|2nd||0:43||LSS||1-0||SH||Gus Correale (3)||Stephen Perfetto/6|
|2nd||14:55||ALH||1-1||EV||Doug Reid (2)||Jack Prince/8, Richard Buri/2|
|3rd||8:28||ALH||2-1||PP GW||Max McHugh (8)||Jack Prince/9, Brandon Parker/12|
|3rd||19:57||ALH||3-1||EV EN||Brent Fletcher (2)||-|
|Lake Superior State||0||1||0||1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||9||7||10||26|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alabama Huntsville (8-18-4)||1/6||9/18||0|
|Lake Superior State (7-23-2)||0/7||8/16||1|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Carmine Guerriero (W, 8-11-3)||60:00||1||9||6||10||25|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gordon Defiel (L, 7-21-2)||57:59||2||5||11||5||21|
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- After ending in a draw with Alabama-Huntsville in the series opener Friday night, Lake Superior State dropped the second game of the series 3-1 Saturday evening. The Lakers (7-23-2, 6-17-1 WCHA) were unable to find their stride offensively in the series, posting just two goals for the second straight weekend series and the fifth consecutive game of mustering just a single goal.
The Lakers gave the starting nod to freshman goaltender Gordon Defiel (7-21-2) once again to conclude the series. Defiel posted 21 saves on the evening while the Lakers outshot their opponents 26-24. Defiel was responsible for two of the Chargers' (8-18-4, 7-16-1 WCHA) goals on the night.
Carmine Guerriero (8-11-3) propelled the Chargers to their first win in their last six games. The sophomore goaltender posted 25 saves with his only blemish coming 43 seconds into the second period as Gus Correale (3-5--8) scored a short-handed goal on a feed from Stephen Perfetto (8-6--14) who intercepted a pass in the offensive zone.
As they did in the first game, leading to the tie, the Chargers responded this time late in the second frame with a goal by Doug Reid. The goal was the second of the season for Reid, who received a lead pass from Jack Prince (5-9--14) that slipped him past a regrouping Laker defense.
The teams went to the second intermission tied 1-1 with the Chargers leading in shots 17-16.
8:28 into the final frame, the Chargers gained their go-ahead goal from freshman Max McHugh (8-10--18) on a power play set up by a holding call against Jayson Angus (0-1--1) at 8:19 of the third. McHugh buried a rebound from a shot by Prince, his second assist of the evening, and Brandon Parker collected his 11th assist of the season on the goal.
With Defiel pulled in lieu of the extra attacker, the Lakers added some quality shots on Guerriero in the waning minutes. Guerriero was up to the task, turning all of the tying attempts away.
As the final seconds ticked away Brent Fletcher (2-5--7) blocked a shot attempt by Eric Drapluk (3-5--8) and flipped it over the heads of the Lakers' blue liners and three-quarters of the way down the ice into the empty net with three seconds remaining.
The Lakers ended the night, which was marred by penalties on both sides, 0-7 on the power play. The Chargers converted one of their six attempts on the advantage.
The Lakers will head to the bye week in the eighth spot of WCHA teams eligible for the conference playoffs next week, trailing the Chargers by two points. Following the bye, the Lakers will travel to Northern Michigan Feb. 27-28 before returning home for the season finale March 6-7 against Ferris State.