Men’s Hockey earns tie with St. John’s

Box Score: CUW 2, SJU 2

ST CLOUD, Minn. - A day after falling to St. John's University 5-2, the Concordia University Wisconsin men's hockey team came away with a 2-2 tie against the Johnnies on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from freshman Tanner Tryggestad (Amery, Wis.) and sophomore Russell Johnson (Monticello, Minn.) had the Falcons in front 2-1 late in the third period, but St. John's rallied to tie the score with just under two minutes remaining in regulation time.

CUW (1-7-2, 1-4-1 MCHA) was outshot 55-22, but made the most of their chances and also got stellar goaltending from freshman Josh Lehr (Appleton, Wis.).

Tryggestad started things in the first period, netting a power play goal just minutes before the first intermission, with junior Graylyn Douglas (Plano, Texas) and freshman Cole Weiser (Beloit, Wis.) providing the assists.

St. John's (3-4-2) tied the game at 1-1 in the second period off a goal from Nick Roscoe, but the Falcons answered back in the final frame.

Almost midway through the third period with the Falcons on the power play, Johnson scored his team-leading seventh goal of the year to regain the lead for CUW, with Weiser and sophomore Shay Klitzke (Annandale, Minn.) assisting.

But the Johnnies rallied once again, as Connor Rooney scored with 1:45 left in regulation to tie the score at 2-2.

The two teams played a five-minute overtime period, but neither side could break the deadlock.

The Falcons now have a week to rest before a pair of home games against conference foe Adrian College next weekend.