Vikings score late to forge tie with Gustavus

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Freshman Blake Roubos scored with nine seconds left in regulation to lift the Lawrence University hockey team to a 6-6 tie with Gustavus Adolphus College in a nonconference game Friday at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

The game was part of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association/Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Thanksgiving Showdown. St. Olaf College defeated Marian University 4-3 in the other game on Friday.

Trailing 6-5, Lawrence pulled goaltender Anton Olsson with 50 seconds left in regulation. With the extra attacker on the ice, Roubos beat goaltender John McLean for the tying goal. Huck Saunders and Brandon Boelter picked up assists on the game-tying tally.

Both teams had good chances in the five-minute overtime, but neither squad was able to score.

Lawrence (2-4-1) looked like it might put the game away early after scoring five consecutive goals. The Vikings got goals from Logan Lemirande and Boelter in the first period and led 2-1 heading into the first intermission.

The Vikings then scored the first three goals of the second period. Saunders got things started just 21 seconds into the second, and Roubos and Ryan Rumble both picked up goals to put the Vikings up 5-1 with 5:57 left in that period.

Gustavus (5-3-1) then ripped off the game’s next five goals to take a 6-5 lead. The Gusties scored three times in the final 5:01 of the second to trim the margin to 5-4 after two periods.

Tyler Lapic then scored just 1:21 into the third to tie the game at 5-5, and Gustavus’ Corey Leivermann scored at the 4:22 mark to put the Gusties up 6-5.

Olsson stopped 56 shots for Lawrence, and McLean made 31 saves for the Gusties.

Lawrence takes on St. Olaf on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Gustavus faces Marian at 4 p.m.

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