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Roundup: Wis.-Eau Claire wins in return

BOSTON -- Three quick goals in the opening six minutes of the third period by Williams (7-1-2, 5-0-2 NESCAC) lifted the Ephs from a 2-0 deficit to a 3-2 lead and an empty-net goal by Craig Kitto gave the Ephs a 4-2 win against Trinity (Conn.) (7-3-0, 3-2-0).

George Hunkele scored the first Eph goal, which was quickly followed by Nick Anderson. Frankie Mork put the Ephs on top 3-2 before Craig Kitto iced the game with the empty netter.

The NESCAC contest was played outdoors in historic Fenway Park as part of the 2014 Frozen Fenway series.

Williams did not hesitate to get going once the third period began. Only 32 seconds into the period, Hunkele scored on a short-handed situation. Junior Eph defensemen David Jarrett dumped the puck over each Bantam defensemen and Hunkele raced down the length of the ice to beat each Bantam defender to the puck. Immediately after gathering possession of the puck deep in the Trinity zone, Hunkele fired a shot on net that beat Coulthard low to the right side.

With the lead now cut in half, the Ephs controlled momentum. Not even two minutes following Hunkele's goal, the Ephs put away another goal on the power play to tie the score up at 2-2. Anderson received a pass down low to the right of the net. Anderson had the puck on his backhand and made a nifty move to get the puck onto his forehand where he then fired a wrist shot that beat Coulthard to his blocker side. Assists were awarded to Hunkele and Kitto.

Minutes later, Williams again found themselves on the power play after a Trinity tripping penalty and with a few seconds remaining on the man advantage, freshman Eph defenseman Frankie Mork fired a wrist shot from the left point. The wrist shot beat Coulthard, and after starting the period down 2-0, Williams now found themselves leading for the first time all night by a score of 3-2.

No. 10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 4, Augsburg 0

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Coming off a three-week break for the holidays, Wisconsin-Eau Claire was anything but rusty as it came out and dominated Augsburg to a 4-0 victory.

Just 1:26 into the second period, Patrick Moore buried his own rebound for his first career goal to put the Blugolds up 1-0. Alex Olson and Charles Thauwald assisted on the goal.

At 5:53, the Blugolds went on their first power play of the game. Just 12 seconds into the man advantage, Joe Krause took a backdoor pass and buried it top-shelf over Augsburg goalie John Bretzman for the 2-0 lead. Jack Callahan and Jon Waggoner picked up helpers on the goal.

The Blugolds pulled away late in the period when Jared Williams (ook a pass from goaltender Tyler Green and raced all the way down the ice and beat the goalie with a nice wrister for the 3-0 lead.