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MSU prevails in unexpected shootout

Ren Fauci

Feb. 5, 2004

Box Score

SAULT STE. MARIE - Two Central Collegiate Hockey Association teams that had been struggling offensively exploded for 13 goals on Thursday at Taffy Abel Arena. Michigan State's David Booth had a hat trick to lead the Spartans to an 8-5 come-from-behind victory.

The Lakers, who scored more goals against MSU than they have in their last six games combined, set the stage for an exciting rematch at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. The game will air live of Fox Detroit, Leafs TV and WSUE 101.3 FM.

Lake Superior State (6-14-5 overall, 4-12-3 CCHA) led on three different occasions, going ahead 2-0 early in the first period, 4-3 early in the second period and 5-4 midway through the middle stanza. The Spartans (17-13-1 overall, 12-8-1 CCHA) scored four unanswered goals, including two in the third period, to pull away with the win.

In addition to Booth, Brock Radunske scored two goals for MSU, and Kevin Estrada, Tom Goebel and Mike Lalonde added one each. Jim Slater totaled three assists, and Ash Goldie and Colton Fretter chipped in two each.

MSU was coming off 2-1 and 3-1 home losses to league leader Miami.

Tim Krueckl led LSSU with two goals, while Derek Smith, Alex Dunn and Bo Cheesman notched one each. Jeff Rainville and Kory Scoran contributed two assists each, and Ren Fauci, Trent Campbell, Jon Booras, Dominic Osman and Alex Dunn added one apiece.

Michigan State finished 1-for-3 on the power play, while Lake Superior State was 1-for-4. Booth and Krueckl tallied power-play goals.

MSU goaltender Dominic Vicari (9-10-0) totaled 17 saves. LSSU goalie Matt Violin (4-10-3) stopped 26 shots.

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