Lawrence rally comes up short at Stout

Mikkel Joehnk scored for the Vikings in a 6-4 loss at UW-Stout.
Mikkel Joehnk scored for the Vikings in a 6-4 loss at UW-Stout.

MENOMONIE, Wis. -- The Lawrence University hockey team staged a furious third-period rally Friday, but the Vikings came up short in a 6-4 nonconference loss at UW-Stout.

Lawrence trailed 6-1 early in the third period before cutting the deficit to just two goals nearly seven minutes remaining, but the Blue Devils hung on for the win.

Hunter Anderson and Alex Toscano both scored twice to help Stout (3-3-1) build a 6-1 edge. The only Lawrence goal to that point was Josh Koepplinger's power-play tally late in the second period. Lawrence went 1-for-1 on the power play, and Stout was 2-for-3.

Chase Wiedemann cut the margin to 6-2 at the 4:44 mark of the third off assists from Jake Roeper and Tomas Vesely

Lawrence (2-3-0) then quickly sliced the margin to 6-4 with a pair of goals just 1:04 apart. Mikkel Joehnk scored at the 12:22 mark with assists from Koepplinger and Lane King to trim the lead to 6-3.

After Lawrence's Daniel Gysi was sent off for roughing at 13:07, the Vikings struck with a short-handed goal just 19 seconds later. Nick Felan scored the first short-handed goal of his career at 13:26 to trim the lead to two.

Stout goaltender Tommi Ahlgren held Lawrence at bay for the final 6:34 and finished with 28 saves. Greg Procopio stopped 27 shots for Lawrence.