Lakers top Chargers 4-1

UAH took the early lead again, but Lake Superior State scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-1 victory Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The Chargers (3-12-1 overall, 3-7-0 WCHA) took a 1-0 lead with their first power-play goal since January 9. Quinn Green appeared to deflect Dayne Finnson’s snipe from the left circle for his third goal of the season at the 5:33 mark. (Finnson was credited with the goal as of publish time.)


Tyrone Bronte got his team-leading ninth assist on the goal, which ended a 0-for-17 streak for the UAH power play.

Lake Superior State (12-4-3, 6-3-0) tied the game with a seeing-eye goal with 9:18 left in the first. Mitch Oliver’s shot from the right point went through all sorts of traffic and David Fessenden could not see it.

Hampus Erikkson put the Lakers up 2-1 with a singular effort. He circled around the UAH zone to the left side and beat Fessenden high from the circle at 4:16 of the second period.

Three minutes later, Lake Superior went up 3-1 when Louis Boudon slipped the puck between the pipe and Fessenden’s extended right pad right after a power play expired.

Brandon Puricelli just about sealed the deal with a steal and a breakaway, tucking the puck past Fessenden with a back-hander for a 4-1 Laker lead early in the third.

Fessenden finished with 17 saves on 21 Laker shots. UAH put 20 shots on freshman goaltender Ethan Langenegger, who stopped 19 of them.

UAH’s next stop on this week-long road trip is Bowling Green, Ohio, to face the Falcons on Wednesday in the first part of a home-and-home series. The Chargers host Bowling Green next Sunday in their home season finale.