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Men's Hockey Chopped Down By The Foresters
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2005
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team fell to Northern Collegiate Hockey Association opponent Lake Forest 4-2 here tonight at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
Lake Forest scored first when Tyler Canal slipped a shot past Chris Nelson (Jr.-Madison/Memorial) just 24 seconds into the game. The Foresters scored the next two goals to go up 3-0 with less than four minutes remaining in the second period.
The Blugolds got on the board moments later when Sean Clark (Jr.-Royal Oak, MI/Brother Rice) used passes from Pete Eloranta (Sr.-River Falls) and Phil Cherneski (Sr.-Thompson, MAN/RDPC) to score his third goal of the year.
Eau Claire closed the gap to two 5:55 into the third period when Ben Manny (Sr.-Chippewa Falls/Chi-Hi) scored unassisted for his eighth goal of the year. Lake Forest scored the final goal of the game 16 seconds later for the final margin.
The Blugolds were outshot 41-25 by the Foresters with Eau Claire going 0 for 6 on power plays and Lake Forest going 1 for 5. Nelson made 37 saves in goal for the Blugolds.
Eau Claire drops to 1-4-2 in the NCHA and 8-7-3 overall while Lake Forest improves to 2-5-0 in the NCHA and 6-11-1 overall.
The Blugolds will be in action when they play St. Norbert tomorrow night. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
- JL -