It was a much-needed weekend sweep on home ice for the Laker Superior State Lakers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Reeling from the decision of standout sophomore defenseman Owen Headrick to leave the program to sign with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League earlier in the week, the Lakers showed resolve with back-to-back wins over the Alabama Huntsville Chargers.
The two triumphs lifted the Lakers into fifth place in the 10-team WCHA with a record of 8-9-3. Overall, the Lakers have a record of 11-12-3 on the season.
Junior goalie Gordon Defiel backstopped the Lakers to the 4-1 and 5-4 wins with 63 saves.
Next up for the Lakers is a weekend series on the road to Minnesota State-Mankato.
PHOTO: Lake State goalie Gordon Defiel.