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Lakers swept on the road at Michigan

Lake State returns to action next weekend on the road against Notre Dame
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On the road for the first time in the college hockey season, the Lake Superior State Lakers hockey team dropped a pair of games against the University of Michigan at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Michigan held of a Lakers rally on Saturday in a 4-3 win after winning the opener.

On Saturday night, Michigan scored three times in the opening period to take the lead but Hampus Eriksson and Louis Boudon scored 45 seconds apart to cut the Michigan lead to one goal.

Jack Summers scored what turned into the game-winner midway through the second period for Michigan.

Lukas Kaelble scored 22 seconds into the third period to cut the Michigan lead to 4-3 but the Lakers couldn’t find the equalizer in the final frame, despite outshooting the home team 12-5 in the period.

Jack Becker had a pair of goals for Michigan while Jimmy Lambert also scored.

John Beecher and Michael Pastujov assisted on a pair of goals each.

Kaelble had a goal and an assist for the Lakers while Yuki Miura assisted on a pair of goals.

Mareks Mitens stopped 22 shots for the Lakers.

Strauss Mann made 23 saves for Michigan.

On Friday night, Mann made 24 saves as the Wolverines shut out the Lakers 4-0.

Becker, Nick Blankenburg, Will Lockwood, and Nolan Moyle scored for Michigan in Friday’s win. Eric Ciccolini assisted on a pair of goals.

Mitens made 24 saves.

The Lakers return to action on Oct. 25 when the team is on the road to open a two-game weekend set against Notre Dame.

The team will open Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference action on Nov. 1 at home against Ferris State.


Brad Coccimiglio

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