College hockey: CSS men open Harris Cup with victory
St. Scholastica got goals from five different players and the Saints defeated Marian 5-3 to open the NCHA Harris Cup playoffs on Friday in Fond du Lac, Wis.
The teams play the second-game of the Cup playoffs at 4 p.m. Saturday at Marian.
The Saints (9-16-1) got goals from Kyle Star, Mike Nolan, Boe Bjorge, Carson Rose and Dustin Cordeiro. Riley Bechard had two assists and Zane Steeves turned back 43 shots. Marian held a 46-23 edge in shots on goal.
- The Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets opened the WIAC playoffs with a 6-3 win over the Northland Lumberjacks Friday at Wessman Arena.
The series resumes at 7:05 p.m. Saturday with the winner advancing to next weekend’s semifinals.
The Yellowjackets held what seemed a comfortable 5-1 lead after two periods, but Northland made things interesting when Kurt Sonne and Kalib Ford scored 33 seconds apart midway through the third period.
Superior sealed the win when Chad Lopez scored into an empty net with 1:14 remaining.
Levi Cudmore, Conor MacLean Lawson McDonald, Liam Blais and Ty Proffitt also scored for Superior (15-8-3).
Taylor Unruh and Gennaro Anzevino made 29 saves for Northland (4-21-1).
Oscar Svensson finished with 25 saves for Superior.
- Kaleigh Martinson scored three goals and dished out an assist for Wisconsin-Superior in a 5-1 win over the Northland Lumberjills Friday at the Bay Area Civic Center in Ashland.
The Yellowjackets also got goals from Amber Heidenreich and Jenna Curtis and Catherine Johnson had 18 saves as they improved to 16-7-1 overall and 6-5 in the WIAC.
Jess Jerome scored for Northland (6-18-2, 0-9-2 WIAC) and Teagan Johnson finished with 35 saves.
- The College of St. Scholastica Saints and Marian Sabres skated to a 1-1 tie in NCHA action Friday in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Trailing 1-0 and being outshot 18-14, the Saints woke up in the third period and outshot the Sabres 26-3 and in the process tied the game up on Greta Nundahl’s goal with 12:59 remaining.
Morgan Bolin scored for Marian on a power play in the second period.
The Saints committed a penalty one minute into overtime, but the Sabres could do nothing with it as the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Lori Huseby made 25 saves for the Saints (11-9-4, 8-4-3 NCHA), while Maggie Cusey had 45 saves for the Sabres (4-18-2, 2-11-2).
The same two teams play again at 1 p.m. Saturday.