Lake Superior State Defeated By Michigan State, 6-0

Lake Superior State senior defenseman Aidan Wright (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:33  MSU1-0 PP GW Mitchell Lewandowski (2)Taro Hirose/6, Cody Milan/5
2nd 6:20  MSU2-0 EV EA DP Brennan Sanford (1)Mitch Eliot/1, Dylan Pavelek/1
2nd 7:51  MSU3-0 EV Mitch Eliot (1)Sam Saliba/1
2nd 15:35  MSU4-0 EV Jake Smith (2)Gianluca Esteves/1, Dylan Pavelek/2
2nd 19:38  MSU5-0 PP Mitchell Lewandowski (3)Cody Milan/6, Taro Hirose/7
3rd 15:20  MSU6-0 PP David Keefer (1)Jerad Rosburg/1, Tommy Miller/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  0000
Michigan State  1416
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  71715
Michigan State  8161034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (1-5-2)  0/4 8/16 0
Michigan State (4-2-0)  3/8 4/8 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mareks Mitens (L, 0-2-1)39:565 712019
Nick Kossoff20:001 0099
Empty Net0:040     
Michigan State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
John Lethemon (W, 4-1-0)59:530 71715
Empty Net0:070     

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Completing their weekend series against Michigan State, the Lake Superior State hockey team suffered its first sweep of the season, as the Spartans (4-2-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) scored four goals in the second period en route to a 6-0 win over the Lakers.

After having nearly rallied from a 4-0 deficit the night before, the Lakers (1-5-2, 0-1-1 WCHA) found themselves trailing by that same score towards the end of the second period. This time, however, there was no rally in store for them, as Spartan goaltender John Lethemon handed Lake Superior their first shutout of the season.

Michigan State got on the board late in the first period, when Mitch Lewandowski converted on a power play opportunity to make it 1-0 Spartans.

In the second period, Michigan State got even strength goals from Brennan Sanford, Mitch Eliot and Jake Smith. Smith's goal came on a delayed penalty, as Laker defenseman Aiden Wright was called for interference.

The Spartans made it 5-0 with 22 seconds left in the second period, when Lewandowski scored his second goal of the night - and his second on the power play.

To start the third period, the Lakers made a change in net, as Nick Kossoff, who played on Friday night, came in to relieve Mareks Mitens, who made 19 saves on 24 shots.

Michigan State added one more goal, this time from David Keefer on another power play opportunity. The Spartans were 3 for 8 on the man advantage, while the Lakers went 0 for 4.

Kossoff stopped 9 of 10 shots in relief of Mitens. Lethemon saved all 15 shots thrown his way for his first shutout of the year.

Lake Superior is back home on Friday, November 3rd, when Alaska-Anchorage pays a visit to Sault Ste. Marie. The Seawolves (0-5-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) were idle this weekend and have yet to begin league play. Tickets may be purchased at the Norris Center Ticket Office or online at