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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bulldogs sweep away Lakers

By Michael David/LSSU Beat Writer

The Lake Superior State Lakers and the Ferris State Bulldogs hooked up over the weekend in Sault Ste. Marie. The Lakers out-shot and out-played the 6th ranked Bulldogs in each game, but Ferris won the stat that means the most, the scoreboard.

On Friday night Ferris took advantage of a little puck luck, when a pass from behind the net bounced in off Laker goalie Kevin Kapalka. Corey Kane was credited with the goal. The Bulldogs took advantage of a shaken Kapalka, scoring two more goals in their next three shots. Garrett Thompson and Justin DeMartino were the goal scorers. Ferris looked like they put the game away early, when Gerald Mayhew scored a power play goal before the first period ended.

The two teams traded goals in the second period. Colin Campbell finally got the Lakers on the board with a power play marker. The Bulldogs responded ten minutes later with a goal by Matt Robertson. 

Lake State would dominate the third period, but were only able to get within two before running out of time. Kevin Czuczman scored on a blast from the point, and Eric Drapluk added a power play goal to wrap up the scoring.

Kapalka was pulled after giving up his third goal, but came back into the game beginning the second making 14 saves, and giving up four goals. Kevin Murdock made nine saves for the Lakers and gave up one goal. In net for Ferris, C.J. Motte stood on his head making 39 saves on the night. LSSU out-shot Ferris by a 42-28 margin.

On Saturday night, the Lakers fell again by the score of 3-1. The Bulldogs jumped to another early lead, with goals by DeMartino and Robertson in the first period.

LSSU scored it's only goal of the night in the second period, when freshman Alex Globke lit the lamp.

Ferris added an empty-netter in the third period by Thompson to secure the win. Kapalka was in net again for the Lakers, making 19 saves. Motte continued his resilience, making 36 saves for the Bulldogs. LSSU out-shot Ferris again 37-21.

The Lakers (9-6-1, 5-5 WCHA) travel up to Anchorage, Alaska to face the Sea Wolves for the first time in conference play. Ferris will play at Michigan this Wednesday, and at Michigan State on Saturday.

Photos taken by and property of Michael David

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