Detroit Lakes erased a two-goal deficit and forced overtime but a fluke goal in the waning minutes kept the Lakers winless on the season in a 4-3 loss at home to the Northern Lakes Lightning in Mid-State Conference girls hockey Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The Lakers trailed 3-1 after two periods of play but rallied to tie the game on an even strength, unassisted wrist shot by Karrigan Hallisey from the high slot midway through the third period and a power play goal from Lily Burnside on a Hallisey assist with two-minutes, nine-seconds remaining in regulation.
DL was shorthanded for the opening 90 seconds of the extra session and killed a second penalty in overtime for a bench minor of too many players on the ice.
After getting back to full strength a dump in from the Lightning’s Ari LeMieur ricocheted off a Laker defender and redirected away from goalie Leah Honer on a bad bounce to give Northern Lakes the victory at 5:45 of overtime.
The goal was LeMieur’s second of the game. She opened the scoring at 10:28 of the first period on a shot from the slot. Caitlyn Gutzman gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead scoring with only 1:09 remaining.
Madyson Melgard cut the lead in half on the power play scoring in a scrum in front of the net after Hallisey and Burnside worked the puck to her early in the second period.
Alyssa Koslowski bumped the Lightning lead back to a two-goal cushion scoring at even strength from LeMieur and Gutzman at 10:17.
The Lakers were 2-4 with the man advantage and killed off all four Northern Lakes power plays.
Lemieur (2G, 1A) and Gutzman (1G, 2A) had three-point nights for the visitors.
Hallisey led the Lakers with a goal and two helpers. Burnside had a goal and one assist.
Hallisey (1G, 5A) and Burnside (4G, 2A) lead DL with six points through four games.
Shots were 38-36 Lightning. Honer made 34 saves; Kate Stephens stopped 33 Lakers shots to earn the victory.
The Lightning improved ot 3-1 overall. DL dropped to 0-4 and host 0-3 Park Rapids Tuesday, Nov. 27 in a rematch of last year’s playoff upset by the Panthers in DL.
NL 2 1 0 1 - 4
DL 0 1 2 0 - 3
N - Ari LeMieur (even strength) (Caitlyn Gutzman)
N - Gutzman (even strength) (Hayden Boelter, Elli Saxerud)
D - Madyson Melgard (power play) (Karrigan Hallisey, Lily Burnside)
N - Alyssa Koslowski (even strength) (Ari LeMieur, Caitlyn Gutzman)
D - Karrigan Hallisey (even strength)
D - Lily Burnside (power play) (Hallisey)