Kossoff Makes 63 Saves As Lake Superior State Ties Denver, 3-3
Junior goaltender Nick Kossoff stops 63 shots for Lakers

Junior goaltender Nick Kossoff made 63 saves for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:18  LSS1-0 PP Brayden Gelsinger (2)Max Humitz/2, J.T. Henke/5
2nd 2:27  LSS2-0 EV Max Humitz (3)Brayden Gelsinger/2
2nd 10:46  DEN1-2 EV Henrik Borgström (3)Colin Staub/2, Liam Finlay/1
3rd 11:58  DEN2-2 EV Dylan Gambrell (2)Henrik Borgström/1
3rd 14:26  LSS3-2 EV Jake Hand (2)Gage Torrel/2, Diego Cuglietta/2
3rd 16:26  DEN3-3 EV GT Liam Finlay (2)Jarid Lukosevicius/2, Tyson McLellan/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Lake Superior State  11103
Denver  01203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Lake Superior State  754117
Denver  171928266
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (1-2-2)  1/1 4/8 0
Denver (1-0-2)  0/4 1/2 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Nick Kossoff (T, 1-2-1)65:003 171826263
Denver Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Tanner Jaillet (T, 1-0-2)65:003 643114

DENVER - The Lake Superior State hockey team travelled to Denver to take on the defending national champion Denver Pioneers in non-conference action. The Lakers took the top ranked team in the country into overtime, coming away with a 3-3 tie.

Denver (1-0-2, 0-0-0 NCHC) came out in the early going with guns a-blazing. Laker netminder Nick Kossoff, however, kept the Pios off of the scoreboard in the early going, despite two power play opportunities. Shots favored the Pioneers 17 to 7 after the first period.

Lake Superior (1-2-2, 0-1-1 WCHA) got a chance to get on the board when Henrik Borgström went to the box for tripping. On the power play, Brayden Gelsinger collected a pass from Max Humitz and buried the puck past Pioneers goaltender Tanner Jaillet.

Early in the second period, the Lakers went up 2-0 when Humitz picked the pocket of Borgström right in front of Jaillet and put the puck over the shoulder of Jaillet.

Denver eventually solved Kossoff, when Borgström lifted a puck over the right pad of Kossoff, cutting the Lakers' lead to one. Despite constant pressure and a 36-12 shots disadvantage, the Lakers held their lead going into the second intermission.

Early in the third period, Lake Superior took a major hit when sophomore defenseman Collin Saccoman took a hit from Borgström, forcing him to be assisted off of the ice.

The Pioneers finally managed to tie the game when Dylan Gambrell got in all alone and got the puck over the outstretched leg of Kossoff with just under 8 minutes left in regulation.

The tie would not hold for long, however, as junior forward Diego Cuglietta got the puck away from Denver's Ian Mitchell. Cuglietta slipped it to Gage Torrel, who then passed it to Jake Hand. Hand tipped the puck behind Jaillet to restore the lead for the Lakers.

The Pioneers managed to re-tie the game with 3:35 remaining with a goal from Liam Finlay. Finlay's goal forced overtime. The shots continued to pile up for Denver, with shots 64-16 headed into the extra session.

With 53 seconds to go in the 5 on 5 overtime, Lake Superior's Brendan McKay went off for slashing, getting the puck away from Michael Davies who had a tremendous chance to end the game.

Since both leagues play a 3 on 3 overtime, the teams played that overtime. Blake Hillman ended the overtime with a goal. The NCAA officially recognizes the game as a 3-3 tie.

Kossoff put together a tremendous performance for Lake Superior, stopping 63 of 66 shots. Jaillet countered with 14 saves on 17 shots.

On special teams, the Pioneers went 0 for 4, while the Lakers went 1 for 1.

The Lakers and Pioneers will conclude their series on Saturday, October 21st. Puck drop is at 9:05 p.m. Eastern.


Most Saves, Single Game - WCHA History
Rank Saves Goaltender, Team (Opponent) Date
1. 76 Carmine Guerriero, Alabama Huntsville (at Michigan Tech) 03/13/2015
2. 75 Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (at Colorado College) 03/08/1997
3. 73 *Ed Schiller, Michigan State (vs Denver) 02/06/1954
4. 72 *Eddie Mio, Colorado College (vs Wisconsin) 11/17/1972
Jeff Tscherne, Minnesota (at Michigan State) 03/14/1976
6. 68 Mark Kronholm, Notre Dame (vs Michigan State) 02/16/1973
7. 67 Bobby Goepfert, St. Cloud State (vs Minnesota Duluth) 03/11/2007
Sam Brittain, Denver (vs Minnesota Duluth) 03/16/2012
9. 64 *Dave Versical, Michigan State (vs Minnesota) 03/14/1976
10. 63 Nick Kossoff, Lake Superior State (at Denver) 10/20/2017
11. 62 Jim Makey, Wisconsin (at Michigan State) 01/12/1973
Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (at Minnesota Duluth) 01/25/1997
Josh Johnson, Minnesota Duluth (at St. Cloud State) 03/11/2007
14. 61 Don Vaia, Minnesota (vs Michigan) 02/09/1957
Marty Wakelyn, Colorado College (vs North Dakota) 12/10/1983
*Carmine Guerriero, Alabama Huntsville (at Minnesota State) 02/15/2014
17. 60 Judd Lambert, Colorado College (vs Wisconsin) 03/08/1997
Mike Lee, St. Cloud State (at Minnesota Duluth) 03/12/2011
19. 59 Ron Clark, Michigan State (vs Notre Dame) 11/30/1974
*Dave Versical, Michigan State (vs Denver) 01/09/1976
Pat Tierney, Denver (vs North Dakota) 12/12/1983
*Rob Nolan, Michigan Tech (vs Wisconsin) 02/17/2006
23. 58 Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (vs Minnesota) 02/28/1997
*Kevin Genoe, Michigan Tech (vs Wisconsin) 02/26/2010
*Justin Kapelmaster, Ferris State (vs. Boston College) 12/30/2016
*Denotes freshman