Lightning drop conference opener
DETROIT LAKES - Kyler Decent netted two unassisted goals en route to four goals on the night for the Northern Lakes Lightning who dropped their Mid-State Conference opener 10-7 to the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Thursday night.
Jacob Travis, Connor Chambers, and Aspen Florey each recorded goals for the Lightning. Kegan Couture, Alec Fitch, and Evan Rhodes had assists.
Joe Herda had a busy night in net, turning away 35 of 45 shots on goal.
Northern Lakes 4 2 1 - 7
Detroit Lakes 3 4 3 - 10
First period: DL- Nate Baker (Frantisek Jung) :46; NL-Jacob Travis (Tyler Heinlen) 4:18; NL-Kyler Decent (unassisted) 9:18; DL-Andy Schupp (Kirby Inderrieden, Ryan Berg) 11:00; NL-Decent (unassisted) 13:19; DL-Jung (Alex Mason, Ethan Brekke) 14:44; NL-Connor Chambers (unassisted) 16:15
Second period: DL-Baker (Jung, Mason) :15; NL-Decent (Kegan Couture) :25; DL-Derick Brehm (Berg) :53; DL-Baker (Brekke) 11:08; DL-Jung (Baker) 14:32; NL-Decent (Alec Fitch) 16:17
Third period: DL-Inderrieden (Andy Schupp) 5:23; DL-Mason (Baker, Brekke) 9:22; NL-Aspen Florey (Evan Rhodes) 11:32; DL-Mason (unassisted) 14:36
Shots on goal: NL 30, DL 45
Goalies: NL-Herda (35 saves), DL- Michael Brunner (23 saves)
Conference: NL 0-1. Overall: NL 1-2. Next: vs. Monticello at Hallett Center, Crosby, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11.