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Men’s Hockey Ties Lake Forest

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ( – The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team outshot Lake Forest College 44-28 but it was the play between the pipes that stood out as the Blugolds tied the Foresters 1-1 here tonight at Hobbs Ice Center.

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The Blugolds now stand at 3-2-2 on the season while the Foresters are 2-3-2.  The tie snapped a four-game winning streak for Eau Claire over Lake Forest, who last played each other on January 24, 2009.  It was the third straight nationally-ranked opponent the Blugolds had faced this week.  In the last five days the Blugolds have faced top-ranked St. Norbert, fifth-ranked Adrian College and Lake Forest who is receiving votes in the NCAA Division III National Poll.

Lake Forest scored the game's first goal at 13:07 of the first period taking an early 1-0 lead.  The Blugolds countered when Todd Koritzinsky (Fr.-Verona, WI/Middleton) scored his second goal in the last two games assisted by Ethan Nauman (Jr.-Mosinee, WI) and Jake Davidson (Fr.-Duluth, MN/Shattuck St. Mary's) tying the game at 1-1.

It would be the last goal scored on the evening as both goalies took center stage.  Tyler Green (Jr.-Noblesville, IN) saved 27 shots.  Green now has a season record of 2-0-1.  Lake Forest goalie Leo Podolsky saved 43 shots against an aggressive Blugold offense.

Both penalty kill units had strong evenings as the Blugolds went 0-for-4 on the power play while the Foresters where 0-for-5.

The Blugolds return to the road next week when they will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to face Augsburg College.  The Auggies are also receiving votes in the latest poll.  Face-off is set for Saturday, November 29 at 7:05 p.m.