KALAMAZOO, MICH--- The Lake Superior State Lakers made a little history on Friday night as the downed the Western Michigan Broncos, 3-2, at the Lawson Arena. The win was the Lakers first road win over the Broncs since February, 2000.
Forward Bo Cheesman and defenseman Kory Scoran each scored to push LSSU (9-17-7, 8-11-6 CCHA) out to a 2-0 lead by the 4:54 mark of the second period.
The Broncos (11-18-2, 6-17-2 CCHA) charged back and tied the game with goals by Brent Walton and Jeff Pierce.
The Lakers held off the Broncos attack from there on and at 8:26 of the third period, sophomore Matt Restoule scored his seventh of the season for the game winner.
Laker goaltender Jeff Jakaitis started the game and totaled 22 saves. Matt Violin replaced Jakaitis after Pierce’s goal at the 1:18 mark of the third period and made 11 saves.
Vince Bellissimo stopped 25 shots on the other end for the Broncos.
LSSU finished the evening 0-6 on the power play and WMU went 1-3 with the man-advantage.
The Lakers and Broncos will conclude their two game bill with a 7:35 face-off back in K’Zoo on Saturday night.
Also on the ice Friday night…
Darin Olver scored a pair of goals as Northern Michigan rolled past Ferris State, 5-2, in Big Rapids.
Michigan State lost for the fourth time in five games as they dropped a, 2-1, loss on the road at Bowling Green.
The Michigan Tech Huskies skated to a 2-2 tie against the Seawolves at Alaska-Anchorage.
The Wayne State Warrior Women dropped a 3-1 decision to the Niagara Purple Eagles in Detroit.