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Friday, February 29, 2008

Lakers sneak past Wildcats, 3-2

By Mike Burrill/LSSU Beat Writer

The Lake Superior State Lakers were able to hold off the Northern Michigan Wildcats Thursday night at Taffy Abel Arena for a 3-2 win.

NMU came out in the first period with a little more jump, but Laker netminder Brian Mahoney-Wilson was up to the challenge. The Lakers were happy to end the first period in a 0-0 dead lock.

In the second period, it would be the Wildcat goalie Brian Stewart who would make the amazing saves. He was intricate in NMU killing off a 5-on-3 Laker power play. Despite dominating the 'Cats territorially, Lake State would soon find themselves in a 2-0 whole.

Nathan Perkovich would finally solve Stewart, scoring a deflection goal at the end of the second stanza. John Scrymgeour and senior Jason Blain would earn the assists.

The third period was another competitive one, but the Lakers would be the only ones to find the net. Senior Dan Eves would tie things up when he took a nice feed from Zac MacVoy by the left circle.

Freshman Rick Schofield would score yet another game winning goal, with MacVoy getting another helper. Scholfield is on a four game goal scoring streak.

Mahoney-Wilson was able to hold off the Wildcats the rest of the night with 22 saves. Stewart ended the game with 23 saves, and was pulled with 1:14 remaining in the third in lieu of an extra attacker.

The Lakers extended their home win streak to six games, and both teams end the regular season Saturday night in Marquette.

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