The Lake Superior State Lakers had a rough two-game series at Notre Dame in a rare Thursday-Friday matchup.
On Thursday night, the Fighting Irish's offense exploded, beating the Lakers by the score of 7-3.
Nathan Perkovich scored a power-play goal for LSSU assisted by Zac MacVoy. In the second period freshman Rick Schofield scored his first collegiate goal on a feed from defenseman Steve Oleksy. Schofield's goal was book-ended by a two pair of Irish goals, and the Lakers were down 6-2 after the second.
LSSU had a strong third period, though, and junior Josh Sim wrapped up the scoring for the Lakers assisted by Troy Schwab.
Pat Inglis was in net for Lake State, giving up all seven Notre Dame goals.
On Friday night, the Lakers played a lot better defensively, but fell by the score of 4-1.
Perkovich scored the Lakers lone goal of the night in the second period. It was a power-play goal assisted by freshman Matt Cowie and Scwab.
Freshman goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson stayed impressive, making 32 saves in his first loss.
The Lakers (1-4-1, 0-2-0 CCHA) travel to Wayne State this weekend in non-conference action. This will be the final meeting between the in-state rivals due to the Warriors ending their program at the end of the season.