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Superior High School's Daniel Mikel (18) scores 12 seconds into overtime to give the Spartans a 3-2 win over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Friday night in Cloquet. Looking on is Spartan teammate Aaron Miller (20). (Photo courtesy of Tom Krob)

Spartans down Cloquet in OT

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Spartans down Cloquet in OT
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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.

Superior 0-0-2-1--3

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0-1-1-0--2 

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.