ASHLAND, Wis. — The Northland College hockey team held off Lawrence University and posted a 4-3 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association victory the Vikings Friday night at the Bay Area Civic Center.
Northland (1-4-0, 1-4-0 NCHA) scored the first two goals of the third period to break a 2-2 tie. Thomas Greene scored just 2:52 into the final period, and Anthony Stempin added a goal at the 8:55 mark to put the Lumberjacks up by two.
Rudi Pin then scored his second goal of the game for Lawrence (1-4-0, 1-4-0) at the 18:34 mark off assists from Brandon Boelter and Logan Lemirande to cut the lead to 4-3.
The Vikings pulled goaltender Peter Emery for the final minute of the game but couldn’t get the equalizer against Northland goalie Jesse DiLillo. DiLillo stopped 41 shots for the Lumberjacks. Lawrence had a 44-43 edge in shots.
Lawrence rallied from a pair of one-goal deficits in the first two periods. After Mike Mikulan scored just 14 seconds into the game, freshman Blake Roubos scored for Lawrence with just 20 seconds left in the opening period to tie the game at 1-1.
Connor Quinn gave Northland a 2-1 lead with 3:01 left in the second period, but Pino scored a short-handed goal with just 12 seconds left in the period to tie the game again.
Anton Olsson played the first two periods in net for the Vikings and made 30 saves. Peter Emery played the final period and stopped nine shots.
The teams wrap up the series on Saturday afternoon.