• HS Softball 4/21: Escanaba 22, Rapid River 0
  • HS Baseball 4/20: Bark River-Harris 9, Gladstone 1, Gm1
  • HS Baseball 4/20: Gladstone 14, Bark River-Harris 0, Gm2
4514 articles
Thursday April 22, 2021
Wildcats Lose 2-0 Lead; Fall To Lake State In OT

Story courtesy of LSSU Athletics. Photos by RRN Sports

 The Lake Superior State hockey team earned a thrilling 3-2 win in overtime against the Northern Michigan Wildcats in a nonconference game on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Berry Events Center in Marquette, Mich. 

With the win, the Lakers closed out their non-conference portion of the 2020-21 season with a 6-1-3 record. 

Heading into the third period, the Lakers trailed the Wildcats by a pair of goals. Ty Readman opened the game's scoring at 7:43 of the first period and Alex Frye scored a power play goal at 2:52 of the second period.

The Lakers had a five minute power play opportunity at the end of the second period that continued into the third period after Northern Michigan was assessed a five minute major for a check from behind on junior forward Pete Veillette. Veillette, who was in a vulnerable position on the hit, would return to the game for the Lakers.  

At 7:33 of the third period, Veillette would get the Lakers on the board with his third goal of the season. Ashton Calder won a faceoff in the offensive zone and got the puck back to Lukas Kaelble, who skated around the circle. Kaelble sent the puck across the ice to Veillette, who was all alone on the doorstep in front of Northern Michigan's goaltender. Veillette sent the puck into the open net to cut the Lakers deficit in half. 

With only 2:42 left in regulation, the Lakers tied up the game on Veillette's second goal of the night. The play started in the neutral zone with Will Riedell sending a cross ice pass to Jacob Nordqvist. Nordqvist then carried the puck into the offensive zone and fired a shot on goal. Kent let out a big rebound on the play that darted out to Veillette. The forward sent a quick shot to tie the game and force overtime. 

The Lakers started the overtime on a power play with Northern being called for interference with one second left in the third period. To start off the extra frame, the Lakers power play gained possession of the offensive zone and began to set up the eventual game winning scoring play right away. Kaelble and Mitchell Oliver, who were playing the two points, exchanged passes on the blueline before Oliver took a slapshot that made its way on goal. When the puck was loose in front of the Wildcat goal, Calder would find the loose puck and send it to Louis Boudon, who would net  the game winning goal for the Lakers. 

For the second straight game, special teams played a big part of the Lakers win. The Lakers scored a power play goal for the second night in a row while also adding a shorthanded goal. 

Mareks Mitens finished the game with 32 saves for his second win of the weekend and his fourth of the season. Kent faced 32 shots in the game, including 16 in the third period, stopping 29 shots by the Lakers. 

Choose team:
No schedule entries

Lake Superior State Tops NMU To Win WCHA Title
Saturday March 20, 2021
SHOCK THE WORLD: 'Cats Upset Mankato State
Friday March 19, 2021
UPSET ALERT! Wildcats Knock Out Bowling Green
Sunday March 14, 2021
Michigan Tech Beats NMU In Overtime For Sweep
Saturday February 27, 2021
Bowling Green Whips NMU In Sunday Finale, 6-2
Sunday February 21, 2021
Wildcat Hockey Team Routs Huntsville For Split
Wednesday February 17, 2021
SWEET SWEEP: 'Cats Take Overtime Victory, 3-2
Saturday February 13, 2021
OVERTIME SPLIT: U.P. Rivals Both Get O.T. Wins
Sunday February 7, 2021
Two Wildcats Get WCHA Honors; Schedule Change
Monday February 1, 2021
Wildcat Hockey Sweeps Ferris State To Break Skid
Saturday January 30, 2021
Tech Hockey Beats NMU For Fourth Time In A Row
Monday January 25, 2021
NMU Hockey Team Roughed Up In Bowling Green
Friday January 15, 2021
LSSU Power Play Effective In Victory Over Northern
Friday January 8, 2021
OVERTIME WINNER: Nardi Lifts NMU Over Ferris
Wednesday December 30, 2020
Michigan Tech Tops Northern Michigan In OT, 4-3
Friday December 18, 2020
HANGING ON: Wildcat Hockey Tops Ferris St., 5-4
Wednesday December 16, 2020
NMU Hockey Cancels Series With Minnesota State
Friday December 4, 2020
NMU Postpones Six Hockey Games Due To COVID
Sunday November 22, 2020