Defiel Stops 47 Shots As Lake Superior State Ties Bemidji State, 1-1
Sophomore Gordon Defiel makes 47 saves for Lakers; Junior Reid Mimmack stops 30 shots for Beavers

Sophomore goaltender Gordon Defiel made 47 saves for Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:59  LSS1-0 PP Alex Globke (2)James Roll/3, Mitch Hults/3
1st 13:41  BMJ1-1 EV GT Markus Gerbrandt (2)John Parker/1, Nate Arentz/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Lake Superior State  10001
Bemidji State  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Lake Superior State  1279331
Bemidji State  181613148
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (3-8-3)  1/4 6/23 0
Bemidji State (2-6-3)  0/5 5/10 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Gordon Defiel (T, 2-5-3)64:571 171613147
Empty Net0:030      
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Reid Mimmack (T, 1-0-1)64:591 1179330
Empty Net0:010      

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's hockey team out shot Lake Superior State University 48-31, but ran into a hot goaltender and were unable to generate any special teams scoring in a 1-1 draw Saturday at Sanford Center.

Senior Markus Gerbrandt scored his second goal of the season at the 13:41 mark of the first period to even the score 1-1, but that was the only time the Beavers would breach the goal line as Laker goaltender Gordon Defiel turned aside 47 BSU shots, including seven during five power-play opportunities, to shut out the Beavers' power-play unit for the first time in five games (0-for-6), force overtime and ultimately earn the tie.

Lake Superior's Alex Globke got the Lakers on the broad at the 10:59 mark of the first period, 1:21 into LSSU's first power-play opportunity, marking an end to the BSU penalty-kill unit's two-game, six opportunity shutout. James Roll got the play started with a slap shot from the point. BSU goaltender Reid Mimmack made the initial save, but Globke was on the doorstep to hammer the rebound home for his second goal of the season.

The team went into the first intermission tied 1-1 following a goal from Gerbrandt. Nate Arentz and John Parker found their senior linemate in the slot and when his first shot couldn't find its way past Defiel, Gerbrandt collected the rebound and flipped the puck into the back of the net.

The Beavers opened the second period with 1:44 of power-play time, but were unable to convert and the teams opened the third period locked in a 1-1 tie.

BSU opened the final 20 minutes of play with a flurry. Playing four-on-four for the first 1:47 of the period followed by a 2:09 power-play to wrap up a five-minute major, BSU put shot after shot on net, but Defiel stood tall.

Each team got a power-play chance late in the third, but neither was successful and the game was pushed to overtime, where LSSU out shot BSU 3-1, but the teams settled for the tie and each took a point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.

The LSSU power-play unit finished the night 1-for-4, while BSU was 0-for-6 on the man advantage.

Mimmack, who was making his second start of the season for BSU, posted a career-high 30 saves and allowed one goal in the tie. He moves to 1-0-1 on in 2015-16.

Bemidji State (2-6-2; 1-5-1 WCHA) is back on the road next week, playing a rare Wednesday-Friday WCHA series at University of Alabama-Huntsville. The puck is set to drop at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7:07 p.m. opening face off set for Friday from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.