Vikings can't overcome first-period flurry by Stout

Lawrence hockey action Josh Koepplinger
Lawrence dropped a 3-0 nonconference decision to UW-Stout.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University hockey team allowed three goals in a span of three minutes in the first period Friday, and that was all UW-Stout needed in a 3-0 nonconference win over the Vikings at the Appleton Ice Center.

The game was scoreless, and the Vikings were on the power play when Lucas Carroll's short-handed goal at the 15:40 mark put the Blue Devils up 1-0. 

Lucas Nelson then scored at the 18:27 mark and Jack Cernohous added a goal at 18:48 to put Stout up 3-0. The three goals came in a span of just 3:08.

The rest of the game was virtually even as Lawrence enjoyed a 32-29 edge in shots. Lawrence went 0-for-8 on the power play while facing one of the top penalty-killing units in the country. The Blue Devils were also stymied on the man-advantage as they went 0-for-5.

Lawrence goaltender Evan Cline stopped 26 shots for the Vikings, and Tommi Ahlgren picked up the shutout with 32 saves.