Spartans down Cloquet in OT
Daniel Mikel’s goal 12 seconds into overtime gave the Superior High School boys hockey team a 3-2 victory over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Friday night in Cloquet.
Aaron Miller and Beau Reder also scored for the Spartans, who improve to 11-11 on the season.
Paxton Paine finished with 11 saves for the Spartans, who had 28 shots on goal.
James Newgren had both goals for the host Lumberjacks (7-13-2).
After a scoreless first period, CEC scored the only goal of the second period.
The Spartans took a 2-1 lead early in the third period as Miller scored at 46 seconds and Reder scored 37 seconds later.
Superior is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hermantown.
The game will be carried live on WNXR 107.3 FM and on My9 Television.
First period — No scoring.
Second period — 1. CEC, James Newgren (Dylan Johnson), 9:32.
Third period — 2. S, Aaron Miller (Daniel Mikel), 0:46; 3. S, Beau Reder (Grant Hanson), 1:23; 4. CEC, Newgren (Johnson, Koby Bender), 5:05.
Overtime — 5. S, Mikel (Miller), 0:12.
Saves — Paxton Paine, S, 11; Zack Strom, CEC, 25.