An Alaska-connected goaltending roundup

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, on October 18, 2013 

Turns out Steve Summerhays is mortal -- who knew?

The Notre Dame senior goaltender from Anchorage actually surrendered goals tonight against visiting Michigan Tech in a 3-2 win for the Fighting Irish. Summerhays last weekend bageled Western Michigan twice to start the season. Tonight, he stopped 22 shots -- weird, his third straight game with 22 saves -- and in match-up of masked men from Alaska.

Hard-luck Michigan Tech goalie Pheonix Copley of North Pole racked 40 saves in the loss. (Alaska note: Helper on Notre Dame's game-winning goal in the third period from Mario Lucia, who was born in Fairbanks; also, earlier assist from Notre Dame winger Austin Wuthrich of Anchorage).

Tracking another college goalie from Alaska, this cat from Fairbanks, Minnesota State-Mankato's Stephon Williams, the reigning WCHA all-league goalie and Rookie of the Year, picked up his first win this campaign with 16 stops in a 2-1 win over UConn.

And our man Nathan Lawson, the former UAA tender, remained unbeaten (3-0-0) in the AHL this season. He stopped 40 shots, including 34 of 35 in the final two periods, to backstop Binghamton to a 6-2 win at Syracuse.

Lawson owns a goals-against average of 1.62 and a save percentage of .947.

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