ADRIAN, Mich. - The Lake Superior State hockey team closed out a home-and-home, non-conference series against the Adrian College Bulldogs (NCAA, DIII) with a 2-1 win in a matinee game on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Arrington Ice Arena in Adrian, Mich.
For the fourth time in the weekend series, the Lakers scored within the first two minutes of the period as senior defenseman Lukas Kaelble scored his first goal of the season to give Lake Superior State an early 1-0 lead over the Bulldogs. The Laker captain's goal was assisted by Ashton Calder and Louis Boudon, who both extended their point streaks to three games. The goal also marked the third consecutive game this season that the Lakers have scored the game's first goal.
The Adrian Bulldogs would erase the Lakers lead at 8:56 of the first period as forward Rex Moe scored his second goal of the season to even the game at one. The goal would be the only shot to beat LSSU netminder Mareks Mitens in the game.
At 13:41 of the second period, junior forward Ashton Calder broke the 1-1 tie with his team leading third goal of the season when he beat Bulldogs goaltender Cameron Gray. Calder's goal was set up by Kaelble, who earned his second point in the game with the lone assist on the play. Calder's tally would prove to be the game winner, marking the second consecutive game with the alternate captain scoring the game winning goal.
Late in the third period, the Lakers were able to shut down the Adrian offense with freshman goaltender Ethan Langenegger entering the game in his first collegiate appearance.
Mitens finished the game with 15 saves on 16 shots through the opening forty minutes of play. Because Mitens was still in goal when the game winner was scored, he is credited with his second win of the season. Langenegger stopped all five shots he faced in the last twenty minutes of the game to secure the win for the Lakers.
Gray finished the game with 20 saves for Adrian.
The Lakers will wrap up the non-conference portion of the season with a home series against the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:07 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:07 p.m. at the Taffy Abel Arena in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.