Lake Superior State Tops Ferris State, 5-3, to Split Weekend Series
Junior forward Gage Torrel posts two goals and assist for Lakers

Junior forward Gage Torrel scored two goals and an assist for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:08  LSS1-0 PP Gage Torrel (3)Lukas Kaelble/6, Hampus Eriksson/5
1st 16:49  LSS2-0 PP Jake Hand (7)Gage Torrel/6, Diego Cuglietta/8
1st 17:13  LSS3-0 EV Anthony Nellis (8)Bryan Basilico/1, Alexandro Ambrosio/1
2nd 13:33  FSU1-3 EV Trevor Recktenwald (2)Joe Rutkowski/7
3rd 3:38  FSU2-3 EV Ryker Killins (6)Coale Norris/6, Jacob Hetz/1
3rd 4:19  FSU3-3 EV Jason Tackett (1)Mitch Maloney/7, Cameron Clarke/4
3rd 12:35  LSS4-3 EV GW Kyle Chatham (1)Diego Cuglietta/9, Max Humitz/8
3rd 19:18  LSS5-3 EV EN Brayden Gelsinger (6) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  0123
Lake Superior State  3025
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  59923
Lake Superior State  1171129
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (10-15-1)  0/6 7/14 0
Lake Superior State (6-16-4)  2/5 7/14 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Darren Smith20:003 8008
Justin Kapelmaster (L, 6-9-0)39:031 07916
Empty Net0:571     
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Kossoff (W, 5-7-2)59:413 58720
Empty Net0:190     

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A strong start and an even stronger finish propelled the Lake Superior State hockey team to a 4-3 win and a Western Collegiate Hockey Association spilt against Ferris State inside Taffy Abel Arena.

The Lakers improve to 6-16-4 overall and 4-11-3 in the WCHA with the loss. The Bulldogs move to 10-14-1, 7-9-1.

LSSU came out of the gates hard in the first period jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Gage Torrel, Jake Hand and Anthony Nellis were the goal scorers for Lake State.

FSU began their comeback in later stages of the second period when Trevor Rectenwald put the Bulldogs on the board at the 13:33 mark. Two quick goals in the first five minutes of the third from Ryker Killins and Jason Tackett tied things up.

Senior defenseman Kyle Chatham put the Lakers back up when scoring his first goal of the season at the 12:35 mark. Brayden Gelsinger iced the game with an empty netter with 48 seconds left in regulation.

Junior netminder Nick Kossoff turned in a solid night in between the pipes for LSSU with 20 saves on 23 shots faced.

Lake Superior outshot Ferris State, 29-23, in the loss and were 2-of-5 with the man advantage. FSU was 0-of-6 on power play opportunities.

The Lakers will hit the road next weekend to take on rival Northern Michigan in another WCHA series. LSSU is back home for their final home series of the year (Jan.26-27) as they take on Bowling Green.