Shootout
By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: October 20th, 2012
LAKERS UPDATE: Mercyhurst men bounce back to tie Ferris State

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey tied Ferris State Saturday night. The Lakers had a chance to win.
Then the Lakers won the shootout after finishing regulation and overtime tied 3-3 in front of 1,656 fans at Ewigleben Ice Arena. They rebounded from a 7-3 loss Friday night to the Bulldogs, which reached the NCAA Division I championship game a season ago.
Mercyhurst (0-2-1) carried a 3-2 lead into the third period, but Justin DeMartino scored with 5 minutes, 52 seconds left to force overtime. Neither team could score in overtime. Lakers sophomore Nardo Nagtzaam scored the lone goal in the shootout, but the non-conference game officially finished in a tie. Mercyhurst built a 2-0 first-period leads on goals from Ryan Misiak and Paul Chiasson less than two minutes apart. Ferris State (1-1-2) sliced the lead in half on Eric Alexander’s goal with 5:32 left in the period.
The Bulldogs tied the score at 2 on Andy Huff‘s goal 48 seconds into the second period. But the Lakers answered quickly on Grant Blakey‘s goal 1:05 later. Sophomore goaltender Jimmy Sarjeant, who made his second career start, made 39 saves in regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout for Mercyhurst, which was outshot 42-25. Misiak and Chiasson had a goal and assist apiece.

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