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.