Scurfield’s goal powers Lawrence over Northland

Posted on: January 7th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

ASHLAND, Wis. — Brad Scurfield’s power-play goal with 6:07 left lifted Lawrence University to a 3-2 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Northland College Friday night at the Bay Area Civic Center.

Scurfield, who has a team-high five power-play goals on the season, scored off assists from Matt Hughes and Jameson Raymond to break a 2-2 tie.

Evan Johnson stopped 22 shots to pick up the victory for Lawrence (7-4-1, 5-2-0 MCHA). The Vikings outshot the Lumberjacks (3-9-0, 2-5-0) 35-24.

Northland got the on the board first when Chad Liley scored on a penalty shot at 15:50 of the first. Lawrence quickly tied the score at 1-1 when Jesse Byam-Katzman scored with just 2:04 left in the opening period. Freshmen Huck Saunders and Paul Zuke picked up assists on that goal.

Hughes then gave Lawrence the lead at 2-1 just 6:18 into the second period when he scored an even-strength goal with assists from Scurfield and Byam-Katzman.

Northland tied the score at 2-2 four minutes later on Colin McIntosh’s goal.

Lawrence looks the series sweep when it faces the Lumberjacks on Saturday afternoon.

Box score

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