Three-Goal Third Period Sends Michigan Tech Past Lake Superior State, 5-3
Senior forward Tanner Kero and junior forward Alex Petan each record goal and two assists for Huskies

Senior forward Tanner Kero had a goal and two assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:42  LSS1-0 EV Daniel Vernace (1)Matt Johnson/1
1st 7:02  MTU1-1 PP Reid Sturos (1)David Johnstone/1, Alex Petan/1
1st 12:22  LSS2-1 EV Garret Clemment (1) -
1st 18:41  MTU2-2 EV Alex Petan (1)Alex Gillies/1, Tanner Kero/1
3rd 7:28  MTU3-2 EV Malcolm Gould (1)Alex Gillies/2, Tanner Kero/2
3rd 9:56  LSS3-3 EV Jason Bird (1)Alex Globke/1, Bryce Schmitt/1
3rd 10:22  MTU4-3 EV GW Tanner Kero (1)Alex Petan/2, Tyler Heinonen/1
3rd 19:28  MTU5-3 EV EN Blake Pietila (1)Reid Sturos/1, Riley Sweeney/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  2035
Lake Superior State  2013
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  13111236
Lake Superior State  57618
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (1-0-0)  1/3 7/14 0
Lake Superior State (0-1-0)  0/7 3/6 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jamie Phillips (W, 1-0-0)59:423 37515
Empty Net0:180     
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 0-1-0)58:564 1111931
Empty Net1:041     

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State men's hockey began their new era under head coach Damon Whitten fell short in the season opener against Michigan Tech, falling to the Huskies by a score of 5-3.

The Lakers showed heart and grit against a much more experienced Michigan Tech squad that was predicited to finish third in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings at the end of the season.

Daniel Vernace started the scoring for the Lakers with an even strength goal, only 2:52 into the game. After the Huskies tied the game from a power play goal by Reid Sturos, Garret Clemment added an unassisted goal that snuck between Jaimie Phillips and the right-side pipe. The game would remain tied at two after the first period and through the second period.

Malcolm Gould opened the scoring for Michigan Tech in the third period at the 13:32 mark, which gave them their first lead of the game. Freshman Jason Bird notched his first goal as a Laker at the 10:04 mark, merely seconds after a Laker power play had concluded.

Gordie Defiel got the start in net for the Lakers, racking up 31 saves in his first career start as a Laker.

The Huskies were too tough however, scoring two goals including an empty netter to finish off the Lakers. The Lakers return tomorrow night against the Huskies. The puck will drop at 5:07 pm.