MEQUON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Hockey team trailed 3-0 after one period of play Saturday in an NCHA contest against Lawrence. Once the second period started, the Falcons started to roll, storming back for a 4-3 overtime win, capped off by a Jim Pearson score in the extra session. The win moves the Falcons to 9-4-2 on the season.
- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 4, Lawrence 3 (F/OT)
- Location: Ozaukee Ice Center – Mequon, Wisconsin
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 9-4-2, 5-3 NCHA; Lawrence 6-8-1, 4-4 NCHA
BRAYDON BARKER POSTGAME
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Pearson (Ashton, Ontario) capped off the comeback with his overtime score with 1:56 left in overtime. Braydon Barker (Red Deer, Alberta) and Dante Hahn (Victoria, British Columbia) assisted on the Pearson goal. Barker, who leads the Falcons with 11 assists this season, had three helpers on Saturday.
- The game started off as the Lane King show as the Lawrence forward recorded a first-period hat trick to make the score 3-0. The second of King's goals was on the power play, the only power play score for either team Saturday.
- The Falcons got two second-period goals, the first off the stick of Brody Decker (Dousman, Wis.). Decker then had an assist on a Connor Hogg (London, Ontario) score with five seconds left in the period, making the score 3-2 in favor of Lawrence. Barker tallied assists on both plays, while senior Travis Marit (Assiniboia, Saskatchewan) added an assist on the Decker goal, Marit's first assist of the season.
- The game-tying score came off the stick of Adam Fauchoux (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan), just 4:06 into the third period. Josh Adkins (Victoria, British Columbia) made a perfect pass, hitting Fauchoux in stride as the junior finished the breakaway goal. Casey Esselman (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) added an assist on the play.
- Jack Romanuik (Melfort, Saskatchewan) settled in after a shaky first period to pick up his third win of the season. Romanuik finished the game with 25 saves, including three stops in the overtime session. He was a perfect 17-for-17 in saves from the second period on.
- The two teams combined for 51 penalty minutes and a total of 20 infractions, but those penalties only resulted in a total of eight power play opportunities between the two. The Falcons were 0-for-5 with the advantage while Lawrence countered at 1-for-3.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- What made the Falcons comeback win most impressive was the fact they played with four defensemen for over half the game. An injury and a game misconduct, both happening roughly midway through the second period, left CUW with four defensemen the rest of the way. Esselman, Barker, Brett Garvey, and Jared Pilet performed well in the extended minutes.
- This was the first time CUW has overcome a three-goal deficit. The Falcons have overcome a two-goal deficit on five different occasions, including earlier this season against UW-River Falls.
- CUW will visit St. Scholastica next Friday with puck drop set for 7 p.m.
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