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Saints blast Lakers 6-1

Dec. 13, 2002

CANTON, N.Y. - Lake Superior State ended its power-play drought, but one power-play goal wasn't enough to beat St. Lawrence, which won Friday's non-conference hockey game 6-1.

Ryan Branham's goal at 7:22 of the third period was the Lakers' first power-play goal in 11 games. Bo Cheesman and Matt Chafe drew assists. LSSU extended another streak, however, falling to 3-13-0 with its 13th straight loss.

St. Lawrence (4-11-1 overall) was led by senior winger Jim Lorentz, who had two goals and one assist. The Saints jumped out to the 1-0 lead 3:17 into the game as sophomore Josh Anderson one-timed a shot past LSSU goalie Matt Violin. Lorentz and Blair Clarance then cashed in on a five-minute major power play to build a 3-0 St. Lawrence lead after one period. LSSU senior captain Jeremy Bachusz drew the checking-from-behind penalty and never returned to the game.

Freshman T.J. Trevelyan stole the puck in the neutral zone and fired a rising shot past Violin to make it 4-0 with 2.5 seconds remaining in the second period. Freshman John Zeiler and Lorentz added third-period goals.

The six goals were the most in a game by the Saints this season. They scored nine straight goals between the third period of the New Hampshire game last Saturday and the lone Laker goal Friday.

It was nice to see us score some goals and score them early," Saints coach Joe Marsh said. "I definitely think we were riding the emotional high of last weekend's upset of UNH, and scoring early just fed the fire. We can certainly understand what (coach Frank Anzalone) and his team are going through. We've had a couple of nights like that ourselves this year, and I am sure we'll be in for a battle Saturday."

Winning goalie Kevin Ackley (4-5) totaled 25 saves. Violin (1-11) totaled 28 saves during the first two periods. Terry Denike took over in the third period and had 12 saves.

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