College men’s hockey: Marian wins shootout to advance past Yellowjackets in Superior Showdown
UWS and St. Scholastica will meet for third place Friday, Dec. 31, at Wessman Arena.
Mason Richey scored as Marian won the shootout 1-0 to advance past Wisconsin-Superior with a 2-2 overtime tie at the Superior Showdown men’s hockey tournament Thursday, Dec. 30, before 104 at Wessman Arena in Superior.
After a scoreless first period, Dylan Johnson of Cloquet opened the scoring at 7:57 in the second period on a power-play goal assisted by Levi Cudmore, Levi and Chad Lopez. The teams exchanged goals later in the period with Jordan Martin’s tally at 18:55 in the second gave UWS a 2-1 lead going into the final period.
It was short-lived, however, really short lived as Austin Nault scored just 22 seconds into the third period to knot it 2-2.
There would be no more scoring through regulation and overtime despite UWS controlling the extra session with a 6-0 advantage in shots on goal.
Colby Muise had 37 saves for the Sabres (5-5-2) while Landon Pavlisin had 25 saves for the Yellowjackets (6-4-2).
Marian will play Aurora for the Superior Showdown title at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Wessman Arena with UWS playing St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. for third place.
Aurora advances with shootout win over CSS
Nationally 10th-ranked Aurora converted on its first two attempts of the shootout while St. Scholastica came up empty as the Spartans advanced after a 2-2 overtime tie in the first game of the Superior Showdown at Wessman Arena.
St. Scholastica, returning to the ice for the first time since Dec. 4, trailed 1-0 after a goal by Simon Boyko at 16:01 in the first but came back to tie it later in the period on a goal by Arkhip Ledenkov.
The Spartans regained the lead when Connor Smith scored unassisted at 8:16 in the second period before Ledenkov scored the equalizer at 6:05 in the third period for his first multi-goal game of the season.
That’s how it would stay until the shootout as Josh Boyko had 20 saves for Aurora (10-2-1) and Jack Bostedt had 28 saves for the Saints (6-4-1).
This story was updated at 8 a.m. Dec. 31 to correct the date of the Superior Showdown title game. It was originally posted at 10:41 p.m. Dec. 30. The News Tribune regrets the error.