Questions Arise Over Oswego State's Eric Selleck

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIJanuary 3, 2010

Division III hockey's leading scorer did not dress for last night's game between Oswego State and Connecticut College, and many are asking, "why not?"

The coaching staff did not provide a reason for Eric Selleck's absence from the lineup, and that has allowed room for speculation.  One fan wrote on his Twitter account that Selleck appeared to be sporting a black eye.

A source close to the team confirmed to me that Selleck does indeed have a shiner, but would not say how it happened.  When pressed on the issue, they said Selleck took a puck to the face in practice.  The source then added that Selleck should be on the ice tonight when Oswego State hosts Elmira at 7 PM in the title game of the Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic.

Selleck could only stand and watch last night as his team failed to score a first-period goal for the second straight game.  Of course, they'd pot four of them over the game's final 34 minutes en route to a 4-1 win, but the general consensus among Laker's fans was that the offense looked out of sync sans Selleck.