SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Lake Superior State defeated Alaska 4-1 during its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association game. Freshman forward Alex Globke scored twice as the Lakers improved 5-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the WCHA.
Alaska dropped to 4-3-2 overall and 1-2-0 WCHA.
The Lakers and Nanooks were unable to score in the first period. Alaska's Trevor Campbell netted UAF's lone goal at the six-minute mark of the second period.
Globke, the WCHA's top freshman scorer with 4-6--10, tallied LSSU's first goal of the game at 12:12 of the second from junior defenseman Kevin Czuczman (3-3--6). Sophomore defenseman Eric Drapluk (2-1--3) netted the game-winning goal at 16:04 from senior forward Dan Radke (1-7--8), who is tied for second in the WCHA in assists.
Globke scored his second goal of the evening from Drapluk and Radke. Junior forward Andrew Dommett (3-1--4) finished the Lakers' scoring at 5:35 of the third.
The Lakers fended off Alaska's power play, holding the Nanooks to 0-for-8. LSSU was 0-for-5.
Senior netminder Kevin Kapalka (2-0-1) made 29 saves for the Lakers, while Davis Jones (2-2-1) tallied 21 saves for the Nanooks.