After a penalty-filled first period, with former Laker Barry Pochmara calling eight minor penalties, the Lakers found themselves up 1-0 after Dominic Osman was able to score a power-play goal.
Trent Campbell added a power-play goal in the second period and captain Steve McJannet added a shorthanded goal to give the Lakers a three-goal lead. UAF was able get on the board before the end of the second period to bring the score to 3-1.
McJannet added a second goal in the third period to extend the Lakers lead to 4-1 before UAF knocked in a goal while playing 6-on-4 in the last minute of the game.
Laker goalie Jeff Jakaitis stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced including nine of 10 while shorthanded and four of five with UAF having two additional attackers.
The Lakers where able to weather the Alaskan storm during the first two periods of Saturday’s game to come away with the victory.
LSSU came back twice from one-goal deficits with goals by Colin Nicholson, in the second period, and Troy Schwab, in the third period, to tie the game at 2-2 in the third period. Nathan Ward scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period and the Lakers were able to hold on for the 3-2 win.
Jakaitis stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced.
The Lakers play their next seven games on the road, beginning with a non-conference series Dec. 9-10 in
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