HOCKEY: Lakers win wild one at Wadena-Deer Creek
Sophomore Jackson Carlblom had a three-point third period, including two goals, his second the game-winner, in a wild 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Wolverines in Wadena Thursday.
The Lakers outshot the Wolverines 20-2 in the third period scoring five unanswered goals in response to a five-goal mid-game streak by the Wolverines.
DL trailed 5-2 after two periods of play, but exploded offensively in the third.
Jack DeConcini started the rally with a shot off the post and in after serving a five-minute major.
Carlblom stuffed in a feed from Bailey Tulius and Trey Seebold fo close within a goal 5-4.
The Wolverines were whistled for a major penalty of contact to the head on Ben Unruh by Josh Daigneault. Seebold cashed in late in the man advantage to knot the game 5-5.
Seebold then worked the puck in the corner and found Carlblom alone in front of the net for the game-winner with two minutes to play.
Collin Ginnaty added an empty net goal for the 7-5 final.
Nick Lund again opened a game with the first goal scoring with 11 minutes remaining in the first period on assists by Brady Morris and Will Green.
DL special teams employed an aggressive penalty kill on an immediate Wolverines’ power play that set the tone until late in the period..
A minute later Lund scored on a rebound on Green’s second assist for a 2-0 lead and the Lakers appeared in command.
Bryce Cooper created momentum for the Wolverines cutting the Laker lead in half on a slapshot in the final minute to send the teams to the first intermission 2-1 DL and led to a four-goal second period for the home team.
DL (11-6-1) has won five straight games and nine of the last 10 heading into a tough matchup at home with undefeated Grand Forks Central (17-0) Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m.