Hockey Vikings swept by Bulldogs

Jon Mays

The schedule for the Lawrence hockey team did not get any easier this weekend. After facing the defending National Champions, St. Norbert College, in their season opener, the Vikings played the defending conference champions, Adrian College. The Vikings (0-3, 0-2 MCHA) played hard but appeared overmatched, and the Bulldogs (4-1-1, 2-0-0) earned the weekend sweep.
Adrian shut out Lawrence in the first game of the series, and scored five goals of their own on the way to a 5-0 victory. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the first period. Shawn Skelly scored on a power-play goal just four minutes into the game, and Eric Miller added a short-handed goal a few minutes later.
Adrian struck again near the end of the first when Kyle Frieday scored to make the score 3-0. No goals were scored in the second period, but Adrian came back with two more in the third, one by Jeremy Klaver and the other by Quinn Waller, to make the final score 5-0. Brad Fogal earned the win for the Bulldogs and made 27 saves in the shutout.
A total of 39 penalties were called in the game for 135 penalty minutes. Three players were also ejected from the game for fighting, including Lawrence junior Billy Siers. All three players were then ineligible for Saturday’s game.
The second game of the series did not turn out any better for the Vikings. The Bulldogs used a huge second period to pull away from the Vikings and earn the series sweep. Adrian led 1-0 after the first period on a goal from Miller.
The Vikings saw any chance of a victory slip away in the second period. Adrian scored six goals in the second period to put the game away for good. Miller scored his second goal of the game just a minute into the second period, and Joel Workman, Chris Stansik, Drew Satterly, Bobby Hineman and Skelly all added goals within a five-minute span to make their lead 7-0.
Miller scored again in the third period to complete his hat trick. Freshman Matt Hughes scored his first collegiate goal for Lawrence in the third period.
Fogel got the win again for the Bulldogs, stopping 31 shots, including a penalty shot in the second period by Lawrence sophomore Jon Sheridan. The Vikings had two goalies share time in the net, senior Jimmy Ryan and freshman Brady Kain. Ryan gave up six goals and Kain gave up three goals in just over five minutes of action.
Lawrence takes the ice again Friday, Nov. 14 against the Milwaukee School of Engineering.