Lake Superior State goaltender Aldridge leaves school, rejoins NAHL’s Ice Dogs

Lake Superior State announced Thursday that freshman goaltender Kevin Aldridge has decided to leave the Lakers and return to junior hockey.

Aldridge plans to rejoin the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League, where he won the Robertson Cup and was named Robertson Cup playoffs MVP last season.

“We wish Kevin the best on his return to Fairbanks and in his next steps in his career,” LSSU coach Damon Whitten said in a statement. “We thank him for his contributions to Laker hockey.”

Aldridge appeared in four games for the Lakers during the first half of the 2014-15 season, going 0-2-0 with a 4.80 GAA and a .833 save percentage.

Freshman starter Gordon Defiel and sophomores Aaron Davis and Peter Megariotis remain with the Lakers. Defiel and Megariotis are slated to travel with LSSU to Florida Dec. 28-29 for the Florida College Hockey Classic.