Junior right wing Mark Vermette scored at 4:46 of overtime Saturday night to give Lake Superior State a 4-3 victory over St. Lawrence for its first NCAA Division I hockey championship.
Vermette picked up the rebound of a shot by sophomore left wing Pete Stauber, eluded a sweep check of Gary Robertson and slid the puck through a maze of players and past goalie Paul Cohen for his 45th goal of the season.
Freshman goalie Bruce Hoffort, who made seven saves in overtime, finished with 49 for the game and was named the tournament's most valuable player. Cohen finished with 31 saves.
It was the fifth overtime game in Division I tournament history and the second straight at the Olympic Ice Arena. Bowling Green defeated Minnesota-Duluth, 5-4, in four 10-minute overtimes in 1984.
Lake Superior State, a Michigan school, finished its season at 33-7-6. St. Lawrence, of New York, ended at 29-9.