There is no place quite like home, especially after a long road trip.
Lake Superior State University Lakers return to the friendly confines of Taffy Abel Arena for Friday-Saturday night games versus the Northern Michigan University Wildcats after a two-week road stretch that saw Sault Ste. Marie’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association team log more than 4,000 miles.
The Lakers take a WCHA record of 0-2 and overall mark of 0-6 into the weekend set with their Upper Peninsula rivals from Marquette.
Faceoff times are 7:37 p.m. on Friday and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday and both games will be broadcast live on Sault Ste. Marie radio station 99.5 Yes-FM with the legendary Bill Crawford calling the play-by-play.
Head coach Damon Whitten’s Lakers will be looking for additional scoring from their top forwards as sophomores Alex Globke and Ian Miller lead the team with identical totals of 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points.
Senior Stephen Perfetto is the only Laker to have scored 2 goals through the 6 games to date.
Freshman goalie Gordon Deifel has started in 5 of the Lakers 6 games thus far this 2014-2015 season and is 0-5 with a 3.92 goals-against-average and a very-respectable .906 save percentage.
PHOTO: Laker goal-scoring leader Stephen Perfetto.