Big third period pushes Lumberjacks past Lawrence

Posted on: January 26th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Northland College scored three times in the third period to rally for a 4-3 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

Mike Lennon scored two of the three goals for Northland (7-11-1, 5-9-0 MCHA) in the first 8:14 of the third period.

Lawrence (6-11-2, 5-7-2 MCHA) led 2-1 entering the final period, but Louis Labbe’s goal tied it for Northland just 1:57 into the third.

Rudi Pino was then whistled for roughing the goaltender at the 5:30 mark to put Northland on the power play. The Lumberjacks converted on Lennon’s goal at the 6:34 mark to take a 3-2 lead. Northland made it 4-2 when Lennon scored again at the 8:14 mark.

Lawrence battled back freshman forward Renato Engler weaved past a pair of Northland defenders and zinged a wrist shot past Mason Riley to cut the lead to 4-3 with 4:52 remaining.

Northland’s Kraig Wright was then whistled for hooking with 2:55 left to put the Vikings on the power play. Lawrence got five shots on goal during the power play but couldn’t get the equalizer. The Vikings pulled goaltender Fabian Sivnert for an extra attacker with 1:25 left but didn’t get another shot on net.

Lawrence took a 1-0 lead when Pino scored just 2:57 into the first period. The Vikings made it 2-0 on Patrick Coyne’s goal at the 15:58 mark of the first. The Lumberjacks cut the lead to 2-1 when Austin Southerland scored at the 15:28 mark of the second.

Riley made 47 saves as Lawrence posted a season-high 50 shots on goal. Sivnert stopped 29 shots for Lawrence.

Box score

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