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.
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