EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The UW-Eau Claire hockey team scored five times in the second period and went on to a 6-2 nonconference victory Saturday night at Hobbs Ice Center.
Eau Claire (1-0-0) trailed 1-0 heading into the second period but scored twice in a 27-second span to take the lead and pulled away from there.
Lawrence (1-1-0) led 1-0 when Brad Scurfield scored on the power play at the 4:49 mark of the first period.
Tim Possehl tied it for the Blugolds 3:11 into the second period, and Isaiah Bennis then scored on the power play at 3:38 to give Eau Claire the lead. The Blugolds added goals at 7:59, 11:23 and 14:02 to lead 5-1 after the second.
Bennis scored early in the third period for his second goal of the contest, and Ross Janecyk scored twice for Eau Claire.
Reijo Wahlin scored midway through the third period for Lawrence to trim the lead to 6-2.
Lawrence went 1-for-6 on the power play, and the Blugolds were 2-for-9. The Vikings were whistled for 16 penalties totaling 62 minutes. Eau Claire took 12 penalties for 43 minutes.