CANTON, N.Y. — Sophomore goaltender Matt Violin made 50 saves, 20 of them in the third period, and freshman forward Nathan Ward scored the tying goal with 2:56 to go in regulation time as Lake Superior State salvaged a 2-2 tie with St. Lawrence Saturday night.
The Lakers, now 3-14-1 snapped a 13-game losing streak with the tie while the Saints are now 4-11-2 overall and 2-0-1 in their last three.
Sophomore Simon Watson opened the scoring for the Saints as he pinched in from his spot on defense and backhanded a rebound of a shot by freshman T.J. Trevelyan past Laker goalie Matt Violin at 14:59 of the first period, but the Lakers tied it up on a power play exactly four minutes later. Junior center Chris Peterson scored the goal, his third of the year as he banked a shot off the shoulder of Saint goalie Mike McKenna at 18:59.
Neither team scored in an even second period and the Saints took a 2-1 lead at 4:18 of the third when senior Blair Clarance scored on a rebound put-back just two seconds after a Saint power play had expired.
The Lakers then tied it when Ward broke into the Saint zone and fired a rising shot which McKenna got a glove on, but saw it bounce out of the glove and flip into the net.
The Lakers had three early chances in the overtime, but McKenna turned them all away and Violin added four saves to his total in the extra session.