Perfetto Goal Lifts Lake Superior State Past Alaska In Overtime, 3-2
Senior forward Stephen Perfetto scores game-winner for Lakers

Senior forward Stephen Perfetto scored the game-winning goal for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 17:06  AKF1-0 EV Josh Atkinson (2)Garrick Perry/6, Trevor Campbell/4
3rd 0:14  LSS1-1 EV Bryce Schmitt (5)Matt Johnson/4, Eric Drapluk/3
3rd 12:49  LSS2-1 EV Chris Ciotti (4)Bryce Schmitt/5, Jason Bird/3
3rd 14:53  AKF2-2 EV Shawn Hochhausen (1)Jared Linnell/1, Alec Hajdukovich/3
OT 1:44  LSS3-2 EV GW Stephen Perfetto (4)James Roll/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska  01102
Lake Superior State  00213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska  8119129
Lake Superior State  5711225
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (6-6-0)  0/2 4/8 0
Lake Superior State (3-11-0)  0/3 3/6 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Davis Jones (L, 3-2-0)61:443 579122
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Gordon Defiel (W, 3-9-0)61:332 8108127
Empty Net0:110      

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State ice hockey finished off Pink in the Rink weekend with an exciting 3-2 comeback-win in overtime over Alaska to give them a split on the series. Stephen Perfetto (4-2--6) netted the overtime game-winner to give the Lakers and head coach Damon Whitten their first home win of the season.

Alaska (6-6-0, 1-5-0 WCHA) opened up the scoring in the second period, after a scoreless first, with a Josh Atkinson goal with 2:54 remaining in the period. The Nanooks took a 1-0 lead into the third period.

The Lakers (3-11-0, 3-7-0 WCHA) received a strike 14 seconds into the final frame from leading-scorer Bryce Schmitt (5-5--10). Chris Ciotti (4-1--5), who has scored in three straight games, gave the Lakers a brief 2-1 lead with 7:11 remaining in regulation.

Shawn Hochhausen scored the tying-goal for the Nanooks 2:04 minutes later to force overtime.

Just under two minutes into the five minute overtime period, James Roll (0-7--7) intercepted a Nanooks' pass and carried it across the the ice before unloading a shot that careened off of an Alaskan defender. That was when Perfetto snagged the rebound and slipped the game winner past a sprawling Davis Jones. Roll was credited with his fourth assist on the weekend from the game winner.

Gordon Defiel started the game in net for the Lakers and picked up his third win of the season, and first home win as a Laker. Defiel made 27 saves in the effort.

Jones made 22 saves for the Nanooks, however, was unable to match Defiel's effort in game two.

The Lakers will again be at home next weekend as they face Minnesota State- Mankato on Nov. 28-29.