Lake Superior State's Troy Schwab scored with just 31 seconds remaining in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and send the Ferris State men's ice hockey team to a 3-2 loss Friday (Oct. 31) night in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) action at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.

Lake Superior State overcame a 1-0 first-period deficit as the Bulldogs' Justin Lewandowski (Naperville, Ill.) tallied the game's first goal at the 10:58 mark. Lewandowski netted his fourth of the season right in front of the LSSU goal with assists going to senior left Brendan Connolly (Canmore, Alberta) and junior center Aaron Lewicki (Livonia).

Aaron Lewicki
Aaron Lewicki and the Bulldogs dropped a narrow 2-1 CCHA decision to Lake Superior State in Friday's series opener. (Photo by Sandy Gholston)
Ferris State maintained its one-goal advantage until 11:19 into the second period when Matt Cowie scored for the Lakers on a five-on-three power-play opportunity. LSSU then would produce the game winner with 31 ticks remaining on the clock in the second period on Schwab's lamplighter.

Despite the loss, Ferris State recorded a 34-to-31 shots on goal lead for the game and held a 16-7 third-period advantage. The Lakers converted one-of-nine power plays and the Bulldogs were successful on one-of-11 opportunities.

Sophomore goaltender Pat Nagle (Bloomfield) made 29 stops for Ferris State in the loss while Brian Mahoney-Wilson totaled 33 saves for the Lakers and was the game's second star behind first star Troy Schwab.

Ferris fell to 2-3-2 overall and 1-1-0-0 in the CCHA this season as a result of the setback.

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