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Lakers complete non-conference sweep

Dan Eves

Oct. 28, 2006

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State dominated the final 30 minutes of Saturday's hockey game to pull away from a 1-1 tie and beat American International 4-1 in a non-conference hockey game at Taffy Abel Arena.

The Lakers completed the series sweep to improve to 4-2-0 overall, while AIC concluded a three-week road stretch with an 0-5-0 record. LSSU resumes Central Collegiate Hockey Association play at Bowling Green State on Nov. 3-4.

Dan Eves, who finished with a goal and an assist for the night, gave LSSU a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 11:58 of the first period.

Despite being out-shot handily, AIC evened the score, 1-1, on Jereme Tendler's goal at 9:23 of the second period. The momentum quickly shifted back to the Lakers' favor when rookie Nathan Perkovich tallied his fifth goal of the season less than a minute later.

LSSU went into the lockerroom with a 3-1 lead thanks to Jeff Rainville's power-play goal with 25 seconds remaining in the middle stanza. The Lakers had a 30-11 shots-on-goal advantage after two periods.

Jason Blain, a transfer from Northeastern, scored his first goal as a Laker at 1:22 of the third period.

Freshman goaltender Pat Inglis totaled 14 saves to earn the win and improved his season record to 2-0-0. AIC goalie Coby Robinson finished with 38 saves.

Derek A. Smith, finished with two assists for the night, while Troy Schwab, Matt Martello, Trent Campbell, Derek R. Smith and John Scrymgeour had one each.

For the weekend, Rainville totaled three goals and Perkovich had two. Derek A. Smith, Derek R. Smith and Schwab finished with three assists each.

LSSU finished 2-for-6 on the power play, while AIC was 0-for-5. The Lakers held the Yellow Jackets' power play scoreless for the weekend.

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