Lakers return the Cappo Cup to Sault Ste. Marie

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LSSU Cappo Cup 2016

Lake Superior State University Laker Hockey players, coaches and staff pose after winning the 23rd annual Cappo Cup on Feb. 27. LSSU and its hockey rival, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats, share the traveling trophy.

After falling behind 2-0 within seven minutes to Saturday’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association series finale, Lake Superior State rallied to score a pair of goals and earn a 2-2 tie against Upper Peninsula rivals Northern Michigan. The Lakers (12-19-5, 9-12-5 WCHA) secured the rivalry’s ultimate prize as well, the 23rd presentation of the Father Cappo Cup.

The cup, first awarded in 1991 and named after Monsignor Louis Cappo, has been a mainstay in the rivalry since the 1994-95 season with the Wildcats (15-12-7, 12-9-5 WCHA) earning the trophy a series-best 14 times. The trophy is awarded to the overall series winner and goes to a total-goal tiebreaker if the teams finish the series tied.

LSSU/John Shibley