APPLETON, Wis. — The UW-Stevens Point hockey team converted 4-of-6 chances on the power play Saturday night and went on to a 9-1 non-conference victory over Lawrence University at the Appleton Family Ice Center.
The second-ranked Pointers (2-0-0) scored a pair of power-play goals in each of the first two periods to take control. Joe Kalisz and Kyle Sharkey each had a pair of goals for Stevens Point, and both of Sharkey’s goals came on the power play in the second period.
Lawrence (0-2-0) got its goal in the first period when Josh Koepplinger scored off an assist from Brad Mueller. It was the first collegiate goal for Koepplinger.
The Pointers led 4-1 after the opening period, and that would be the end of the night for Lawrence goaltender Mattias Soderqvist. He made 10 saves in the opening period. Freshman James Schroeder played the final two periods and finished with 15 saves.
Stevens Point scored three more times in the second, twice on the power play, and then added a pair of goals in the third.
Jesse Gordichuk stopped 28 shots for the Pointers.