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Jakaitis records eighth career shutout

Jeff Jakaitis

Oct. 27, 2006

SAULT STE. MARIE - Senior goaltender Jeff Jakaitis stopped all 23 shots to record his eighth career shutout lead the Lake Superior State hockey team to a 5-0 victory over American International on Friday at Taffy Abel Arena.

Jakaitis, who totaled six saves in the first period, 14 in the second and three in the third, improved his season record to 2-2-0. LSSU (3-2-0) out-shot AIC, 31-23.

The Lakers and Yellow Jackets (0-4-0) meet again Saturday at 5:05 p.m. Game time has been moved up to accommodate the Great Lake State Weekend schedule of events. Post-game activities on Saturday include an ice-cream social, Halloween costume contest and Skate with the Lakers.

Jeff Rainville led LSSU's offensive attack, scoring a power-play goal at 3:13 of the first period and making it 4-0 with an even-strength goal at 5:10 of the second period.

Nathan Perkovich also scored in the first period, and Barnabas Birkeland added a goal on a slap shot through the slot early in the second period. Josh Sim rounded out the scoring by knocking in his own rebound at 4:14 of the third period.

Derek R. Smith and Troy Schwab contributed two assists each, while Derek A. Smith, Trent Campbell, Matt Martello, Simon Gysbers and Pat Aubry added one each.

LSSU finished 1-for-3 on the power play, and American International was 0-for-2.

AIC goaltender Coby Robinson totaled 26 saves.

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