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Bulldogs defeat the Lakers 3-1

Josh Sim

Jan. 21, 2006

BIG RAPIDS--Ferris State's hockey team ended its streak of three straight ties versus Lake Superior State on Saturday night when the Bulldogs beat the Lakers 3-1 in the two teams' fourth meeting of the season.

The two teams skated to a scoreless first period despite FSU outshooting the Lakers 18-7 in the period.

Freshman forward Josh Sim put the Lakers ahead by one goal at 8:43 of the second period. Defenseman Barnabas Birkeland assisted on the goal.

Ferris State's (11-8-6, 6-6-5 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) Mark Bomersback tied that game at 9:20 of the third period. His tenth goal of the season was scored on the power play. Greg Rallo and Eric Vessely assisted on the goal.

Corey Couturier scored the Bulldogs' game-winning goal at 15:07. Vessely picked up his second assist of the night. Matt Frank also picked up an assist.

With a little time left in the game, the Lakers pulled goaltender Jeff Jakaitis in favor of an extra attacker to try and tie the game.

Bomersback scored his second goal of the night on the empty net at 19:05.

The Lakers were 0-5 on the power play. Ferris State was 1-4.

FSU outshot the Lakers 35-29. Jakaitis totaled 32 saves.

Lake Superior State will return home on Friday, January 27 when it will face Bowling Green in CCHA action. The puck will drop at 7:35 p.m.

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