The Wisconsin-Superior men’s team remained hot with a 6-2 win over the St. John’s Johnnies on Friday at Wessman Arena.
The Yellowjackets, 5-0-1 in their last six games, improve to 11-2-1 on the season, including 6-0-1 in non-conference action.
UWS exploded for four goals in the opening period, including its first goals within a span of 2:54.
Jordan Martin started the scoring spree at 8:34, Liam Blais scored at 9:57, and Conor MacLean followed with his first collegiate goal at 11:28.
Bruno Birzitus finished the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal with 55 seconds remaining.
St. John’s cut the lead in half on power-play goals by Ryan Kero and Adam Orn in the opening 3:31 of the second period,but Superior got those goals back with Troy York’s power-play goal at 14:48 and Will Blake’s goal at 16:23.
UWS hosts Concordia-Moorhead at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Oscar Svensson finished with 27 saves for UWS. Andrew Lindgren and Mac Berglove combined to make 41 saves for St. John’s (3-6-4).
Marian 5, St. Scholastica 1
Gianni Vitali scored the first two goals of the game and Marian scored the first four in a victory over St. Scholastica on Friday night in Fond du Lac, Wis.
The Saints’ Jordan Fralich scored at 16:46 of the third period on assists from Carson Rose and Mike Nolan.
The Saints (5-9-1) and Marian cap their weekend series at 4 p.m. Saturday in Fond du Lac.
Wis.-Superior 2, Gustavus 1
Wisconsin-Superior held on to defeat Gustavus Adolphus on Friday in nonconference action at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn.
After a scoreless first period that saw UWS whistled for six penalties, the Gusties took a 1-0 lead on Kayla Vrieze’s goal 33 seconds into the second period.
UWS tied it up on Kaleigh Martinson’s goal six minutes after that and then scored the game-winner Amanda Sergent’s power-play goal at 14:42.
The Gusties outshot the Yellowjackets 15-1 in a scoreless third period.
Catherine Johnson stopped 32 shots for UWS (8-1-1). Emilla Helms-Leslie had nine saves for the fourth-ranked Gusties (9-2-1).
UWS plays at Augsburg at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
St. Scholastica 2, Wis.-Stevens Point 2, OT
St. Scholastica rebounded from a two-goal deficit with goals in the second and third period and the Saints played Wisconsin-Stevens Point to an overtime draw on Friday at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth.
The Pointers’ Mary Kremer and Kiley Hahner scored first-period goals but CSS’ Courtney Bloemke tallied on an assist from Sam Gorecki at 1:19 of the second. The Saints’ Abby Pohlkamp scored at 11:20 of the third period on assists from Rachel Anderson and Taylor Murray to tie the game 2-2.
Saints goalie Lori Huseby made 19 saves.
The Saints (4-6-1) and Pointers play again at 5 p.m. Saturday at Mars Lakeview.