|November 30, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|Lake Superior State||0||0||2||0||2|
|2||11:00||BSU||Vold, Tyler (Jones, Carter , Miller, Aaron)|
|3||01:44||BSU||Brady, Adam (Rosen, Elias , Sillinger, Owen)|
|3||09:28||LSSU||HAMPUS ERIKSSON (ALEC SEMANDEL , PETE VEILLETTE)|
|3||14:54||LSSU||LUKAS KAELBLE (YUKI MIURA , PETE VEILLETTE)|
|Shots on Goal||33||27|
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (Taffy Abel Arena) -- Lake Superior State University scored two goals during the final 10:32 of play Saturday to erase a two-goal deficit, tie Bemidji State University 2-2 and earn an extra point in the WCHA standings with a goal during the 3-on-3 overtime period.
Although the draw snaps BSU's win streak at four games, the Beavers remain unbeaten in their last five contests. With Minnesota State University, Mankato (11-1-0; 7-1-0 WCHA) participating in non-conference play this weekend, the Beavers overtake the Mavericks for first place in the league's standings with 22 points, a 7-4-3 record overall and a 7-2-1-0 mark in WCHA play.
The Beavers' power-play unit sparked their offense Saturday. The crew finished the game 2-for-6 on the man advantage with Tyler Vold and Adam Brady each netting a power-play goal in the contest.
Despite earning a pair of power-play chances during the first period, the Beavers were unable to convert and skated into the second period locked in a scoreless tie. At the 9:08 mark of the second frame, BSU got its third power-play chance of the evening, and with just eight seconds left on the man advantage opportunity, Vold struck to vault Bemidji State into the lead with his first goal of the season. Carter Jones and Aaron Miller were credited with assists on the play. While Miller moved into a tie with Brady and Alex Ierullo for the team's lead with eight assists, Jones posted his second goal in as many nights.
One-minute and 11-seconds into the second, LSSU's Arvid Henrikson was escorted to the penalty box for hooking. This time it took BSU just 33-seconds to convert on the power-play chance. Adam Brady corralled the rebound after an Owen Sillinger shot and scored his team-best eighth goal of the season to cap a 2-on-1. Elias Rosén was also credited with an assist on the play.
Trailing 2-0, LSSU and Hampus Eriksson broke up the shutout at the 9:28 mark of the third with a shot through traffic from the top of the slot. At the 14:54 mark, Lukas Kaeble redirected a shot from Yuki Miura past the BSU goaltender Zach Driscoll to send the game to overtime at 2-2.
Still locked at 2-2 following the 5-on-5 overtime period, the game officially ended as a draw and each team earned one point in the league standings. But the game was pushed to an exhibition 3-on-3 overtime period. The Lakers earned the extra point in the WCHA standings as Kaeble found the back of the net.
Driscoll finished the night with 25 saves and two goals allowed in 65 minutes between the pipes for BSU. He moves to 7-3-2 overall.
The Beavers return home to Bemidji, Minn. and the Sanford Center Dec. 6-7 when they welcome the University of Alaska for a two-game WCHA series. The teams will clash at 7:07 p.m. Friday to open the series before a 6:07 p.m. opening faceoff in the series finale Saturday.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).