SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Lake Superior State University suffered a 3-2 exhibition loss to the US National U-18 Team Sunday. The Lakers open regular season play Oct. 11-12 against Robert Morris from the Atlantic Hockey League. Friday's game starts at 7:37 p.m. with Saturday's game starting at 5:07 p.m.
Senior forward Dan Radke netted both LSSU goals over USA U-18. Radke's first goal tied the game 1-1 at 3:29 of the first period. Senior forward Colin Campbell was the lone assist on Radke's goal. USA netted a power-play goal at 11:40 of the first making it 2-1 USA.
After a scoreless second period, Radke notched a power-play goal at 10:27 of the third tying the game 2-2. Campbell and senior defenseman Zach Sternberg were credited with the assists.
With two Lakers in the penalty box USA took advantage of the five on three and tallied the game-winning goal, a power-play goal, at 17:35 of the third period from Anders Bjork.
Senior netminders Kevin Kapalka and Kevin Murdock both totaled 13 saves for the Lakers. Kapalka played the first 30:12 minutes while Murdock finished the last 29:06. Edwin Minney tallied 39 saves for USA.