Lake Superior State Blanks USA Under-18 Team, 6-0
Freshman goalie Mareks Mitens makes 24 saves for Lakers

Freshman goalie Mareks Mitens made 24 saves for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:51  LSS1-0 EV GW Anthony NellisJ.T. Henke, Chase Gamelin
1st 9:00  LSS2-0 SH Gage TorrelDiego Cuglietta, Kyle Chatham
2nd 9:46  LSS3-0 EV Gage TorrelHampus Eriksson, Josh Nenadal
2nd 19:59  LSS4-0 PP Anthony NellisMax Humitz, J.T. Henke
3rd 5:48  LSS5-0 EV Max HumitzBrendan McKay, Ryan Renz
3rd 18:15  LSS6-0 EV Bryan BasilicoHampus Eriksson
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
USA Under-18 Team  0000
Lake Superior State  2226
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
USA Under-18 Team  710724
Lake Superior State  119626
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
USA Under-18 Team  0/5 7/14 0
Lake Superior State  1/6 6/12 1
USA Under-18 Team Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
JONATHAN MOR (L)60:006 97420
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mareks Mitens (W)60:000 710724

SAULT STE, MARIE, Mich. - There was no shortage of offense inside Taffy Abel Arena Saturday as the Lake Superior State men's hockey team shutout the USA Hockey Under 18 National Development Program, 6-0, in the 'Thanksgining Family Feast' exhibition.

"Definitely some good things tonight," said Lake Superior coach Damon Whitten. "I thought we were really clean with our puck touches.

"It's a different game obviously with these young kids; a different type of tenacity and physicality. They're really intelligent, they get to your hands and you have to win foot races. I thought we did a good job with that aspect of it."

The Lakers lit the lamps right out of the gate when Junior forward Anthony Nellis found the back of the net just 1:51 into the contest. LSSU added another in the first when junior Gage Torrel scored at the 9:00 mark.

Nellis and Torrel each added another goal in the second period scoring at 9:46 and 19:59. Max Humitz and Bryan Basilico put the game out of reach in the third period with goals at 5:48 and 18:15.

"Definitely a confidence booster for (Torrel)," Whitten said. "He's played a lot this year, he's played well but hasn't gotten on the score sheet a lot so hopefully this game is a springboard for him."

Freshman goaltender Mareks Mitens notched the shutout for Lake State with a perfect 24-of-24 save night in between the pipes

"I thought (Mitens) was really good in the second period for us," said Whitten. "They had a strong push back and he made two or three really timely and big saves that kept that goal margin for us."

Lake Superior outshot the USNDP, 26-24, in the contest and were 1-of-5 on the power play. USNDP was 0-of-4.

The Lakers return to Western Collegiate Hockey Association competition next weekend as they welcome Alaska-Fairbanks (Dec.1-2) for a two-game series.