Wisconsin-Superior got goals from five players and 28 saves from senior goalie Oscar Svensson en route to a 5-2 WIAC victory over Northland in their college hockey men’s season opener Wednesday in Ashland.
The teams met twice last week in exhibition play, with UWS winning 3-0 and 9-3, but this time it was official.
After Zach Ross opened the scoring at 12:54 in the first period to put Northland ahead 1-0, it was all Yellowjackets as Troy MacTavish and Charles Martin scored goals in the second and UWS tacked on three more unanswered in the third.
The same teams meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Wessman Arena in Superior.
Henry Eneba scored a pair of goals to lead St. John’s to a 5-2 victory over St. Scholastica in a nonconference men’s game at Mars Lakeview Arena.
Eneba opened the scoring at 2:03 in the first period as the Johnnies exploded for four unanswered goals in the first to counter goals by the Saints’ Tyler Hinterser and Jon Hansen late in the period.
Eneba scored at 5:54 in the second period on the power play for the game’s final tally.
Michael Magnuson had 33 saves for St. John’s (1-1), Jack Bostedt, Nick Trenciansky and Jack Bostedt combined on 24 stops for the Saints (0-2).
St. Scholastica plays at Concordia-Wisconsin at 7 p.m. Friday in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Rachel Anderson, Kayla Kasel and Taylor Murray scored goals as St. Scholastica stayed unbeaten with a 3-1 victory over St. Mary’s in a nonconference women’s game in Winona, Minnesota.
St. Mary’s, playing its season opener, got on the scoreboard first as Avrey Simonson scored an unassisted goal at 4:45 in the second period, but it was all CSS after that.
Lori Huseby stopped 26 shots to lead St. Scholastica (3-0) while Ary Ziakas and Jordan Keeley combined on 37 saves to lead St. Mary’s (0-1).