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Lakers settle for series split at BGSU



Jeff Rainville

Nov. 4, 2006

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - After spotting the Bowling Green State hockey team a 3-0 lead, Lake Superior State's comeback effort fell a bit short, and the Lakers settled for a series split on the road for the third time this season.

Bowling Green held on for a 4-2 victory on Saturday and claimed its first Central Collegiate Hockey Association win of the season. LSSU, which won Friday's contest 3-1, dropped to 5-3-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the CCHA. BGSU improved to 3-4-1 overall and 1-3-0 in league play.

Tomas Petruska and Rich Meloche scored 23 seconds apart midway through the second period to give the Falcons a commanding 3-0 lead. Derek Whitmore tallied BGSU's first goal at 2:53 of the opening period.

LSSU closed the gap to 3-1 when Trent Campbell scored at 3:08 of the third period. Dominic Osman cut the deficit to 3-2 with an even-strength goal at 9:08. Marty Gurnoe, Jeff Rainville and Jason Blain drew assists for the Lakers.

BGSU put the game out of reach on James Perkin's goal at 14:21 of the third period.

The Falcons out-shot LSSU, 43-28. BGSU netminder Jimmy Spratt totaled 26 saves and improved to 2-2 for the season.

Laker starting goaltender Jeff Jakaitis (3-3-0) allowed three goals and totaled 22 saves through 30:02. Freshman goalie Pat Inglis finished the game for LSSU and totaled 17 saves. He allowed one goal.

LSSU and BGSU were a combined 0-for-9 on the power play for the night. Bowling Green State finished 0-for-8 with the man-advantage for the weekend, while Lake Superior State was 2-for-10.

Friday Scoring Changes

Scoring changes were made to two of LSSU's goals on Friday. Dominic Osman and Derek R. Smith were credited with assists on Rainville's second-period goal.

Video confirmed that Smith tipped in LSSU's third-period goal that was originally credited to Barnabas Birkeland. Campbell and Birkeland had the assists.



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