Dec. 2, 2000
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. – Senior goaltender Jayme Platt made 32 saves in recording his second win of the weekend and the Lake Superior State Lakers got goals from four different players on the way to a 4-1 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday night.
Matt Frick, Yevgeniy Dubravin, Trevor Weisgerber and Ryan Vince all scored for Lake Superior to improve the Lakers to 8-10-0 on the regular season and 5-8-0 in CCHA play. The loss left Notre Dame winless in its last six games (0-4-2) and dropped the Irish to 3-9-3 overall and 1-5-2 in league play.
The Lakers peppered Notre Dame goaltenders Kyle Kolquist (Sr., Duluth, Minn.) and Jeremiah Kimento (Jr., Palos Hills, Ill.) with a season high 48 shots in the game including a 20-shot first period.
Lake Superior scored the only goal of the opening stanza on the power play at the 10:00 minute mark as right wing Chris Peterson left a drop pass for Frick who blasted a slapshot past ND’s Kolquist for his first goal of the season.
Kolquist, making his second start of the season and just the third of his career, kept the Irish in the game as they were outshot 20-11 in the first period.
The Lakers finally broke through on Kolquist in the second period scoring three times. Yevgeniy Dubravin got his fifth of the year at 8:29 as he combined on a 2-on-1 with linemate Chris Peterson to give the Lakers a 2-0 lead.
Trevor Weisgerber picked up his first collegiate goal on a give-and-go with Aaron Phillips at 16:34. Weisgerber carried the puck into the Notre Dame zone and slid it to Phillips who pulled the Notre Dame defenseman toward him and then returned the pass to Weisgerber who slid it under Kolquist.
Lake Superior closed out the scoring in the period when Ryan Vince picked up a rebound to the right of Kolquist and flipped it over his pad at 19:31 to send the Lakers into the second intermission with a four-goal lead.
Notre Dame finally broke through on Platt at the 19:08 mark of the third period when sophomore Michael Chin (Urbana, Ill.) redirected a Chad Chipchase (Sr., Clinton, Ont.) centering pass through the All-America goaltender’s pads. The goal was Chin’s first of the season. Sophomore right wing John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wisc.) also assisted on the goal.
Kimento took over in goal in the third period for ND and kept the Lakers off the board making 11 saves. Kolquist was credited with a career high 33 saves in the first two periods of play.
Notre Dame returns to action at the Joyce Center next Friday night (December 8) when the Irish host the Miami University RedHawks in a 7:05 p.m. game.
Game Summary: 1 2 3 F
Notre Dame (3-9-3/1-5-2) 0 0 1 1
Lake Superior St. (8-10-0/5-8-0) 1 3 0 4
First Period: LSSU: Matt Frick – 1 (Chris Peterson), PP, 10:00.
Penalties: ND: 4 for 8 minutes, LSSU: 3 for 6 minutes.
Second Period: LSSU: Yevgeniy Dubravin – 5 (Justin Micek, Chris Peterson), 8:29, LSSU: Trevor Weisgerber – 1 (Aaron Phillips), 16:34, LSSU: Ryan Vince – 3 (Aaron Davis), 19:31.
Penalties: ND: 2 for 15 minutes, LSSU: 2 for 4 minutes.
Third Period: ND: Michael Chin – 1 (Chad Chipchase, John Wroblewski), 19:08
Penalties: ND: 2 for 4 minutes, LSSU: 2 for 4 minutes.
Shots On Goal:
Notre Dame: 11 – 12 – 10 – 33
Lake Superior St. 20 – 17 – 11 – 48
Goaltender Saves: Notre Dame – Kyle Kolquist (40:00) 19 – 14 – X – 33
Jeremiah Kimento (20:00) X – X – 11 – 11
Lake Superior St. – Jayme Platt (60:00) 11 – 12 – 9 – 32
Power Plays: Notre Dame: 0 for 5
Lake Superior St.: 1 for 6