Looking to clinch the number three seed in the NCHA playoffs, the UWSP mens hockey team took on St. Norbert tonight at the K.B. Willett Arena.
Late in the first period goalie Brandon Jaeger looked to have the save clearly in hand when the net got dislodged, but the referee said the puck crossed the line, and Cody Keefer was awarded the goal at the 18:52 mark.
Then again in the second it was St. Norbert putting the puck in the net, as Derek Donahue fired wide, but Chris Rial was there for the rebound and the putback as he put the Green Knights up two.
Point tried to make a comeback in the third as Kyle Heck put in the power play goal to reduce the St. Norbert lead to one. But, with time winding down, Point pulled their goalie, and St. Norbert capitalized as they scored the empty net goal with only one second remaining to down the Pointers three to one.
However, Point did capture the number three seed because of a St. Scholastica loss.
UW-Stevens Point will host UW-River Falls February 15-16.
After dropping game one of its weekend series, the UWSP womens hockey team looked to rebound today as they hosted UW-Superior for senior night.
But, the Pointers found themselves in a hole early as Superior scored two goals just over five minutes in to the game. But midway through the first period Josie Johnson cut the deficit in half as she scored off the assist from Michelle Lunneborg.
Then midway through the second, Brooke Hanson knotted the game at two a piece, off the assist from Johnson.
However, that tie would be short-lived, as UW-Superior took advantage of a UWSP penalty to take a three to two advantage in to the third period.
After the Yellowjackets scored their fourth goal of the contest in the third, Point pulled their goalie to skate an extra attacker, and UW-Superior would capitalize on the empty net and put in the goal to seal their victory five to two.