Club Programs

Men‘s and Women’s Hockey

Women’s Hockey

2020 marked the rebirth of Lake Superior State University’s club hockey programs. Our team joined the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), which is the National Governing Body for Non-NCAA Collegiate Hockey throughout the United States.  The Lakers compete in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCWHA) which consists of Adrian, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Loyola, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Northern Michigan, and Sault College.

Men’s Hockey

2020 marked the rebirth of Lake Superior State University’s club hockey program. Our teams joined the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which is the National Governing Body for Non-NCAA Collegiate Hockey throughout the United States.  The Lakers have a Division II AND Division III team and they compete against a number of teams such as Adrian, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan, Concordia (MI), Concordia (WI), Ferris State, Michigan State, Northern Michigan, Purdue, Trine, and among many others throughout the Great Lakes region. We are committed to serve and improve ourselves, the team, the school, and the community. Our program is a great opportunity for students to fulfill their dreams of playing college sports while experiencing a superior environment.

Our mission is to attract and retain students here at LSSU who have a vested interest in becoming a well-rounded student-athlete as well as learning how to be a great role model for the generations to come and teaching those what it means to be a “Laker”.

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is the national governing body for non-NCAA college hockey. It is the only non-NCAA college hockey partner recognized by USA Hockey. This allows member teams and athletes to be covered by USA Hockey insurance and other USA Hockey benefits. The ACHA teams compete against one another for season standings and the top teams in each division participate at the ACHA Nationals in Massachusetts in 2021. For more info on the ACHA see:

Pep Band

The Pep Band is one of our most inspirational clubs! As a member you are able to be a part of all the action at hockey, basketball, and volleyball games as you play awesome tunes to engage the crowd.  The Pep Band is also an intricate part of campus events such as Laker Palooza, Great Lake State Weekend, Open Houses, Orientation, and a pregame parade through campus before D1 Hockey games.  Rehearsals run Tuesday and Wednesday night from 9-9:45 pm with performances at NCAA D1 Men’s Hockey, ACHA Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Basketball. If interested contact Casey Snyder at (906)-635-224.

Shooting Sports

Lake Superior State University’s club Shooting Sports is a new program starting in the fall semester of 2022. Our Shooting Sports program is a member of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) which is one of the governing bodies of scholastic shooting sports. We practice at Chippewa County Shooting Association and compete against programs within the state, such as Hillsdale College, Michigan State University, Olivet College, and other programs nationally. First year programs are automatically registered as Division III, then after the first year division is linked to the number of competitors.

Practices are held weekly during the semester, and competitions vary by availability. At minimum, the LSSU Shooting Sports will attend the SCTP Nationals in Marengo, OH held during the fall semester.

Our program’s goal is to provide an avenue for student-athletes to participate in the sport they love while they strive for their goals of obtaining a quality education.


The Lakers are members of one of the National Club Softball Association’s most competitive conferences, the Great Lakes East Conference, with two or three teams annually cracking the national top-25 rankings. LSSU is one of the smaller schools in the conference and competes very well against schools more than double in size.

LSSU plays most of its games during the fall semester, including a trip to the annual Indy Invitational held in Elkhart, Ind. (they won the tournament in 2016). The Lakers occasionally play a limited spring schedule, depending upon weather and the ability to get games in during the fall. In 2020-2021 the Lakers were ranked 8th in the Nation!