Lakers Return Home 0-1-1 to the Falcons in WCHA Action

The Lake Superior State hockey team took Bowling Green State to a, 2-2, tie Friday November 10th in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Clash. The Falcons earned the extra point in 3×3 shootout after regulation.

The Lakers move to 2-6-3 overall and 1-2-2 in the WCHA with the tie. BGSU goes to 4-3-3, 3-1-3-2.

Bowling Green struck first at the 17:44 mark in the first on a goal Max Johnson. The Lakers answered back in the first minute of the second period with a power-play goal from senior forward J.T. Henke (4).

The Falcons climbed back in front at the 6:08 mark with a goal from Brandon Kruse. LSSU knotted the game back up at two when senior forward Anthony Nellis found the back of the net at the 8:57 mark in the third.

The Lakers were outshot heavily in the contest with Bowling Green holding a, 44-23, advantage in that regard. The Falcons also won the faceoff battle, 43-32.

Lake State was 1-of-5 with the man advantage on the night. BGSU went 0-for-4 on their power play opportunities.

Junior Goaltender Nick Kossoff had another solid night in between the cross bars allowing just two goals on 42 shots faced for a .955 save percentage.

Junior forward Jake Hand tallied one assist on the night. Henke nothced an assist on the third period Nellis goal.

On Saturday November 11th, the Lake Superior State hockey team suffered a, 5-2, loss to Bowling Green State Saturday completing a Western Collegiate Hockey Association weekend matchup.

With the loss the, The Lakers slide to 2-7-3 overall with a 1-3-2 mark in the WCHA. The Falcons move to 5-3-3, 4-1-3.

After playing the Falcons to a,2-2, tie in Friday’s opener, The Lakers found themselves in a hole early on as BGSU’s Stephen Baylis found the back of the net just 3:48 into the contest.

Lake State leveled the score, 1-1, when junior forward Diego Cuglietta scored unassisted at the 18:28 mark in the first for his third goal of the season.

Bowling Green reclaimed the lead in the second when Mitch McLain scored a short-handed. Bayless added to the lead, 3-2, at the end of the second period.

The Falcons continued to build their lead with a goal by Cameron Wright two minutes into the third. The Lakers showed signs of life when Gage Torrel scored his first goal of the season on an assist by Cuglietta to cut the lead to, 4-2, before McLain scored and empty-netter to ice the win.

LSSU was outshot by BGSU for the second-straight night, 35-31, and went 0-for-6 on power play opportunities. Lake State held a, 43-31, advantage in faceoffs.

Freshman Mareks Mitens got the start in the net and allowed four goals on 30 shots faced in the loss. Mitens moves to 1-5-1 on the season.

The Lakers will continue conference play next weekend as they remain on the road for a weekend series with Alabama Huntsville November 17th – 18th.  The Lakers return home, Saturday November 25th, at 5:00 p.m for the first-annual “Thanksgiving Family Feast” promotion as they take on the USA Hockey 18 & Under National Team in an exhibition.

Source: LSSU Athletics


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