Wis.-Stout's Corey Koop makes 59 saves to topple No. 4 Wis.-Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Stout scored three consecutive goals and Corey Koop made 59 saves as the Blue Deivls defeated previously undefeated Wisconsin-Stevens Point 3-2 on Saturday at KB Willet Arena.
The No. 4 Pointers (9-1-0, 1-1-0 WIAC), who would go on to outshoot Stout 61-17, opened the scoring when Nic D'Avollo scored at 6:30 in the first period.
Kevin O'Donnell tied the score for Stout (3-7-0, 1-1-0 WIAC) at 14:07 in the second, but it was the third period that Stout pulled ahead.
Hunter Scott scored a power-play goal at 9:04 in the third period and Zach Vierling followed that up at 11:43.
The Pointers pulled to within one goal when Joel Kalisz scored on a power-play goal with just more than two minutes left.
Koop made his 59th and final save of the game when he turned back a shot on net by the conference's leading scorer, Garrett Ladd with less than 30 seconds left as the Pointers had an extra attacker on the ice.
No. 1 Plattsburgh State 3, No. 13 Oswego State 3 (OT)
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Despite a roster full of fresh faces, Oswego State showed little signs of youth as Plattsburgh State skated to a 3-3 overtime tie with the Lakers in a State University of New York Athletic Conference game at the Campus Center Ice Arena.
Plattsburgh State found itself in unfamiliar territory at 3:45 of the second period as the Lakers struck first on a goal by David Titanic, creating the Cardinals' first deficit of the season. But the Oswego lead was a short-lived one as the Cardinals responded less than two minutes later with a power-play goal from Rich Botting at 5:21.
The game remained tied at 1-1 until the latter portion of the second when Oswego's Shawn Hulshof tallied his fifth of the year at 16:11, giving the Lakers a 2-1 lead to take to the locker room.
The Cardinals regained the momentum early in the third on Alex Jensen's power-play goal with just 1:38 gone in the period to tie the game again. Kyle Hall picked up an assist on Jensen's goal before scoring one of his own at the 5:18 mark to give Plattsburgh State its first lead of the night.
As quickly as the Cardinals took the lead, the Lakers came right back with the equalizer. Oswego's Mike Wills scored his first of the year from Matt Galati at 6:56 to round out the scoring in the back-and-forth battle.
Mathieu Cadieux recorded 28 saves in between the pipes for the Cardinals. Freshman goaltender Matt Zawadzki made 35 stops for the Lakers.
Lawrence 5, No. 2 St. Norbert 4
DE PERE, Wis. -- St. Norbert saw a three-goal lead in the third period evaporate into a 5-4 loss to Lawrence in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Cornerstone Community Center.
The Green Knights (10-2, 7-1 NCHA) lost for just the third time in school history when leading after two periods at home. St. Norbert entered the game 255-2-3 all-time when leading at home after two periods and was 237-1-2 at home under Tim Coghlin when leading after 40 minutes.
St. Norbert looked to have the game well in hand when it went ahead 4-1 on an Erik Cooper goal at the 1:08 mark of the third period. Lawrence (3-6-1, 3-5) answered just 27 seconds later on a Gustav Lindgren goal to cut it to 4-2.
Renato Engler made things even more interesting when he scored at 11:24 just moments after a St. Norbert penalty had expired. St. Norbert killed off a penalty inside five minutes left but gave up the equalizer when Matt Moore put home a rebound at 18:32. The Vikings secured the win when Blake Roubos finished a rush with just under 22 seconds remaining.
No. 3 Adrian 6, Marian (Wis.) 0
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Adrian came back after a tie Friday night with a 6-0 win at Marian (Wis.) on Saturday. Junior Scott Shackell was helped out by a strong defense and needed to make 13 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and improve to 3-0 in net. Adrian outshot the Sabres 36-13 and were 3-for-7 on the power play after going 0-for-7 Friday night.
Adrian scored all three of its power-play goals in the second period to put the game away. In fact, those three goals were scored in a span of 1:35 in the middle of the period. Six different players had points for the Bulldogs who also won 32 of 50 faceoffs. Justin Basso finished with a goal and two assists and scored the game's first goal at 1:30 of the first period. Josh Cousineau also finished with a goal and two assists and scored the second goal at 5:12 of the first.
Chris Leone, Duston Hebebrand, Brett Pinkerton and Shelby Gray also scored for Adrian. Jeremy Olinyk finished with a career-high three assists. Ryan Lowe chipped in two assists as Adrian improved to 10-0-1 overall and 7-0-1 in the NCHA.
No. 5 Norwich 6, Castleton State 2
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Senior forward Chris Duszynski notched his second hat trick of the season to lead the Norwich to a 6-2 win against Castleton State on Saturday afternoon at Kreitzberg Arena.
Norwich (7-1-2, 6-0-1 ECAC East) completed the weekend sweep and picked up its eighth consecutive victory in the "Battle of Vermont" rivalry with Castleton.
