he also skated for Shattuck St. Mary's.

In the linked article about his commitment, Luke Pierce, the coach and GM of the Centennials said:
[Lohan] has shown tremendous growth here as a player and is well deserving of this opportunity. He has been a tremendous addition to our hockey club as his character has fit in seamlessly with our environment here. He has become a big-minute player for us and has provided a very calming presence amongst our defence core. With his size and intelligence he has been able to establish himself as an elite player in our league.

Lohan may have to be known as "Kevin Lohan (YTL)" because, yes, that Lohan. His cousin is actress Lindsay Lohan. Their fathers are brothers. Thanks to Dave Starman for pointing out that fact and to Matt Slovin for confirming it.

That gives the Wolverines up to 30 players for next year's roster. They're clearly covering their bases in the event of Merrill and/or Trouba not returning or some unexpected departures/guys not making it to campus. And they might not be done. Mike Spath reported that Michigan is actively seeking a goalie for next season, using the scholarship money freed up by Milne's departure. I don't want to say any more than that because it's a premium link, but the info will come out soon enough. We haven't heard any names yet, but I'm kind of intrigued. I might get to bring back one of my favorite phrases!

I apologize for the lack of content lately. It's hard to get up the energy to write about games that you don't actually get to see, especially when the results aren't good. On the plus side, Red called their split with LSSU their best weekend of hockey on the season. They followed it up with a competitive game against WMU before a much-less competitive game against WMU. Is that progress? Maybe? I mean, that's three not-bad games out of four, right?

I will be in the house for the game against the Spartans on Friday night, which I'm pretty excited about. I haven't seen Yost since the opener of last season. Since I'm attending the game, you'd expect a loss since that's how things usually go, but this has been an upside-down season, so maybe I'll actually be good luck this time...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bork! Bork! Bork! :)

A goaltender is a must, and uninformed word is, Trouba, Merrill and Guptill are gone.