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Monday, November 17, 2008

LSSU Salvages 1 Point from Notre Dame

Lake Superior State University’s men’s hockey where able to garner one point in the CCHA standings tying Notre Dame on Friday night before falling in the shootout.

LSSU fell behind in the first period with ND’s Christiaan Minella scoring his second goal of the season at 7:25 of the first period.

Lake Superior battled back early in the second period scoring two power play goals with Simon Gysbers tying the game up at 1-1 with his second goal of the season 55 seconds into the period with Zac MacVoy and Matt Cowie assisting. Just over two minutes later Nathan Perkovich scored his third goal of the season, at 3:03, on the power play with Steven Kaunisto assisting.

Less than two minutes following Perkovich’s goal ND’s Ben Ryan tied the game up at 2-2, at the 5:36 mark of the second period.

LSSU retook the lead at 3-2 with Josh Sim scoring at 9:17 of the third period with Fred Cassiani assisting. ND again tied the game up just over a minute later with Ryan Guentzel scoring.

LSSU managed 4 shots in the overtime period while Brian Mahoney-Wilson turned back all three ND shots he faced.

In the shootout Kaunisto gave LSSU an early lead before ND’s made their final two shots while Schofield and Perkovich saw both of their shots stopped by Notre Dame’s Jordan Pearce.

LSSU went 2-for-5 on the power play, recording a whopping 17 shots while Notre Dame went 0-for-5 with 10 shots with the power play. LSSU goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson recorded 35 saves in the game, while ND’s Jordan Pearce allowed 3 goals on 43 LSSU shots.

On Saturday evening LSSU jumped out to an early lead with Josh Sim scoring his third goal of the season at 5:06 of the first period with Tyson Hobbins assisting. Notre Dame tied the game up at 7:47 of the period with Billy Maday scoring. LSSU retook the lead with Zac MacVoy scoring LSSU’s first shorthanded goal of the season at 15:09 of the first period. The Lakers where unable to maintain the lead again allowing ND to tie up the game at 2-2 with just 16 seconds remaining in the opening period.

Notre Dame added one goal in the second period and two more in the third period to garner a 5-2 win in the game.

Lake Superior went 0-for-4 on the power play, 2-for-9 on the weekend, while Notre Dame went 2-for-7 with the extra attacker, 2-for-12 on the weekend. LSSU goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson made 34 saves in the game, recording the loss, after allowing 5 goals. ND’s Jordan Pearce allowed 2 goals on the 22 LSSU shots he faced, after facing 43 shots on Friday night.

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