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Men's Hockey Drops Yellowjackets 3-1
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2007
SUPERIOR, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team earned its second win is as many days tonight as it defeated UW-Superior 3-1 in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) conference game.
The Blugolds improve to 3-3-0 in the NCHA and 6-6-0 overall. The Yellowjackets drop to 2-3-1 in the NCHA and 5-4-4 on the season.
Eau Claire jumped on the board early and often tonight scoring three goals in the first period. The Blugolds first goal coming at the 2:31 mark in the first period when Sean Garrity (Sr. - North St. Paul, MN/North) scored his sixth goal of the season, Garrity's goal was unassisted.
Andrew Johnson (Jr. - Andover, MN/Anoka) would get the second goal of the period at the 10:29 mark to make the score 2-0. Garrity and Greg Petersen (Jr. - Maple Grove, MN/Totino-Grace) had the assists on Johnson's team leading seventh goal of the season.
Jesse Vesel (Jr. - Hibbing, MN) would add one more goal before the period came to a close. Vesel's goal, his third of the season came at the 19:56 mark to increase the Blugolds lead to 3-0. Peter Bracker (Jr. - Albert Lee, MN) and DJ Clark (So. - Blaine, MN) had the assists on Vesel's goal.
There would be no scoring until the 11:52 mark in the third period, that's when Aaron Berman scored his first goal of the season for UW-Superior. Derek Paige had the assist on the five on three power play goal.
Superior out-shot Eau Claire 31-20. Eau Claire took 10 penalties and was 1-for-7 on the power play. Superior took eight penalties and was 1-for-9 on the power play.
Tyler Brigl (So. - Eagan, MN) got the win in the net for Eau Claire tonight. Brigl had 30 saves and allowed one goal. Chad Beiswenger had 17 saves and three allowed goals for the Yellowjackets.
The Blugolds will be in action for the final time in 2007 on Tuesday night when they travel to Stevens Point for a non-conference game with the Pointers. The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m.
- KD -