Lake Superior State University Lakers head coach Damon Whitten has confirmed that freshman goalie Kevin Aldridge has opted to leave the program and return to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League.
A 1994 birth-year, Aldridge backstopped Fairbanks to the NAHL’s Robertson Cup championship last spring.
But Aldridge — a recruit of former Laker head coach Jim Roque — struggled in four appearances with LSSU this season. He had an 0-2 record, .833 save percentage and 4.80 goals-against-average.
“We wish Kevin the best on his return to Fairbanks and in his next steps in his career,” Whitten said.
Starting netminder Gordon Defiel — who is a freshman — and sophomore backup Peter Megariotis are slated to travel with LSSU to the Florida College Hockey Classic, which will be held December 28-29.