UWSP men’s hockey nets 6 against Northland College to advance
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The UW-Stevens Point men’s hockey team (6-3-1) peppered the Northland (0-9-1) netminder with 68 shots and earned a 6-3 win to advance in the WIAC Tournament.
David Hill (Glen Mills, Pa.) doubled the UWSP lead when he chipped home a close-range shot. Isaac Moberg (St. Paul, Minn./) and Jordan Fader (Rice Lake, Wis./) were credited with assists. Late in the first, the LumberJacks got a goal back to make it 2-1 heading to the second.
Brandon McReynolds (North Vancouver, B.C./) and Steven Quagliata (Bartlett, Ill./) scored 47 seconds apart as the Pointers jumped out to a 4-1 advantage. Andrew Poulias (Whitby, Ont./) had an assist on McReynolds’ goal and Colin Raver (Bartlett, Ill./) set up Quagliata.
NC responded with two on their own making it a one-goal game with just over six minutes to play in the second.
Raver put UWSP back ahead by two goals with a tally at 16:22 of the second. Cody Moline (North Branch, Minn.) and Quagliata notched assists.
Orgel closed out the scoring with his second of the game at 11:34 of the third period. Justin Daly (Delano, Minn./) recorded an assist on the play.
UWSP goaltender Eli Billing (Windsor, Ont./) made 11 saves in the win. NC goaltender Chris Curr stopped 62 shots.
The Pointers advance to face UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday in the semifinals. Puck drop in Eau Claire is set for 7 p.m.