Lake Superior State Falls to US Under-18 Team In Overtime, 2-1

Senior forward Zach Loesch registered an assist for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 15:27  LSS1-0 EV Scott PattersonZach Loesch, Matt McArdle
3rd 6:07  U181-1 PP Clayton KellerChad Krys, Adam Fox
OT 3:37  U182-1 PP GW Patrick KhoddrenkoAdam Fox, Ryan Lindgren
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
USA Under-18 Team  00112
Lake Superior State  01001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
USA Under-18 Team  21112328
Lake Superior State  1467027
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
USA Under-18 Team  2/5 5/10 0
Lake Superior State  0/5 5/10 0
USA Under-18 Team Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Joseph Woll (W)63:371 1457026
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Gordon Defiel42:260 2113016
Nick Kossoff (L)21:042 008210
Empty Net0:070      

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State dropped their final exhibition match up of the season's opening weekend on Sunday evening. The Lakers fell 2-1 to the United States National Team Development Program U-18 in a game that needed overtime to decide the winner.

Sophomore Scott Patterson, who scored the game-winning goal of the Blue vs. Gold scrimmage, opened the scoring for the Lakers late in the second period. Patterson was able to bury a rebound created by a Zach Loesch shot from the blue line. Loesch and freshman Matt McArdle were credited with the assists on Patterson's goal.

The Lakers took a 1-0 lead into the second intermission while holding a shot-margin of 20-13. The Lakers were unsuccessful on their four power-play opportunities during the first two periods.

Sophomore goaltender Gordon Defiel played 42:26 minutes in net before head coach Damon Whitten decided to give freshman Nick Kossoff time between the pipes. Defiel finished with 16 saves and did not allow a goal.

Kossoff played 22:27 minutes, including the overtime period and allowed a pair of goals and made 10 saves.

The U-18 Team was paced by Joseph Woll in net. Woll played the entire game and only gave up Patterson's goal while making 26 saves.

Clayton Keller opened the scoring for the U-18 Team with 13:57 remaining in the final period. Chad Krys and Adam Fox were credited with the assists.

The game-winning goal was scored by Patrick Khoddrenko and assisted by Fox and Lindgren. Khoddrenko chipped the puck into Kossoff's butterfly position and the freshman was unable to locate the bouncing puck before the red light flashed.

Both teams were called for five minor penalties during the game. Both goals by the U-18s came on the power play.

The Lakers were unsuccessful on their five power -play chances.

The Lakers will head to Portland, Maine next weekend to participate in the annual Ice Breaker Tournament. The Lakers will play North Dakota at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 and Michigan State at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.