HANCOCK, Mich. — Jameson Raymond scored a pair of goals, and the Lawrence University hockey team rolled to a 5-3 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Finlandia University Friday night at Houghton County Arena.
Lawrence (8-5-1, 6-3-0 MCHA) pulled out to a 5-0 lead before Finlandia (1-12-0, 1-8-0) scored three times in the final period.
Evan Johnson stopped 22 shots to earn the victory for the Vikings. Mike Wuthrich made 31 saves and took the loss. Lawrence enjoyed a 36-25 edge in shots.
The Vikings got on the board 7:27 into the first period when Jacob Esch took a pass from Josh DeSmit and beat Wuthrich for a 1-0 lead.
Lawrence made it 2-0 just over two minutes later when Raymond scored on the power play. Freshman Derek Brickan then scored at the 13:54 to send the Vikings to the locker room with a 3-0 lead after the first period.
The second period was scoreless, but Lawrence put the game away early in the third.
Raymond scored on the power play just 42 seconds into the third to put the Vikings up 4-0. Brad Scurfield and Matt Hughes assisted on both of Raymond’s power-play goals.
DeSmit then took a pass from Scurfield and scored at the 2:57 mark to give Lawrence a 5-0 edge.
The Lions got goals from Collin Saint-Onge, Jake Watchorn and Nemanja Jankovic to cut the margin to 5-3.
The teams wrap up the two-game series on Saturday afternoon.