The University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey teams were both victorious Friday, Dec. 7, with the Yellowjacket women blanking Finlandia 7-0 and the UWS men winning 5-2 over St. Mary’s in Winona, Minn.
The Yellowjackets scored four goals in the second period and owned a 63-17 shots-on-goal advantage in the non-conference win at Wessman Arena.
Kaleigh Martinson scored twice and five others netted a goal apiece for UWS. Martinson tacked on two assists as well.
C.C. Hayes, Amber Heidenreich, Lauren Niska, Molly Shelton and Rachel Garland also scored for UWS, which outshot the Lions 22-3 in the first period and 23-5 in the third.
Catherine Johnson stopped all 17 shots she faced to earn the shutout.
Game two of the series is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Wessman Arena.
First Period -No scoring.
Second Period -1. C.C. Hayes (Kaylee Wood), 3:39. 2. Amber Heidenreich (Ty Bischoff, Amanda Sergent), 5:43. 3. Kaleigh Martinson (Megan Dulong, Molly Shelton), 8:59 (pp). 4. Lauren Niska (Martinson), 11:54.
Third Period -5. Martinson (Niska), 5:57. 6. Shelton (Martinson), 10:11 (pp). 7. Rachel Garland (Jenna Byfuglien), 18:58.
Saves -Annah Smiddy, FU, 22-14-20--56. Catherine Johnson, UWS, 3-9-5--17. A-78.
Despite getting outshot 41-21, the Yellowjackets won the non-conference game in Winona, Minn.
Martin Yelle, Artur Terchiyev, Jordan Martin, Daniel Litchke and Will Blake all scored for UWS (4-7-2) and A.J. Smith made 22 of his 39 saves in the first period.
Owen Sikich and Jack Hatton scored for St. Mary’s (1-9-3).
The same two teams play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Winona.
UW-Superior 1 2 2 -- 5
First Period -- 1. UWS, Martan Yelle (Colton Nelson), 6:30.
Second Period -- 2. SMU, Owen Sikich (Jack Hatton), 2:06. 3. UWS, Artur Terchiyev (Jordan Martin, Troy MacTavish), 4:33. 4. SMU, Hatton (Dylan Robertson, Robert Roslund), 11:56 (pp). 5. UWS, Martin (Daniel Litchke), 19:41.
Third Period -- 6. UWS, Litchke (Martin), 6:26. 7. UWS, Will Blake, 17:49.
Saves -- A.J. Smith, UWS, 22-7-10--39. Nick Nast, SMU, 4-8-4--16. A-165.