By Mike Burrill/LSSU Beat Writer
Friday night at Taffy Abel Arena, Alaska netminder Wylie Rogers held the Lake Superior State Lakers scoreless until approximately four minutes left in the third period, when freshman Will Acton finally found the 4x6 on the power play.
Acton's marker was assisted by Steve Kaunisto and Josh Sim.
In overtime, it was another freshman Rick Schofield who blasted a shot past Rogers from between the circles to give the Lakers the win. Zac MacVoy made the pass to Schofield, and senior Dan Eves earned the other assist. LSSU kept Roger busy all night, as he made 39 saves in the game.
Lake State goalie Brian Mahoney-Wilson was equally impressive, making 25 saves and only giving up the one goal.
Saturday was Senior Night as the Lakers took on the Nanooks in game two. Lake State would pick up where they left off the previous night, scoring three unanswered goals in the first period.
The first goal scored by Schofield again, set up by Eves and Steven Oleksy. The next two goals were scored by sophomore John Scrymgeour, both on semi-breakaways. His first goal was scored while the each team skated four apiece, with senior Jason Blain getting the only assist.
His second tally was short-handed assisted by Kaunisto and Simon Gysbers. Alaska came back, scoring a five on three goal early in the second.
Then the Lakers tried helping them out, scoring on their own net halfway through the stanza.
The Nanooks seized the momentum, tying the game early in the third. The Laker seniors would not be out done. Blain then scored the game winner set up by freshman Chad Nehring.
Moments later, Eves would complete the scoring, netting an insurance goal assisted by MacVoy and senior Justin Gutwald.
UAF net minder Roger was pulled after the first period in favor of Chad Johnson. LSSU goaltender Pat Inglis made 22 saves for the win.
Seniors Dan Eves and Jason Blain ended the game with an goal and assist a piece, while senior defensman Justin Gutwald had one assist.
The Lakers (8-18-6, 6-15-5 CCHA) play their last home game of the season on Thursday, taking on U.P. rival Northern Michigan.