Tommies notch a road win
St. Thomas’ search for its first road win of the season is over. The Tommies defeated Wisconsin-Superior, 2-1, Friday night behind a 32-save performance from Benjamin Myers.
Cullen Wilcox scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period. Derek Olmschenk scored the other goal for the Tommies, who improved to 3-3-1 on the season thanks to their second one-goal win. St. Thomas is 1-1 on the road this season.
Losing streak over for the Cardinals
St. Mary’s capped off its weekend series against Lake Forest with a 4-2 victory. The Cardinals had been mired in a five-game losing streak, which included a 6-3 loss to Lake Forest Friday night in the series opener. The losses were part of an overall winless streak of six games.
Five times during that streak, the Cardinals had allowed five or more goals, but on Saturday, they were the team with an offense that was clicking.
Two third-period goals proved to be the difference as the Cardinals improved to 3-6-1. Jack Stang scored the go-ahead goal with under two minutes to play, and Michael Cimba punched in an empty-netter a minute later to seal the deal.
Al Rogers made his first collegiate start and racked up 37 saves. Ben Owen paced the offense with a goal and two assists. Austin Arnold finished with two assists as well.
The Cardinals trailed 1-0 after one period, but were all tied up at 2-2 heading into the third. St. Mary’s took 41 shots compared to 39 by the Forresters.
Showdown ends in a tie
The Milwaukee School of Engineering squared off with Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the Pointers’ own tournament Friday night and skated to a 2-2 tie.
Clint Garris came through with the game-tying goal to force overtime. Neither team scored in the extra session, but the Raiders lost in the shootout that determined who would play for the championship of the tournament.
Brett Wagner scored the other goal for MSOE, and Rock Boynton made 42 saves in his second consecutive start. He was particularly tough in the overtime period, stopping four shots in pressure-packed moments.
MSOE finished off the weekend with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin-Stout Saturday in the consolation game of the tournament, improving to 6-1-1 on the year. The Raiders are unbeaten in their last four games. Boynton earned another win and is still unbeaten as a goalie. Eric Tien, Nick Reamon, and Nate Rogers all scored goals.
Prime time win for Vikings
Lawrence competed in the semifinals of the Primelink Great Northern Shootout Friday and knocked off Middlebury, 6-3. The Vikings scored four times in the final period to ice the win.
Six different players scored for the Vikings, with Nick Felan putting his team in front for good at 4-3. Evan Cline came through with 24 saves. Lawrence finished with a 36-27 advantage of shots as it won its third game of the season. Lane King tallied a goal and an assist.
The Vikings played against Plattsburgh State in the title game of the tourney and fell 4-2. Austin Frank and King both scored goals in the loss as Lawrence fell to 3-5.
Felan and Frank both earned spots on the all-tournament team.
Kelley shines for Bulldogs
In Adrian’s 3-1 win over Trine Saturday night, Bulldogs goalie Dillon Kelley notched his second win of the season and improved to 11-1 in his career. He hasn’t lost a game since 2016.
It was a big night for Taylor McCloy as well, who dished out two assists and pushed his career total to 50. His effort helped the Bulldogs push their record to 6-1. Adrian has won all three meetings against Trine this season.
Adrian has outscored Trine 17-5 in the three meetings and also extended its streak of killing power plays to 13 this season.
Title time for the Pointers
Tanner Karty was on top of his game once again and his goal and two assists helped lift Wis.-Stevens Point to a 6-2 win over Aurora in the championship game of its holiday tourney.
The Pointers were coming off a 2-2 tie with MSOE and got rolling early to take a 3-2 lead after one period of play.
Teammate Willem Nong-Lambert also stepped up in a big way, scoring a goal and dishing out two assists as well. Logan Fredericks and Kelly O’Brien both came up with a goal and an assist.
Connor Ryckman started in goal and nearly matched his career best in saves, tallying 24. He was one off the mark.
The Pointers are 6-3-1 on the year and are unbeaten in their last two games.
Yellow Jackets sting Saints
Wisconsin-Superior survived a rivalry game battle with St. Scholastica Saturday, earning a 2-1 win over the Saints at home.
The Yellow Jackets scored twice in the first period and never looked back as they won for the third time this season.
Wis.-Superior held a 30-23 advantage in shot, and Liam Blais and Jake Hamilton both scored for the Yellow Jackets. Daniel Litchke assisted on both of the goals as Wis.-Superior won for the third time in five games.
Blugolds roll past Lions
Wisconsin-Eau Claire cruised to a 5-1 win over Finlandia Saturday night.
Scott Munro made quite the impression for the Blugolds, scoring a goal and an assist. He finished with a plus-4 rating in what was only the ninth game of his career.
David Johnson made his first start in goal and stopped 18 shots as he helped the Blugolds improve to 6-3 on the year. Prior to Saturday, Johnson, who is a sophomore, had played in only one game in his career, and that was last season.
The win for Wis.-Eau Claire was its second consecutive and marked the third time in four games it has scored at least four goals in a game.