ASHLAND, Wis. — Freshman forward Blake Roubos scored twice, and the Lawrence University hockey team held off a late rally by Northland College to down the Lumberjacks 5-3 in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game on Saturday at the Bay Area Civic Center.
Lawrence (2-4-0, 2-4-0 NCHA) earned a split of the weekend series after falling 4-3 on Friday night to Northland (1-5-0, 1-5-0).
The Vikings led 4-2 when Northland scored a pair of goals in a 15-second span with just over two minutes left in the game. The Lumberjacks were then whistled for boarding with 1:29 left but pulled goaltender Jesse DiLillo in the final minute.
Lawrence’s Logan Lemirande then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with just 21 seconds remaining.
Roubos got Lawrence on the board just 7:39 into the game when he scored off a pass from William Thoren. Huck Saunders made it 2-0 Lawrence when he scored with 5:10 left in the second period off assists from Roubos and Lemirande.
Northland cut the lead in half on Mike Lennon’s goal 4:33 into the third period. Roubos stretched the lead back to 3-1 when he scored on the power play at the 7:06 mark. Lemirande and Boelter picked up assists on that goal.
Thoren made it 4-1 when he scored on his first goal of the season on a two-man advantage at the 10:33 mark.
Roubos finished with three points on two goals and an assist, and Lemirande also had three points on a goal and two assists.
Lawrence goaltender Peter Emery got the win after stopping 23 shots. DiLillo made 35 saves for the Lumberjacks.