Hockey trades wins with Northland

Jon Mays

The Lawrence University hockey team hit the road this past weekend and split a series with Northland College. The Vikings (7-5-1, 5-3-0 MCHA) played two evenly matched games against Northland (4-9-1, 3-5-0 MCHA) and took home a win and a loss in a pair of 3-2 decisions.
In the first game, Brad Scurfield broke a 2-2 tie with a late-third-period power-play goal. Matt Hughes and Jameson Raymond assisted Scurfield, who now has a team-high five power-play goals on the season.
The Vikings out-shot the Lumberjacks (4-9-0, 3-5-0 MCHA) 35-24, and senior goaltender Evan Johnson made 22 saves to record the victory. Jesse Byam-Katzman and Hughes added goals for Lawrence in the winning effort – Byam-Katzman’s goal was his first of the season.
The second game of the double-header followed a very similar storyline to the opener, except this time it was Northland scoring the late power-play goal to break open a 2-2 tie.
Raymond had scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the second period, while Jon Sheridan added another shorthanded goal later in the period to give Lawrence a 2-1 lead.
However, two power-play goals gave Northland the lead and the victory, earning them a split in the series. Lawrence had several chances late in the game to get the equalizer but was unable to find the back of the net.
Raymond said of the weekend,”It would have been nice to have come out of here with two wins, but we need to take this and learn from it.”
The Vikings look to bounce back on another long road trip this weekend, when they will travel to the Upper Peninsula to face conference foe Finlandia University in a two-game series