Surging Lakers home for two

November 19, 2014

Backed by freshman goalie Gordon Defiel, the Lake Superior State University Lakers will play host to the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks for a pair of Western Collegiate Hockey Association games on Friday and Saturday at Taffy Abel Arena.

After losing their first six games of the 2014-2015 campaign, the Lakers have rebounded to score two straight road splits at Alaska-Anchorage and Alabama-Huntsville.

The Lakers (2-10-0 overall, 2-6-0 in the WCHA) are sponsoring the seventh annual Pink in the Rink celebration during this weekend’s series with Alaska-Fairbanks.

The Lakers and Nanooks will face off at 7:37 p.m. on Friday and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be broadcast live on radio station 99.5 Yes-FM with Bill Crawford calling the play-by-play.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned Defiel was named the WCHA Rookie-of-the-Week for the period ending November 16.

For the season, Defiel has a 2-8 record with a .909 save percentage and 3.22 goals against average.

PHOTO: LSSU Lakers goalie Gordon Defiel is the winner of the most-recent WCHA Rookie-of-the-Week award.

What you think about “Surging Lakers home for two”

  1. Alaska-Fairbanks has under performed so far but has some good players. They will be looking to get on track. Lakers will need to play really well to get at least a split. I think the keys will be getting some offense going and grabbing the lead.

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