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A horde of lakers celebrate a would-not-be goal in the second overtimel. The game continued, after Taylor Jasken's rebound goal was disallowed on an offsides penalty. But the Lakers celebrated later, after winning the game's shootout 4-3 over Bemidji.

A shootout victory

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After stuffing one penalty kick in Detroit Lakes' second round playoff game, Laker junior goalie Courtney Gray figured she was done with those point-blank shots every goaltender loathes.


Boy, was she wrong.

Gray had to see five more penalty shots in Thursday's shootout against visiting No. 3 Bemidji, with the junior goalkeeper saving two, to ensure a 4-3 Laker victory to help DL advance to the Section 8-1A semifinals Tuesday.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.