Lake Superior State announced that freshman goalie Kevin Aldridge has left the program in order to return to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL, where he played junior hockey.
Aldridge was initially recruited to Lake Superior--where his uncle Keith was a star defenseman for the Lakers during their glory days of the early-to-mid '90s--by former head coach Jim Roque. Aldridge apeared in four games for the Lakers, including two starts, where he posted a 4.80/.833 stat line. Meanwhile, the majority of playing time in net went to fellow freshman Gordy Defiel, who was recruited by the current coaching staff.
Lake Superior also picked up a commitment from another goalie last week in Keystone(NAHL) '96 goalie Nick Kossoff. Aldridge likely saw the writing on the wall that his playing time would likely be limited at best going forward.
In the school's press release, LSSU head coach Damon Whitten said, "We wish Kevin the best on his return to Fairbanks and in his next steps in his career. We thank him for his contributions to Laker hockey."