Lake Superior State scored two goals in a 36-second span in the first period and the UAA hockey team never recovered, falling 3-1 Saturday night at Sullivan Arena.
The Seawolves came within a goal with five minutes left in the game on Jonah Renouf’s first goal of the season, but Brendan McKay answered for the Lakers three minutes later.
Brody Claeys made 27 saves for UAA, which for the second straight night outshot the Lakers, this time 31-30. Mareks Mitens stopped 30 shots for the Lakers.
Nicolas Erb-Ekholm and Tomi Hiekkavirta assisted on Renouf’s goal, which marked the only time either team scored on the power play. Lake Superior State was 0 for 2 and UAA was 1 for 3 with the man advantage.
McKay, whose insurance goal came off a faceoff, also had a first-period assists for the Lakers, who moved to 13-6-1 overall and 8-5-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The Seawolves (2-17-1, 1-12-1) played without freshman Tanner Schachle, who served a one-game suspension for a contact-to-the-head penalty in Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Lakers. Schachle, a forward from Wasilla, received a five-minute major and a game-misconduct for his hit, which came midway through the third period.
Schachle and the Seawolves will be back in action next weekend at Sullivan Arena for a two-game series against Northern Michigan.