For Lake Superior State, there’s nothing quite like a tie game this season.
Over the weekend the Lakers (7-13-6, 6-7-5 CCHA) made the long trip to Alaska-Fairbanks and came away with their fifth and sixth tie games of the season. The deadlocks are a disturbing trend for the Lakers with three games in a row and five out of their last eight ending with the same digits on both side of the scoreboard.
Friday night the Lakers sailed out to a two goal lead before settling for a 2-2 final with the Nanooks.
Kory Scoran and Steve McJannett each scored in the first period to put LSSU on top. UAF came back with a second period marker by Aaron Lee and then 1:01 left in the game and the extra attacker on, Kyle Greentree knotted the score for good.
Jeff Jakaitis kept LSSU in the game with career-high 49 saves.
The Lakers jumped on top again on Saturday with a Colin Nicholson first period goal, but couldn’t hold on again as they finished with a 1-1 tie.
Aaron Lee scored the lone marker for the Nanooks in the second period.
Senior Matt Violin made 33 saves for LSSU.
LSSU's power-play sputtered again as they finished 0-for-9 with the man-advantage at UAF. The Lakers are now scoreless on their last 47 power-play attempts and have gone 11 games without a power-play goal.
With ten games left in the regular season the Lakers find themselves sitting in a sixth place conference tie with UAF, Michigan State, and Miami. Up next is a two game tussle with the second place Ohio State Buckeyes at the Taffy Abel Arena next weekend.