Men's Hockey downed in NCHA matchup against Marian

Photo by Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by Jordan Vredeveld

MEQUON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Hockey team dropped its eighth straight game Saturday night, this one a 4-1 setback against Marian University at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

The Sabres scored once in the first, twice in the second and once in the third to down the Falcons by three goals. Brian Berger had three points for Marian, including a shorthanded goal 11:08 into the final period to put the game out of reach.

The Falcons lone tally came on a score from junior Trammell Lynes (Edmonton, Alberta). Lynes was there for a rebound goal off a shot from junior Matt Gates (Palatine, Ill.). Junior Devin Stuermer (Milwaukee, Wis.) also assisted on the goal, which led to a scuffle afterwards, Marian serving a two-minute penalty, while CUW picking up a five-minute major.

The Falcons killed off the final three minutes of their penalty kill and trailed 3-1 with 10:01 when Marian was whistled for a five-minute major for cross-checking. The Falcons couldn't capitalize however as Berger's shorthanded goal came 1:09 later to make the score 4-1.

Sophomore Jake Hebda (Firestone, Colo.) made 32 saves for the Falcons in the loss, while Mike Gudmandson tallied 28 saves for his fifth win of the season.

CUW was whistled for 25 penalty minutes on seven total infractions and killed off four of Marian's five power play opportunities. The lone MU power play goal came 12:46 into the second when Hunter Stewart scored, assisted by Jacob Ryd and Berger. CUW was 0-for-3 on the power play as Marian had five infractions for 13 minutes.

The Falcons will return to action next weekend in a road series at Northland College. The opener of the two-game set is Friday at 7 p.m.