Duszynski opened the scoring with a blast over the glove of Castleton starting goalie Erik Cinotti from just inside the blue line on the right wing. Fellow senior forward Shane Gorman dropped the puck back to Duszynski who got all of his body behind the shot before sailing it into the top right corner of the net for his ninth goal of the season.
Castleton (5-4-1, 4-3-1 ECAC East) evened the score at the 4:02 mark of the second period when Colin Murray got around Ryan Whitell in a one-on-one situation and pushed the puck just inside the left post and past NU starting goalie Matic Marinsek. Bart Moran and Tyler Gaudy each picked up assists on the goal for the Spartans as well.
Norwich didn't take long to regain the lead though as just 2:14 later senior forward Travis Janke tapped home a loose rebound in the crease after Cinotti couldn't control the rebound off a shot from the point by Corey Hale. Erik Lyrvall also picked up an assist on the goal.
The Cadets extended the lead to 3-1 at the 14:27 mark of the second period when Trevor Stewart one-timed a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle that deflected off a Castleton defender's stick and into the right corner of the net. Hale and Janke notched assists on the goal.
New England 3, No. 6 Babson 1
BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Junior Jared Melman scored midway through the second period to break a 1-1 tie and propel New England to a 3-1 victory against Babson in an ECAC East game played on Saturday afternoon at the Harold Alfond Forum.
The win was UNE's first against Babson while the Nor'easters improved to 4-7-1 overall, 2-5 in ECAC East games. The Beavers dropped to 9-2 overall and suffered their first league loss (5-1).
Babson grabbed a 1-0 lead at 9:25 of the first when sophomore Mike Vollmin directed a shot from the right boards through traffic in front of the UNE goal and into the cage. Senior Pat Guerriero and first-year Bill Seligman were credited with assists on the play.
UNE knotted the score on the power play just before the close of the period. First-year Blaise Healy knocked home a rebound after a Cassidy April slap-shot from the point was turned away. Healy's goal came with 29 seconds on the clock.
No. 8 St. Thomas (Minn.) 4, Concordia-Moorhead 2
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- St. Thomas will head into the new year in first place atop the conference, thanks to Saturday's hard-fought 4-2 road win against Concordia-Moorhead.
UST (7-1-2 overall, 4-0-2 MIAC) broke to a 3-0 lead late in period and held off a late bid by the second-place Cobbers (6-3, 3-2-1). An empty-net goal in the final 45 seconds by Jeremy Hepler wrapped up the win.
Coach Jeff Boeser's team now has 16 points through six games in the MIAC race with three wins and two shootout victories.
Drew Fielding stopped 27 of 29 shots on Saturday. He turned away 56 of 60 shots in 125:00 on ice on the weekend.
Alex Niestrom, Nick Neilsen and Alex Altenbernd scored goals for the Toms and Neilsen added an assist.
Altenberd, a native of Moorhead, scored his first goal in five college games played back in his hometown.
No. 9 Williams, Amherst 0
AMHERST, Mass. -- Ninth-ranked Williams defeated arch-rival Amherst 1-0 following a third-period goal by senior forward Matt Doyle on Saturday afternoon.
After keeping the puck in the offensive zone at the blue line, sophomore defenseman Greg Johnson fired a puck on net where Doyle then deflected the shot past Amherst goaltender Dave Cunningham.
The Lord Jeffs got eight shots on Williams goalie Sean Dougherty in the third period but Dougherty remained perfect, posting his first shutout on the year. Dougherty stopped all 18 shots he faced during the contest. Cunningham stopped 28 of 29 shots in a losing effort for Amherst.
No. 10 Saint Scholastica 5, Lake Forest 1
DULUTH, Minn. -- Saint Scholastica finished off the weekend sweep of Lake Forest with a 5-1 win Saturday behind short-handed goals from Alex Valenti and Brandon Nowakowski.
The scoring got started early and often for the Saints with two first-period goals within one minute and 13 seconds of one another. Michael Spring shot one past Lake Forest goalie Austin Severson at the 14:36 mark with Brandon Millin and Dave Williams notching the assists. Then at the 13:23 point Matt Malenstyn put another goal past Severson with the assists being tallied by Joel Paiement and Bobby Lipsett.
The first of the two short-handed goals came just 55 seconds into the second period when Valenti broke away from the Lake Forest defense and beat Severson to make the score 3-0 Saints early in the second.
Nowakowski's short-handed score came at the 15:45 minute mark when he took a deflected pass and snapped a shot into the back of the net to put the score at 4-0 in favor of the Saints.
The Foresters would finally capitalize on a five-on-three power play late in the second when Mike Violette beat Saints goalie Tyler Bruggeman.
The four-goal lead would be restored one minute and 55 seconds into the third period when Steven Phee scored an unassisted goal to set the final score at 5-1 Saints.