HOCKEY: Laker girls drop conference opener
Sophomore center Hayden Boelter scored midway through the third period on an assist from Chelsea Skluzacek and the Northern Lights Lightning held the Lakers at bay in a 3-2 Mid-State Conference opening victory Tuesday night at Breezy Point Hockey Arena.
Detroit Lakes never led but tied the game twice.
Alyssa Koslowski gave the Lightning a 1-0 on a feed by Hayden Boelter that held up until the 11th minute of the second period. Laker eighth-grader Emma Coley scored the first varsity goal of her career on assist by Abagail King and Anna Payne.
Payne leads the Lakers in scoring with five points (3g, 2a) and pushed her point per game streak to five games.
Savannah Abear gave Northern Lakes the lead back with 2:15 remaining in the second period. She scored unassisted.
The Lakers got on the board in the opening minute of the third period at the 31-second mark when Lily Burnside scored off a Payton Carlblom wrist shot from the top of the circle.
Carlblom leads the Lakers with three assists. Burnside scored her first goal of the season.
Detroit Lakes falls to 1-4 overall and is in action over the break at the Fergus Falls holiday tournament. The Lakers have games on tap Friday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. Jamestown and Moorhead join DL and the host Otters.