Men's Hockey Edges Yellowjackets in Superior
SUPERIOR, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team handed UW-Superior its fourth straight loss with a 3-1 win over the Yellowjackets tonight.
The Blugolds, who haven't lost since December 10, scored goals in all three periods tonight.
Williams put the Blugolds on the board in the opening period as he scored at 15:19 with assists from David Donnellan (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) and Drew Darwitz (Jr.-Woodbury, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall).
While Superior scored with just over three minutes to play in regulation to make the score 2-1, Weston, with an assist from Ross Andersen (Fr.-River Falls, Wis.), scored the final goal of the night just six seconds from the final horn on an empty net.
The Yellowjackets edged the Blugolds in shots, 25-17 and committed only six penalties while the Blugolds had seven. However, Superior finished with 23 minutes in the penalty box to 14 for Eau Claire.
Brandon Stephenson (Jr.-Saline, Mich.) was in-net the entire night for the Blugolds and made 24 saves.
The Blugolds improve to 11-6-1 on the season and 5-6 in the NCHA. Superior drops to 8-8-2 overall and 3-6-2 in conference play.
Saturday, the two teams will face each other again in Superior. The puck will drop at 7:05 p.m.