Finlandia Men’s Hockey earn clseo win over UW-Concordia
MEQUON, Wisc. (WLUC) – SISU was center stage as the Finlandia University men’s hockey team (2-22, 1-16 NCHA) earned a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Concordia Wisconsin (2- 20-2, 1-15-1 NCHA), Friday night at the Ozaukee Ice Center.
The opening period was a goalkeeping clinic by Liam McGarva and senior Marcus Gloss. They combined 30 saves, including several great plays.
Finlandia came out on fire to start the second period. Freshman Max Messier scored an assist from second Chris Beyer just 41 seconds into the game. 17 seconds later, rookie Brady Clayton made it 2-0.
Concordia Wisconsin managed to score twice within a minute in the third period to tie the game at 2-2. Gloss made a great play with the clock ticking down to send the game into overtime.
In OT, the Lions and Falcons each had several great chances. With 1:25 to go, Messier sent the puck into the net to end the game.
Messier took part in all three goals. Beyer got two assists including one from junior Phil Schader. Clayton led the team with 12 game wins.
FinnU came away with 20 blocked shots led by seniors Dylan Paavola and Tyler Watungwa with four each. Gloss continued his assault on the record books by finishing with 60 saves. This broke the school record of 56 by Matt Arnold against UW-Eau Claire (November 26, 2017).
Finlandia will close the 2021-22 season on Saturday, February 12 against Concordia Wisconsin. The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. CST
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