No. 6 St. Thomas (Minn.) ends 2013 with 3-0 win vs. No. 9 St. Scholastica
DULUTH, Minn. -- Sixth-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) defeated ninth-ranked Saint Scholastica 3-0 on Saturday night at Mars Lakeview Arena.
The Tommies took the momentum early in the game as Connor McBride shot the puck off of the hip of Saints goalie Tyler Bruggeman and into the net to make it 1-0 St. Thomas with 7:34 left in the opening period.
The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Tommies until, with 4:40 left in the third period, Steve Sorensen netted the Tommies second goal of the game to put them up by two goals late in the game.
St. Thomas would add an empty-net goal with just three seconds left to make the final score 3-0. That marked the first time the Saints have been shut out since a 3-0 loss to UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 11, 2011.
St. Thomas held the Saints to just two shots on three power plays while it only managed four shots on its four power plays in the game.
Winning goalie Drew Fielding stopped all 23 of the Saints' shots in the contest to improve the Tommies to an 8-1-2 record.
No. 10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 5, Lawrence 0
APPLETON, Wis. -- Tenth-ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire shut down Lawrence on Saturday, defeating the Vikings 5-0 to end the first half of the season at Appleton Ice Center.
Joe Krause was a part of three Blugold goals, scoring twice while picking up an assist on another. He scored the Blugolds' first goal, which eventually proved to be the game winner, at 12:56 in the first period, then added another at 9:04 in the second period.
In the final period, the Blugolds continued to increase their lead, scoring three more times.
Preston Hodge had the first goal at 2:59 and Jon Waggoner followed with one less than two minutes on a power play. With just 10 seconds left in the game, Charles Thauwald gave the Blugolds their final goal of the night, also on a power play.
Jack Callahan led the Blugolds in assists with three while Jeff Pauluk and Ethan Nauman each had two.
Playing all but 22 seconds in goal, Jay Deo stopped all 14 Lawrence shots. The Blugolds finished with a total of 38 shots.
The Blugolds went 2 for 6 on the power play while the Vikings finished 0 for 2.