UW-Eau Claire men's hockey scored the final four goals of the game, erasing UW-Stevens Point's 2-0 lead in the first 11 minutes of action, to down the defending national champs on their home ice for the WIAC Championship Saturday.
Zach Kennedy started the run in the final three minutes of the first period on an unassisted goal, but it was a trio of tallies from the Blugolds in the second that secured the victory. Andrew McGlynn, Jake Bresser and Logan Von Ruden all beat Pointer goalie Eli Billing in the middle frame to push UWEC ahead.
Zach Dyment, who finished with 23 saves, kept the Pointers from staging a comeback in the third. The win brought the program its third Commissioner's Cup title all time, with the previous two coming in 2013 and 2016.
UWSP's goals came from Steven Quagliata 3:45 into the game and Brennen Miller at the 11:04 mark.
The Blugolds are 22-4-2 and have won 10 of their last 11 games. They were ranked No. 4 in the country and were one of two teams that received a No. 1 vote in the latest USCHO.com poll.
UW-River Falls' Kora Torkelson scored off a redirect in overtime to lift the Falcons to a 2-1 victory against UW-Eau Claire Saturday in the WIAC Championship at Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire.
The game-ending goal secured the Falcons' first league tournament title since 2017 and ended a two-year reign for UWEC.
UW-River Falls was playing without the WIAC's leading scorer Abigail Stow. The sophomore forward hasn't suited up since the Falcons' regular season finale against the Blugolds on Feb. 22.
NOTES: Former Superior Spartan Sam Young is a junior forward at UWRF. … Playing for UWEC are former Spartans Emma Peterson and Addie Young. … Peterson, a junior and Superior’s all-time leading scorer, earned first-team All-WIAC recognition for the first time after scoring a career-high nine goals and 10 assists. … Addie Young, a sophomore and the younger sister of Sam, has two goals and two assists this season.