Lake Superior State Shuts Out Northern Michigan, 4-0
Freshman goalie Nick Kossoff stops 18 shots for Lakers

Freshman forward Gage Torrel posted three assists for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 8:30  LSS1-0 EV GW C.J. Hayes (1)Gage Torrel/1
2nd 12:10  LSS2-0 EV Kyle Chatham (1)Ryan Renz/1, Gage Torrel/2
2nd 14:56  LSS3-0 PP Owen Headrick (1)Jake Hand/3, Gage Torrel/3
2nd 17:41  LSS4-0 EV Josh Nenadal (2)C.J. Hayes/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  0000
Lake Superior State  0404
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  59519
Lake Superior State  812727
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (1-1-2)  0/5 7/17 0
Lake Superior State (1-3-0)  1/6 7/25 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (L, 0-1-2)60:004 88723
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Kossoff (W, 1-0-0)59:490 59519
Empty Net0:110     

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State capped Great Lake State Weekend with a 4-0 victory over rival Northern Michigan in a nonconference game at Taffy Abel Arena Saturday night. The Lakers (1-3-0, 0-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) were led by freshman netminder Nick Kossoff (1-0-0) collecting a shutout on 19 saves in his collegiate debut.

Both teams skated through a contentious first period that featured zero goals for either teams. The Lakers took an 8-5 lead in shots after the opening period into the dressing rooms for the opening intermission.

In the second period the Lakers gave Kossoff the insurance he needed to ensure the victory. The Lakers peppered the Wildcats' (1-1-2, 0-0-0 WCHA) starting goaltender Atte Tolvanen (0-1-2) for four goals in the middle frame.

C.J. Hayes (1-0--1), a freshman from Margate, Fla., opened the scoring by streaking down the ice and burying a wrist-shot over Tolvanen's glove for his first career goal. Hayes was sprung by Gage Torrel (1-3--4) intercepting a pass in the defensive zone before turning the puck up to his fellow freshman.

Moments later, Kyle Chatham (1-0-0)increased the Lakers' lead to 2-0 with a shot from the blue line. Chatham was assisted by Ryan Renz (0-1--1) and Torrel's second of the evening.

Torrel added his third assist of the evening on Owen Headrick's (1-0--1) first career goal, a power-play marker with 5:04 remaining in the second period. Jake Hand (0-3--3) added his third assist in four games with the helper on Headrick's goal.

The Lakers completed the final score of 4-0 with a goal by Josh Nenadal (2-0--2), who picked up his second consecutive goal to begin his Laker career. Nenadal also scored in last night's 6-3 loss against the 'Cats.

Kossoff was able to turn aside all six of the power-play opportunities by NMU, as well as smother the 19 shots produced by NMU skaters.

Tolvanen made 23 saves, but was pegged for all four of the Lakers' goals.

In the win, the Lakers collected a one-goal lead in the Cappo Cup series, which is currently tied at 1-1-0 between the Upper Peninsula rivals. The Lakers travel to Michigan State next weekend, a team they lost 4-1 to at the Ice Breaker Tournament. Oct. 30-31 the Lakers will be back at home for the annual Pink in the Rink weekend as they face Alabama Huntsville in their first WCHA weekend series of the season.