Basso nets two as No. 6 Adrian takes down Milwaukee Engineering
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Adrian's defense stifled Milwaukee Engineering on Saturday holding them to 21 shots on goal in a 5-1 win. MSOE owned the shot advantage on Friday, but today it was the Bulldogs clamping down especially in the third period allowing just two shots on net.
Adrian improved to 4-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCHA behind a pair of goals by junior Justin Basso. It was the first two goals of the season for Basso who scored the second and fourth goals of the afternoon against MSOE (0-4, 0-4 NCHA). The sixth-ranked Bulldogs did not convert on the power play going 0-of-7 but did maintain a 4-of-4 penalty kill.
No. 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3, St. John's (Minn.) 1
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Eau Claire won its second game to open the 2013-14 season unbeaten after the first weekend. Tonight the Blugolds defeated 15th-ranked Saint John's (Minn.) 3-1 at Hobbs Ice Center.
The Blugolds (2-0-0) have now won six consecutive games going back to last season, tying the third-longest winning streak in school history.
In tonight's game, a rematch from last year's NCAA first round which the Blugolds won 4-2, Eau Claire got out to a 2-0 lead before Saint John's could answer.
No. 2 St. Norbert 3, Finlandia 2
HANCOCK, Mich. -- St. Norbert scored twice in the final nine minutes of the game to rescue a 3-2 win against Finlandia in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Houghton County Arena.
The Green Knights (4-0, 4-0 NCHA) saw themselves trailing the Lions 2-1 midway through the third period. St. Norbert tied the game at 2-2 when Michael Hill scored on assists from Erik Cooper and Cullen Bradshaw at the 11:08 mark of the third period.
No. 4 Plattsburgh State 6, Brockport 0
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Mark Constantine and Kevin Emmerling combined for six points as Plattsburgh State rolled to a 6-0 win against Brockport in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday night at the Stafford Ice Arena.
Emmerling got things going for the Cardinals with just 5:02 gone in the game, giving Plattsburgh State an early 1-0 lead. Emmerling, who was perched right in front of Brockport goaltender Jared Lockhurst, took a centering pass from Luke Baleshta and lifted a shot to the right of Lockhurst for his second of the season.
Constantine got his second of the night early in the third by knocking home a Dillan Fox rebound. Less than four minutes later, Fox got one of his own from Constantine and Alex Jensen before Emmerling tacked on another at the 11:25 mark to round out the scoring.
No. 8 Oswego State 4, Cortland State 1
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Oswego State used a three-goal second period to gain control of the contest and defeat Cortland 4-1 in a SUNYAC matchup on Saturday night. With the victory, the No. 8 Lakers move to 2-1 in both overall and conference standings.
After Cortland tied the score at 1-1 in the first 11 seconds of the second period, Oswego started clicking on all cylinders, scoring three unanswered goals in the period.
The go-ahead goal and eventual game-winner came at the 9:30 mark of the period, as Mac Scott found the back of the net on passes from Morgan Bonner and Brandon Adams. It was Adams' second point of the night as he scored the Lakers' first goal in the opening period.
No. 9 Hobart 3, No. 5 Utica 2
UTICA, N.Y. -- Hobart scored as time expired in regulation to top host and nationally-ranked No. 5 Utica 3-2 in a key ECAC contest. The evenly-matched contest ended when Hobart earned a face-off in its own end with seven seconds left on the game clock and put a shot on net that was saved by UC goalie Nick Therrien, but Hobart junior forward Robert Sovik charged the net and forced home the game-winning rebound as the game clock expired to hand the Pioneers their first loss of the young season.
UC's record moved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the ECAC West, while Hobart rebounded from a 4-4 tie at Nazareth last night, and improved to 2-0-2 on the year.
Sovik finished the night with two goals, while Tommy Fiorentino added two assists for the Statesmen.
No. 10 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 8, St. Olaf 1
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- No. 10 Wisconsin-Stevens Point scored eight goals for the second consecutive night as they defeated visiting St. Olaf 8-1 on Saturday night at K.B. Willett Arena.
Joe Kalisz and Kyle Brodie each scored twice and Kevin Gibson had three assists for the Pointers (4-0-0). The win extended UWSP's best start to a season since 2008-09. UW-Stevens Point boasts the nation's top offense this season, averaging 8.33 goals per game entering play on Saturday night.
The Pointers began the game strong, scoring three times in the opening period. Both of Brodie's goals came in the first period on the power play and Gibson earned assists on both Brodie goals. Brodie entered the game as the top scoring defender in the country with six assists.