Lighting the Lamp is a daily feature where each Saturday and Sunday morning I will recap a handful of games that happened across the country. Read and enjoy.
Alabama-Huntsville 3, Notre Dame 2: The hopefully not last year of Alabama-Huntsville hockey got off to a flying start as the Chargers upset one of the top teams in America 3-2. Notre Dame had a 2-1 lead after two on the strength of Kyle Palmieri’s first collegiate goal, but Justin Cseter scored 8 minutes into the period and with just 5 seconds left Cody Campbell scored to give Huntsville the win. Congrats to the Chargers.
Michigan Tech 5, Northern Michigan 3: The Huskies got a hat trick from Brett Olson, the first of this young season, to down NMU in an intrastate rivalry. Goaltending problems afflicted both teams, as Tech goalie Josh Robinson allowed 3 goals on just 18 shots.
Alaska 2, Michigan 0: Upsets abounded in college hockey, including one at the Kendall Hockey Classic. Alaska got just 13 shots on goal, but slipped 2 passed Bryan Hogan to steal the win. Chad Gehon got the game winner for the Nanooks.
North Dakota 5, Merrimack 2: It was 2-2 after the first period when Chris Barton slipped a terrible goal past Sioux goalie Brad Eidsness, but the offense showed up the next two periods as Chris Vandevelde, Corban Knight and Brett Hextall scored their first goals of the season to move the Sioux to 1-0.
Miami 3, St. Cloud State 2 (OT): The game of the night saw the defending national runners up nipping a popular sleeper in overtime. Carter Camper got the GWG 1:52 into overtime. He was joined on the scoreboard by Curtis McKenzie and Pat Cannone. The Mike Lee watch will have to wait for SCSU fans as Dan Dunn was pretty good in the loss, notching 25 saves.