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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Lakers Embarrassed by U.S. Under-18 team

Derek A. Smith finishes weekend six points

The Lakers found themselves playing catch-up to the much younger USA team Saturday night, and then failed to maintain the lead twice after they got it. A penalty filled game in which we saw less than 30 minutes of even strength hockey, showed promise for LSSU’s power play for the second night in a row. The Lakers where able to score two power play goals in the first period, the first by Nathan Ward (06:05) and the second by Colin Nicholson (07:22). The Lakers penalty kill on the other hand let in 2 goals in the first period to Erik Johnson (04:04 & 16:15)

Ren Fauci scored an even strength goal 5:54 into the second period to give the Lakers their second lead of the night.

The Lakers maintained the lead until Jamie McBain of Team USA scored at 13:42 of the third period. Tony Mosey tallied the game-winner 33 seconds later.

Both teams finished 2-for-10 on the power play

Derek A. Smith tallied two helpers in the evening with Jeff Rainville, Trent Campbell, Mark Adamek and Dan Eves all recording one each.

LSSU is at home next weekend with a non-conference series against Colgate on Oct. 14-15.

Comments on "Lakers Embarrassed by U.S. Under-18 team"


Blogger LakerFan24 said ... (10:49 AM) : 

I'm not sure that "Embarrassed" is the correct term to use here. Yes the Lakers Lost to the National Development team - the team specifically designed to recruit and train the very best teenage hockey players in the country. HOWEVER, I was at the game, and saw a marked improvement in the Lakers game - they kept up with a team that was notably faster than they were - and put in three against one of the best up-and-coming goalies – and all three were excellent goals – two were scored on a two on one that I haven’t seen the Lakers finish in years, and the other goal was by Fauci on an incredible blue line shot. Yes they should have been able to keep the lead, but I'll take the small victories as the team transitions into a new system under Roque.


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