|1st||1:47||AKF||1-0||EV||Nolan Huysmans (3)||Shawn Hochhausen/1|
|1st||5:27||LSS||1-1||EV||Austin McKay (3)||James Roll/4, Stephen Perfetto/2|
|1st||14:48||AKF||2-1||EV||Peter Krieger (4)||Colton Parayko/5|
|1st||19:55||LSS||2-2||EV||Chris Ciotti (2)||Bryce Schmitt/4|
|2nd||1:29||AKF||3-2||EV||Zach Frye (1)||Colton Sparrow/3, Trevor Campbell/2|
|2nd||3:59||AKF||4-2||PP||Marcus Basara (5)||Nolan Kaiser/5, Colton Parayko/6|
|2nd||6:08||AKF||5-2||PP||Colton Parayko (3)||Tyler Morley/8, Marcus Basara/3|
|3rd||1:56||AKF||6-2||EV GW||Tayler Munson (2)||Alec Hajdukovich/2, Trevor Campbell/3|
|3rd||4:29||LSS||3-6||EV||Nathan Harris (1)||James Roll/5|
|3rd||5:44||AKF||7-3||EV||Marcus Basara (6)||Tyler Morley/9, Garrick Perry/5|
|3rd||13:54||LSS||4-7||PP||Stephen Perfetto (3)||Eric Drapluk/2, James Roll/6|
|3rd||14:16||LSS||5-7||EV||Chris Ciotti (3)||Kyle Chatham/2, Jason Bird/2|
|Lake Superior State||2||0||3||5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||9||4||10||23|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Lake Superior State (2-11-0)||1/6||6/23||0|
|John Keeney (W, 1-1-0)||60:00||5||7||4||7||18|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gordon Defiel (L, 2-9-0)||23:38||3||0||8||3||11|
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State dropped the first of two games against the Alaska Nanooks on Friday night by a score of 7-5. The Lakers (2-11-0, 2-7-0 WCHA) hosted WCHA rivals Alaska Nanooks (6-5-0, 1-5-0 WCHA) as part of the seventh annual Pink in the Rink weekend.
The Lakers used all three goaltenders dressed during the game after starting goaltender Kevin Aldridge (0-3-0) gave up four goals on 20 shots and his replacement, Gordon Defiel, made 11 saves on 14 shots. Coach Damon Whitten decided to then give sophomore Peter Megariotis his first playing time as a Laker with 12:31 remaining in the third period. Megariotis made 2 saves in the relief stint.
The game saw a lot of scoring in many sporadic, and momentum turning bursts. The Nanooks were able to hold on late, however after the were able to tack on two late goals.
Offensively, the Lakers were lead by Chris Ciotti (3-1--4) scoring two goals, Stephen Perfetto (3-2--5) netting a goal and an assist, and James Roll (0-5--5) with a pair of assists.
For the Nanooks, John Keeney (1-0-0) made 18 saves in the effort to give Alaska the victory. Offensively, the Nanooks were lead by Marcus Basara with two goals and an assist and Colton Parayko netting a goal and two assists.
The Lakers and Nanooks will be back at it again Saturday night for game two of the series at 7:07 pm.