Concordia tops Vikings in OT

Lawrence's Lane King (9) scored a natural hat trick against Concordia.
Lawrence's Lane King (9) scored a natural hat trick against Concordia.

MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia University of Wisconsin rallied from a three-goal deficit Saturday to pull out a 4-3 overtime victory over Lawrence University at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

The three goals by the Vikings (6-8-1, 4-4-0 NCHA) came courtesy of a natural hat trick from senior forward Lane King in the first period.

King started the scoring with an even-strength goal at the 7:38 mark off assists from Josh Koepplinger and Mikkel Joehnk. King then made it 2-0 when he scored on the power play off assists from Austin Frank and Zach Satalino at the 11:05 mark. He completed the hat trick with just 34 seconds left in the opening period when he scored off an assist from Luke McDiarmid for a 3-0 edge.

Concordia (9-4-2, 5-3-0) cut the lead to 3-1 on Brody Decker's goal midway through the second period. Lawrence failed to take advantage of a five-minute power play later in the period, and the Falcons then picked up a short-handed goal from Connor Hogg with just five seconds left in the second to cut the lead to 3-2.

Concordia tied it at 3-3 on Adam Fauchoux's goal early in the third period and it stayed that way until the overtime. Jim Pearson scored with 1:56 left in the overtime to lift Concordia to the victory.

Jack Romanuik made 25 saves to get the win, and Evan Cline stopped 43 shots for the Vikings.