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LSSU and Minnesota-Duluth tie 2-2 in season opener

Dan Eves

Oct. 12, 2007

DULUTH, Minn. - Lake Superior State and Minnesota-Duluth exchanged leads, then settled for a 2-2 tie in the hockey season opener for both teams Friday at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

The Lakers (0-0-1) play Game 2 of the Superior Showcase at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Michigan Tech. The game will be broadcast live on Rock 101 and ESPNU.

Minnesota-Duluth took a 1-0 lead at 18:48 of the first period on a goal by Trent Palm.

LSSU sophomore Nathan Perkovich tied it, 1-1, at 5:19 of the second period on a play set up by Will Acton. The Lakers took a 2-1 lead on a goal by senior Dan Eves at 4:52 of the third period. Sophomore Nik Sellers and freshman Chad Nehring drew the assists.

Palm drew his second point of the night by assisting on Jordan Fulton's game-tying power-play goal just over two minutes later.

LSSU sophomore goaltender Pat Inglis totaled 37 saves in his season debut. The Bulldogs (0-0-1) out-shot LSSU, 39-25. LSSU finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while UMD was 1-for-5.

In the other Superior Showcase game on Friday, Northern Michigan defeated Michigan Tech 3-1 in Houghton. The Wildcats play at UMD at 8:07 p.m. EST on Saturday.

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