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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lakers take 1 Point from First Ranked Notre Dame

Friday night Notre Dame came from behind scoring three unanswered goals in the first and second period to take the 3-2 win.

LSSU took the lead on the #1 ranked Irish with a Josh Sim power play goal (9:56) in the opening period with Simon Gysbers and Troy Schwab assisting.

Notre Dame then took over with Justin White, Calle Ridderwall, and Christiaan Minella each scored for Notre Dame in a 18 minute span split between the first and second periods. LSSU’s Will Acton scored his third goal of the season to bring the game back to a one goal game while the Lakers where unable to score with the 6th attacker in a scoreless third period.

LSSU goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson recorded 24 saves in his 7th loss of the season while the Lakers put 33 shots on the Notre Dame’s Jordan Pearce, the Irish were 1-for-5 with the extra man while LSSU’s power play went 1-for-7.
Saturday night Lake Superior’s jumped out to an early two goal lead on the back of a shorthanded Steven Kaunisto goal at 12:03 of the first period and Chad Nehring’s 5th goal of the season with Dan Barczuk and Dillin Stonehouse assisting.

Lake Superior was again unable to maintain the lead giving up two goals to Notre Dame in a 4 minute span including a shorthanded goal of their own, which saw Laker Head Coach Jim Roque pull starting goaltender Pat Inglis. LSSU retook the lead with Fred Cassiani scoring his 10th goal of the season on the power play at 8:50 of the second period with assists by Simon Gysbers and Troy Schwab. Notre Dame tied it back up at 3-to-3 with a power play goal of their own at 13:15 of the second period.

After a scoreless third period and overtime, the Lakers again headed to the shootout seeing Rick Schofield score before Kaunisto and Cassiani missed. Mahoney-Wilson was unable to stop either of the ND skaters to see the Lakers fall to 1-5 in the shootout.

LSSU managed only 14 shots in the game after putting up 33 shots on Friday night, while LSSU goaltender Mahoney-Wilson recorded 22 saves after replacing Inglis who allowed 2 goals on the 13 shots he faced. Notre Dame was 1-for-6 on the power play 2-for-11 on the weekend while LSSU’s power play went 1-for-4, 2-for-11 on the weekend, scoring a power play goal in 3 straight games and 4 of the last 5. Each team also scored a shorthanded tally.

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