LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Huck Saunders’ first collegiate goal proved to be the game-winner Saturday night and lifted the Lawrence University hockey team to a 4-2 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Lake Forest College at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
The victory completes a weekend sweep by Lawrence (5-1-0, 4-0-0 MCHA) of the home-and-home series. The Vikings won 4-1 Friday night in Appleton.
Saunders broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal with just 1:56 left in the game. Matt Hughes, who picked up an assist on Saunders’ goal, then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with five seconds remaining.
Lawrence grabbed a 1-0 lead midway through the first period when Jacob Esch scored off assists from Derek Brickan and Jon Sheridan. Lake Forest (2-2-0, 2-2-0) ¬†tied it with a power-play goal with just 19 seconds left in the opening period.
The Vikings struck back with Brad Scurfield’s power-play goal at 6:17 of the second. The lead didn’t last long as Lake Forest scored 2:06 later with a power-play goal of its own.
The score remained 2-2 until Saunders scored late in the third.
Lawrence goaltender Evan Johnson stopped 30 shots to pick up the win.¬†