APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University made it two shutouts in a row with a 5-0 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Finlandia University on Saturday at the Appleton Family Ice Center.
Mattias Soderqvist stopped 18 shots to earn his third career shutout for the Vikings (3-3-1, 3-1-0 NCHA), who won 4-0 on Friday night. This marks the first time Lawrence has posted consecutive shutouts since a sweep of Northland on Feb. 6-7, 2009.
Lawrence piled up 37 shots and went 3-for-8 on the power play. The Vikings held Finlandia to 0-for-7 on the man-advantage on Saturday and 0-for-13 on the weekend.
The Vikings got on the board early with some superb individual moves from sophomore forward Nick Felan. Blake Roubos dug the puck out along the boards and passed to Felan, who streaked past a trio of Finlandia defenders and scored at the 6:28 mark of the first period.
Finlandia’s Cody Wickstrom got sent off for tripping just 24 seconds later, and the Vikings cashed in on the power play. Sean Reynolds scored his second goal of the season off assists from Josh Koepplinger and Daniel Gysi to make it 2-0 at the 7:23 mark.
Lane King then added a goal with six minutes left in the period off assists from Felix Henriksson and Jake Roeper for a 3-0 Lawrence advantage after the first.
A rare slew-footing penalty on Finlandia (0-8-0, 0-6-0) gave Lawrence a five-minute power play midway through the second period, and the Vikings scored twice.
Evan Ketner scored at the 8:25 mark, and Reed Gregory scored his first collegiate goal at the 11:01 mark to put Lawrence up 5-0. Gysi and Koepplinger earned their second assists of the night on Gregory’s goal.
Walker Enstad allowed all five goals and took the loss for Finlandia after making 17 saves. Matt Young came on in relief and stopped 15 shots.