Junior Stephen Perfetto scores game-winner for Lakers

Junior Stephen Perfetto scored the game-winner for the Lakers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Matt Larose's 42 saves kept the University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team in a tight contest at home, but Lake Superior State came away with a 2-1 victory Friday night at the Von Braun Center.

The UAH (1-31-1, 1-21-1 WCHA) netminder finished with 40-plus saves for the fifth time this season, while also keeping the visiting Lakers (15-15-1, 11-12-0 WCHA) out of the net for the entire third period. Larose notched 14 saves in the third period alone.

Brandon Carlson scored the first goal of his career at 18:04 of the first period, after the defenseman-playing-wingman redirected a shot into the back of the net. Graeme Strukoff fired the initial shot from the blue line, allowing Carlson to jostle his position in front of goal to score the goal.

It's the first goal of Carlson's career with Regan Soquila picking up the secondary assist. Strukoff was credited with the primary assist on the goal.

Lake Superior State responded at 13:42 of the second period, when Colin Campbell scored his 11th goal of the season. Campbell found an opening in the low slot to tie the game.

Stephen Perfetto gave the Lakers the lead just 2:10 later when he scored the game's third goal at 15:52. Perfetto caught UAH still recovering from the previous goal allowed, giving the visitors their game-winning goal.

The Chargers scored their goal on the power play going 1-for-3 on the day. Lake Superior finished 0-for-3 as UAH's penalty kill was on point.

The two teams will play again tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m. All fans will be admitted free once again with the first 500 fans receiving a free team photo.