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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lake Superior State travels this Weekend to No. 15 Clarkson

This weekend Lake Superior State University will travel to Potsdam, N.Y. to take on 15th ranked Clarkson University. LSSU has an all time record of 4-2-0 against the Golden Knights going back to their first and only regular season meeting in 1969. All other meetings between the two teams came at holiday tournaments or during the NCAA playoffs, the last meeting between the two teams was a 5-4 win for the Lakers at the NCAA East Regional in Worcester, Massachusetts back in 1995. The Lakers and Golden Knights may also meet later this season at the Badger Invitational over Christmas break in which Clarkson opens the tournament against Wisconsin, while LSSU opens the tournament against Providence.

Lake Superior (1-1-0) comes into this weekend’s action after splitting with Ohio State last weekend in Columbus. Lake Superior was shutout in a 0-1 loss on Friday night but came back on Saturday night to score 7 goals to win the game 7-6 in overtime. Clarkson (3-0-1) played at Providence and Massachusetts over the weekend winning 6-1 against Providence and tying Massachusetts 3-3 on Saturday night.

Special teams may be pivotal in this weekends series, the Lakers come into this weekend’s action having scored only twice in 14 attempts, but giving up 2 shorthanded goals during these 14 extra man opportunities. LSSU’s penalty kill has struggled allowing 3 goals during 11 penalty kills. Clarkson’s is 8 for 33 on the power play and has successfully killed 30 of 34 penalties scoring one shorthanded goal in the process.

Clarkson has seen 12 different players score goals in the first 4 games of the season. Clarkson is lead by juniors David Cayer 4 goals and 6 points, Steve Zalewski 3 goals and 5 points, Nick Dodge 2 goals and 5 points, and freshman Matt Beca who has 4 assists and 5 points on the season. Last season Dodge led the team with 16 goals and 25 assists and Cayer who had 12 goals and 22 assists. Junior goaltender David Leggio has started all four games for Clarkson compiling a 3-0-1 record and posting a .929 SV% and 2.20 goals against average.

Lake Superior saw 7 different players score goals during last Saturday’s game. Sophomore Troy Schwab let the way in points for the Lakers recording 3 assists. Freshman Nik Sellers had a goal and an assist, and Trent Campbell and Steven Kaunisto each had 2 assists. Senior goaltender Jeff Jakaitis and freshman Pat Inglis split the weekend in goal with Jakaitis falling 0-1 on Friday night and Inglis getting the 6-7 win on Saturday night.

You can watch the game for free from the Clarkson Golden Knights website:

Comments on "Lake Superior State travels this Weekend to No. 15 Clarkson"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:04 PM) : 

No reference to 1991?? Figured there were still some angry Laker fans over that series!


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