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Winter sports kick off this weekend

The men’s and women’s hockey and swimming and diving teams will all start their seasons with home games this weekend.

The Forester hockey teams will begin their 2017-18 campaigns at home this weekend, beginning with Friday night’s men’s game against the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Lake Forest finished 16-10-0 overall and 12-8-0 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association last season. The Foresters, who graduated just three of the top 11 scorers from a year ago, will start the year against a Yellowjacket squad that was 8-19-2 overall in 2016-17. Lake Forest will also host the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, who was 18-7-3 last year, Saturday afternoon. 

The women’s hockey team won a program record 21 games against six losses and a tie overall last year and finished second in the NCHA standings with a league mark of  14-3-1. The Foresters will start this season Saturday night against the University of St. Thomas, which was 14-11-4 a year ago and finished the year ranked eighth in the nation, just one spot ahead of Lake Forest. The teams will face off again Sunday afternoon.

The Forester swimming and diving teams will also be starting their season on Saturday when Carthage College comes to town. Lake Forest will have a new look as 14 of the 30 members of the mens and women’s teams combined are new to the program.