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Lakers and Bulldogs skate to a 2-2 tie in third matchup of the season

Steve McJannet

Jan. 20, 2006

BIG RAPIDS--Lake Superior State and Ferris State skated to their third tie of the hockey season Friday night when they ended the game in overtime at 2-2. Junior goaltender Jeff Jakaitis made 42 saves for the Lakers.

Ferris State (10-8-6 overall, 5-6-5 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) winger Nick Scheible put his team on the board at 4:06 of the first period. Scheible scored on the power play off an assist from Adam Welch and Brendan Connolly.

Lake State (12-6-5 overall, 8-6-3 CCHA) captain Steve McJannet tied the game at one at 11:08 of the first period. Defenseman Ren Fauci assisted on the even-strength goal.

Assistant captain Nathan Ward gave his team its first lead of the night four minutes later. Ward scored his fifth goal of the year on the power play. Dominic Osman and Jakaitis assisted on the goal. Jakaitis's assist was his first as a Laker.

Neither the Bulldogs nor Lakers scored in the second period.

FSU's Matt Verdone tied the game at 7:28 of the third period. Verdone's 12th goal of the season was assisted by Zac Pearson.

The Bulldogs out shot the Lakers 44-20.

Ferris State was 1-7 on the power play. Lake Superior State was 1-6.

Jakaitis earned Perani Cup first star of the game honors.

The Lakers and the Bulldogs will face-off again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. in Big Rapids, Mich.

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