By Michael David/LSSU Beat Writer
The Bowling Green State Falcons handed the Lake Superior State Lakers their first loss of the season, winning 1-0 on Friday to kick off Parent's Weekend in the Sault.
Sophomore netminder Kevin Kapalka was stellar in net for the Lakers, making 28 saves. The only puck to find the Lakers net was a power play goal in the second period. Andrew Hammond made 19 saves for the shutout for Bowling Green. The Falcons ended up 1-5 with the man advantage, while the Lakers were 0-4.
On Saturday night, Lake State returned the favor, by handing Bowling Green their first loss, winning by the score of 4-1.
After being shut-out on Friday, the upstart Lakers wasted little time finding the net, when Kyle Haines' blast from the point beat Hammond only 22 seconds into the game. Fred Cassiani and defenseman Kyle Pobur would earn the assists.
The Lakers would go up 2-0 in the first, when Dominic Monardo added a power-play goal assisted by Haines and Zach Trotman.
The two goal lead would last until the Falcons made it a 2-1 game halfway through the third period. Trotman helped the Lakers regain their two goal lead, scoring at 18:26 of the third, with assists going to Monardo and freshman Stephen Perfetto.
The Falcons were unable to score with the extra attacker, and Colin Campbell would shoot the puck into the empty net for his third of the season.
The Lakers out-shot Bowling Green 37-18 in the game, and were 1-3 on the power-play. The Falcons went 0-3 with the extra man.
Lake State stands in first place of the CCHA after the weekend with nine points.
The Lakers travel to Miami next weekend for two conference games.