Men’s D-III West weekend wrap Jan. 14: Marian upsets No. 6 St. Norbert, No. 1 Wis-Stevens Point earns big win

Hunter Vorva anchors Marian in net. (Larry Radloff/Larry Radloff,
Hunter Vorva made 32 saves as Marian upset No. 6 St. Norbert. (Larry Radloff/Larry Radloff,

Marian knocked off No. 6 St. Norbert, 3-1, Friday night in an historical win for the program. It’s the first time in program history that the Sabres have beaten the Green Knights.

Marian scored three goals in a span of 4:41 in the first period to take control against the reigning national champions. Nick Monfils started the outburst with his seventh goal of the season. Lane Valimont punched in his third goal, and Tony Ring came through with the first goal of his career as the Sabres went in front 3-0 in the first period.

Marian held a 34-33 edge in shots. Hunter Vorva nailed down his third win over a ranked team this season as he stopped 32 shots. He is now 7-5-2 on the season.

Evan Cholak scored the lone goal for the Green Knights.

Marian is now 8-6-3 overall and is 6-3-1 in the NCHA.

Pointers stay unbeaten
Wisconsin-Stevens Point reminded everyone why it’s the best team in the nation, edging Augsburg, 3-1, Friday in a showdown between two of the top five teams in the nation.

The top-ranked Pointers scored three goals in the second period to erase a deficit against the fourth-ranked Auggies.

Jordan Fader, Tanner Karty, and B.J. Duffin all scored goals for the Pointers, who overcame an early deficit. The Auggies went ahead 1-0 in the first on a goal by Chandler Madry.

The Pointers dominated in shots taken, racking up 32 compared to only 16 by the Auggies. Connor Ryckman was impressive once again in goal, stopping 15 shots. Nick Schmit made 29 saves for Augsburg.

The Pointers closed out their weekend with a 4-1 win over Saint John’s and are now 17-0-2 on the season. Their win streak now stands at 11 games.

Stephan Beauvais came through with two goals to pave the way for Wis.-Stevens Point in the victory over the Johnnies. Carter Roo dished out two assists in the victory. Connor Ryckman made 15 saves.

Cardinals earn split with Cobbers
Saint Mary’s enjoyed its best offensive performance of the season Saturday in a 7-2 win over Concordia in a MIAC series. The seven goals is the most the Cardinals have scored this season, with three coming in the first period as they opened up a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Stoynich led the attack with two goals. He also dished out an assist. Owen Sikich came through with a goal and an assist. Tommy Stang and Jack Stang each tallied a goal and an assist.

The Cardinals won for only the third time this season. They are now 3-10-3 overall and 2-4-2 in the MIAC.

Al Rogers finished with 20 saves in the win. Saint Mary’s held a 37-22 advantage in shots.

Concordia won Friday’s opener 5-3. The Cobbers scored twice in the third period to seal the deal thanks to goals by Jacen Bracko and Alex Stoley. The Cobbers are 10-5-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the conference.

Tommies keep streak intact
St.Thomas remained in contention for the MIAC title with a sweep of Gustavus Adolphus. The Tommies opened the series with a 3-2 win and closed it out with a 3-1 win Saturday, stretching their unbeaten streak to six games. St. Thomas is now 9-4-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the conference.

The Tommies scored twice in the second period to go in front for good. Brett Gravelle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal. Alex Trapp scored an insurance goal.

Cam Buggrabe improved his record to 6-0-1 on the year. He stopped 34 shots for the Tommies, who have won five games during their unbeaten streak.

Blugolds stay on a roll
Wisconsin-Eau Claire earned a 4-2 win over Saint John’s Friday night, scoring twice in the third period to take control. Zach Dyment made 15 saves for his seventh win of the season at home. He has won 13 games in all this year.

Lucas Kohls scored twice, including once off a power play. Braxton Collins scored his first goal of the year. He scored an empty-netter to put the exclamation point on the victory. Zach Kennedy also scored for the Blugolds.

The Blugolds pushed their win streak to four games Saturday with a 3-2 win over St. Olaf.

In the 29th meeting between the two teams since 1979, Wis.-Eau Claire prevailed after jumping in front 3-0. Jon Richards, Logan Von Ruden, and Andrew McGlynn all scored for the Blugolds, who improved to 15-2-2 on the year.

With the weekend sweep, the Blugolds pushed their home record to 8-0-1.

Blue Devils edge Pipers
Dylan Zins delivered the game-winning goal in Wisconsin-Stout’s 2-1 win over Hamline Friday. The goal was the second of the year for Zin, and the Blue Devils have now won 12 games, five more than they did all of last season.

Conner Valesano also scored for the Blue Devils. Tommi Ahlgren made 19 saves. The Blue Devils held a 29-20 edge in shots.

The Blue Devils fell 3-2 in overtime to Augsburg Saturday. Dmytro Kobylyanskyi scored the game-tying goal against the Auggies to force OT. Raphael Gosselin also scored for Wis.-Stout. His goal was his third of the season.

Tommy Carey punched in a goal in OT to lift Augsburg to the win. It was his sixth of the year.

Raiders march past Saints
Five unanswered goals helped propel the Milwaukee School of Engineering to a 6-3 win over St. Scholastica Saturday in NCHA action. The Raiders trailed 2-0 early, but scored the next five goals in the game to take the momentum away from the Saints. They improved to 6-8-3 overall and 4-4-2 in the conference.

Nick Redmon, Adam Ostrowski, Stian Owens, Will Gauthier, Adam Czarnecki, and Brandon Turer all scored goals for the Raiders. Redmon, Ostrowski, and Turer all dished out assists as well in the win.

Rock Boynton made 33 saves in the win. The Raiders held a 39-36 edge in shots. The win ends a two-game winless streak.