Van Tetering Hat Trick Lifts Alaska Past Lake Superior State, 5-3
Sophomore forward Troy Van Tetering registers hat trick for Nanooks

Sophomore forward Troy Van Tetering scored a hat trick for the Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:16  AKF1-0 EV Justin Woods (8)Colton Leiter/8, James LaDouce/4
1st 12:28  AKF2-0 EV Colton Leiter (5)Zach Frye/8, Steven Jandric/11
1st 12:58  AKF3-0 EV Troy Van Tetering (3)Nikolas Koberstein/6
1st 15:42  LSS1-3 EV Gage Torrel (2)Diego Cuglietta/6
1st 19:06  AKF4-1 PP GW Troy Van Tetering (4)Kylar Hope/8, Tyler Cline/2
2nd 9:36  AKF5-1 EV Troy Van Tetering (5)Tyler Cline/3
2nd 16:04  LSS2-5 EV Max Humitz (8) -
3rd 7:43  LSS3-5 PP J.T. Henke (4)Diego Cuglietta/7, Josh Nenadal/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska  4105
Lake Superior State  1113
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska  98623
Lake Superior State  144826
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (5-10-2)  1/4 7/14 0
Lake Superior State (3-9-3)  1/7 4/8 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Anton Martinsson (W, 4-9-2)60:003 133723
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mareks Mitens (L, 1-5-1)20:004 5005
Nick Kossoff37:181 07613
Empty Net2:420     

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- After surrendering four first period goals Friday evening, the Lake Superior State hockey team failed to recover as it fell to Alaska-Fairbanks, 5-3, in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup.

With the loss, the Lakers fall to 3-9-3 overall on season with a 2-5-2 mark in the WCHA. The Nanooks move to 5-10-2, 3-7-1.

Alaska scored its first three goals in the in the 12th minute of the first period. Justin Woods, Colton Leiter and Troy Van Tetering scored for the Nooks.

Lake State got on the board at the 15:42 mark in the first period with goal form Gage Torrel (2) coming on an assist from Diego Cuglietta (6).

Van Tetering scored at in the final minute of the period and added another 9:36 in to the second to finish with a hat trick for UAF.

The Lakers clawed back with a goal from Max Humitz (8) at the 16:04 mark in the second. followed by a third period (7:43) goal from J.T. Henke to pull within two.

"Just an unacceptable effort from way too many guys and extremely disappointing night," said Lake Superior State coach Damon Whitten. "Essentially 42 seconds of this hockey game cost us. I'm not sure I've ever seen that in my entire life in hockey.

"We were really poor in defending our net, really soft and really embarrassing quite honestly. We shot ourselves in the foot. We're not going to score six goals many nights and win a 6-5. Just not a good enough defensive focus or effort tonight."

The Lakers outshot the Nooks, 23-26, on the night and were 1-of-6 on the power play. Alaska was 1-of-4.

LSSU will look to rebound to force a series split tomorrow evening at 7:07 p.m. Tickets are available at the Norris Center Ticket Office or by visiting lssulakers.com/tickets. For additional ticket information call 906-635-2602.