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Monday, October 27, 2008

Lakers Dominate in Exhibition Play

Lake Superior State University’s men’s hockey team put up 14 goals this weekend in exhibition play, posting 7 goals in 3 of their past 4 games.

LSSU dominated Winsor on Saturday night 7-0 with Junior goaltender Mitch Edimondson posting 9 saves in a shutout performance.

Will Acton started the scoring for the Lakers with Will Acton scoring on the power play 9:39 into the first period, with Brad Cooper and Rick Schofield assisting.

Kyle Hanes started off the Lakers scoring barrage in the second period scoring at 3:30 with an assist by Fred Cassiani. Cassiani followed up his assist with two goals of his own just 22 seconds apart at 10:39 and 11:01 of the second with Simon Gysbers and Cooper assisting on the first goal and Cooper getting the lone assist on the second. Acton added another goal with just 25 seconds remaining in the period on the power play with Matt Cowie and Cooper assisting.

LSSU added two more goals on the 12 shots they took in the third period with Nathan Perkovich scoring on the power play (10:29) and Steven Olesky scoring an even strength goal late in the period (18:21) to give LSSU a 7-0 win. Rick Schofield and Tyson Hobbins assisted on the Perkovich goal while John Scrymgeour got the lone assist on the Olesky goal.

Lake Superior went 3-for-6 on the power play, recording 5 shots while Windsor went 0-for-5 with the extra attacker. LSSU goaltender Mitch Edimondson recorded 9 saves in the shutout, while his Windsor counterparts allowed 7 goals on 45 LSSU shots.

On Sunday afternoon LSSU once again put up 7 goals against their opponent.

LSSU’s Will Acton opened the scoring at 7:06 of the first period with Zac MacVoy assisting. The US Development Under 18 Team’s Chris Brown, a Michigan commitment, tied the game up at 1-1 two and a half minutes later with on the power play. Josh Sim put the Lakers up for good with a power play goal of his own at 12:04 with Troy Schwab assising.

Matt Cowie gave LSSU a 3-1 lead with an even strength goal at 7:47 of the second period with MacVoy recording his second assist on the afternoon. Acton added his second goal of the afternoon at 15:59 on the power play with Macvoy again assisting; Schofield also recorded an assist on the goal

Early in the third period Team USA battled back with Jeremy Morin, uncommitted, and Nick Mattson, a North Dakota commitment, notching goals less than 30 seconds apart at 6:40 and 7:09 respectively, to pull the game back to 4-3.

LSSU responded with three goals later in the third period with Perkovich, Cooper, and Schofield each scoring goals. Perkovich scored even strength at 9:11 of the third period with Schofield assisting. Cooper and Schofield each scored on the power play with Gysbers and Kaunisto assisting on the Cooper goal at 11:17 and MacVoy assisting on the Schofield goal at 16:25.

Lake Superior went 4-for-9 on the power play, 7-for-15 on the weekend, while the USA U-18 team went 1-for-5 with the extra attacker. LSSU goaltenders Pat Inglis and Brian Mahoney-Wilson split time in the goal for LSSU recording 11 saves and 8 saves respectively, Inglis allowed 1 goal while Mahoney-Wilson allowed two goals. Team USA’s Adam Murray, a Denver commitment, allowed 7 goals on the 35 LSSU shots he faced.

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