Men's Hockey completes sweep with road win at Lawrence

Photo by Lane Schwartz
Photo by Lane Schwartz

APPLETON, Wis. – For the second straight night, the Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Hockey team defeated Lawrence University by a 4-3 score. On Saturday, the Falcons went on the road to down the Vikings, following their thrilling Friday night win, compiling four key points over the NCHA series.

THE BASICS
- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 4, Lawrence 3
- Location: Appleton Ice Center – Appleton, Wisconsin
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 9-4-1; 6-3-1 NCHA

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period, thanks to goals from sophomore Eric Therrien (Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan) and freshman Jim Pearson (Ashton, Ontario). Therrien's score came just 2:22 into play and was assisted by senior Brand Weldon (The Pas, Manitoba) and sophomore Taylor Gauld (Whitby, Ontario).

- Pearson would net his ninth goal of the season midway through the opening period, coming off assists from freshman Dante Hahn (Victoria, British Columbia) and senior Tanner Bull (Brooklin, Ontario). Pearson has now scored a goal in six of his last seven games, recording two scores in two of those contests. Hahn has picked up a point in seven straight.

- Lawrence tallied the only goal of the second period, a power play goal from Josh Koepplinger, and added the first goal of the third period to tie the game at 2-2. Blake Roubous scored for the Vikings to start the third, 1:56 into the period.

- The Falcons responded with the next two goals, coming off the sticks of sophomores Connor Hogg and Jon Brumwell. Hogg (London, Ontario) gave his team the lead 7:10 into the final stanza with a goal assisted by junior Jared Pilet (Seattle, Wash.) and Bull.

- Brumwell would light the lamp for the game-winner at the 10:17 mark of the third period. His unassisted score was his second goal in as many nights. Lawrence tallied a score 1:11 later but the Falcons held on for the 4-3 win.

- Sophomore Jack Romanuik (Melfort, Saskatchewan) set a program record with his eighth win of the season, recording an impressive 37 saves. He had 13 stops in a perfect first period and added 15 saves in the second stanza. Mattias Soderqvist made 31 saves for the Vikings.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The 2016-17 Falcons reached nine wins faster than any other team in program history. The previous best came last season with the Falcons winning their ninth game on January 22 against UW-Stout.

UP NEXT
- CUW will return to action next weekend with a home-and-home series against rival Marian. The Falcons will visit the Sabres Friday night before welcoming Marian to the Ozaukee Ice Center Saturday evening.