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HOCKEY: Laker boys pick up first win on the road

Junior goalie Blake Itzen picked up his first varsity career victory and Detroit Lakes notched its first win of the season in a 3-2 triumph on the road over Northern Lakes Tuesday night.

Trey Seebold gave the Lakers a 1-0 lead on the only goal of the first period at 7:08 on assists by Jace Kovash and Ben Unruh.

The Lakers outshot the Lightning in every period of play leading to a 30-18 advantage by the end of the game.

Northern Lakes struck swiftly in the opening minute of the second period taking a 2-1 lead on goals by Kasey Couture and Shane Donovan 35 seconds apart.

Jackson Carlblom scored the tying goal at 13:55 unassisted.

The Lakers killed three separate power plays in the second period and a five-on-three in the third period after Jackson Fields scored the game-winner with the man advantage in the opening 30 seconds of the final frame on a Seebold assist.

The teams played four minutes of four-on-four on coincidental minors at 5:02 and 9:08.

Itzen made 16 saves to notch his first win in goal. Wyatt Fink stopped 27 of DL’s 30 shots.

Seebold had a goal and an assist to lead the visitors. Donovan and Couture matched the effort to lead the Lightning.

DL snapped a four-game skid to improve to 1-4 and 1-0 in the Mid-State Conference. The Lakers continue conference play Friday against Prairie Centre at home. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

DL 1 1 1 - 3

NL 0 2 0 - 2

D - Trey Seebold (even strength) (Jace Kovash, Ben Unruh)

N - Kasey Couture (even strength) (Shane Donovan)

N- Shane Donovan (even strength) (Kasey Couture, Maverick Engstrom)

D - Jackson Carlblom (even strength)

D - Jackson Fields (power play) (Trey Seebold)

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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