|1st||19:55||LSS||1-0||PP||Ian Miller (1)||Alex Globke/2|
|2nd||8:02||MTU||1-1||EV||Blake Hietala (1)||Mike Neville/1|
|2nd||12:13||MTU||2-1||EV GW||Blake Pietila (2)||David Johnstone/2, Reid Sturos/2|
|2nd||12:27||MTU||3-1||EV||Dylan Steman (1)||Cliff Watson/1, Joel L'Esperance/1|
|2nd||18:09||MTU||4-1||PP||David Johnstone (1)||Shane Hanna/1, Alex Petan/3|
|3rd||19:38||MTU||5-1||EV||Blake Hietala (2)||Malcolm Gould/1, Dylan Steman/1|
|Lake Superior State||1||0||0||1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||6||7||9||22|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Michigan Tech (2-0-0)||1/6||9/18||0|
|Lake Superior State (0-2-0)||1/8||7/14||0|
|Michigan Tech Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jamie Phillips (W, 2-0-0)||60:00||1||5||7||9||21|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gordon Defiel (L, 0-2-0)||40:00||4||11||22||0||33|
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State men's ice hockey team dropped their second straight game to the Michigan Tech Huskies this weekend, with the final score at 5-1. The Lakers now drop to 0-2-0 overall and in Western Collegiate Hockey Association games, while the Huskies improve to 2-0
The Lakers, under first year head coach Damon Whitten, came out for the second straight night to gain the one goal lead in the first period. Tonight it was sophomore Ian Miller lighting the lamp for the Lakers on a power-play goal with merely five seconds left in the opening frame. The Miller (1-0--1) tally was assisted by fellow sophomore, and reigning WCHA Freshman of the Year, Alex Globke (0-2--2).
Tech would answer with a four goal second period which marked the end of the night for starting goaltender Gordie Defiel. Defiel was replaced to begin the third in an opportunity for the coaching staff to see what they have in Kevin Aldridge, nephew of former Laker great Keith Aldridge.
Aldridge provided a solid 19:38 minutes in net before the Huskies capped their scoring on the night with a goal from Blake Heietala, with just 22 seconds remaining in the game. Heitala also opened the scoring for the Huskies in the second period with his first goal of the season.
Miller and Globke were joined on the Lakers top line by another sophomore, Matt Johnson. Johnson added an assist during Saturday night's 5-3 loss, while also providing strong play throughout the weekend.
"Johnson did a good job all weekend," said coach Whitten of his sophomore winger. "We thought Saturday night he was one of our better forwards, (he) played hard and he played fast."
"A lot of experienced gained," Whitten said of Defiel, "for Gordie to go in there, he got thrown into there Saturday night, you know 'Welcome to College Hockey', in a league game against Michigan Tech, who is picked very high in the rankings; he did a phenomenal job."
The young Lakers now must rebound before two road trips to non-conference opponents, at Robet Morris (Oct. 10-11) and at Notre Dame (Oct. 17-18).
Lake Superior State returns to the friendly confines of Taffy Abel Arena on October 24-25 against Northern Michigan. That WCHA tilt will be a part of 'Great Lake State Weekend'.