|1st||1:51||LSS||1-0||EV GW||Anthony Nellis||J.T. Henke, Chase Gamelin|
|1st||9:00||LSS||2-0||SH||Gage Torrel||Diego Cuglietta, Kyle Chatham|
|2nd||9:46||LSS||3-0||EV||Gage Torrel||Hampus Eriksson, Josh Nenadal|
|2nd||19:59||LSS||4-0||PP||Anthony Nellis||Max Humitz, J.T. Henke|
|3rd||5:48||LSS||5-0||EV||Max Humitz||Brendan McKay, Ryan Renz|
|3rd||18:15||LSS||6-0||EV||Bryan Basilico||Hampus Eriksson|
|USA Under-18 Team||0||0||0||0|
|Lake Superior State||2||2||2||6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|USA Under-18 Team||7||10||7||24|
|Lake Superior State||11||9||6||26|
|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)||60:00||6||9||7||4||20|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Mareks Mitens (W)||60:00||0||7||10||7||24|
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.