Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - Lake Superior State fell to the Seawolves of Alaska Anchorage 5-2 in the second game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association weekend series. The Seawolves punced on the Lakers early striking with the first two goals, followed by three unanswered goals following the Lakers' first mark.
Lake Superior (13-14-1, 9-11-0 WCHA) received a second period goal by Bryce Schmitt, which brought the Lakers within a goal. Chris Ciotti (1-9--10) and Zach Loesch (0-8--8) combined for the assists. That was the Lakers only goal after the first two frames as Anchorage was able to post a pair of goals prior to a scrum at 12:58 of the second period, which resulted in the ejections of the Lakers' Kevin Czuczman (9-9--18) and Dereck Docken of the Seawolves.
The Lakers added a goal 34 seconds into the third period by Stephen Perfetto. Alex Globke (10-18--28) picked up his fourth assist of the weekend on the goal and Dan Radke (5-14--19) tallied his third point of the home series. The goal by Perfetto turned out to be the final goal for either side as the WCHA opponents finished their season meetings with a pair of home series splits.
In net for the Lakers, Kevin Murdock (6-9-0) saved 34 of the 39 shots he faced and was summoned to the bench with 3:47 left to play for the Lakers to receive an extra attacker. The Seawolves' Rob Gunderson was able to keep the Lakers at bay as he totaled 26 saves on 28 shots.
This evening's game was dedicated to honor Gil Somes, long time equipment manager for the Lakers, who has been involved with Laker hockey for over four decades. It was also part of the "Whiteout Weekend".
The Lakers will be on the road next weekend as the travel to Marquette, Mich. to face Upper Peninsular rivals Northern Michigan (Feb 14-15). The Lakers return home for the final homestand at the end of the month to face Minnesota State- Mankato (Feb. 28-March 1).