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Cheesman scores game-winner in OT

Bo Cheesman

Oct. 2, 2003

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State junior Bo Cheesman scored a rebound goal 27 seconds into sudden-death overtime to give the White Team a 2-1 victory over the Blue Team in the annual Blue-White Hockey Game held Thursday at Taffy Abel Arena.

The White Team also scored the game's first goal at 18:50 of the first period. Nathan Ward stole the puck from a Blue defenseman in the Blue zone and fed a pass to sophomore B.J. Pelkey, who scored on freshman goaltender Jeff Jakaitis.

Freshman Derek Smith tied the game 1-1 with a rebound goal at 4:40 of the second period. The scrimmage was limited to two 20-minute halves, followed by the overtime period.

Sophomore Kory Scoran and freshman Jeffrey Rainville also had assists in the game. Freshman goaltender Jeff Jakaitis gave up two goals.

Violin played 30:16 and totaled 19 saves for the Blue Team, while Jakaitis combined for 19:50 of playing time for both teams and stopped 10 shots. Sophomore William Ciccone totaled six saves in 30:48 for the White Team.

The Lakers open their season at home at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, with an exhibition game agains the University of Windsor. The annual "Meet the Lakers" gathering is from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Cisler Center. The first Laker Hockey Show of the season will be aired live from Moloney's Alley at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.

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