RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Lawrence Cornellier found the back of the net in double overtime to give the fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team a 4-3 victory at Hunt Arena to win the WIAC Commissioners Cup Championship.
At 2:35 in the second extra period, Cornellier found a pass on the back door from Kyle Sharkey to give UWSP (21-5-2) its first playoff championship win since the 1992-93 season.
UW-River Falls (16-7-5) scored three goals in the third period to force an overtime period in the span of 2:32, midway through the period. UWRF got goals from Christian George, Zach Schrotenboer and Danny Hamburg.
The Pointers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Alex Brooks scored on slap shot from the point at 8:11.
At 6:19 of the second period, Drew Graves put home a rebound goal to double the UWSP lead.
Just 4:48 into the third period, Sharkey netted his 17th of the season to give UW-Stevens Point a 3-0 lead, before the UW-River Falls third period rally.
UW-Stevens Point out shot the Falcons 45-27. Sophomore goaltender Max Milosek (Lapeer, MI) made 24 saves for the Pointers, including making 11 in the first overtime period. Tanner Milliron made 41 saves for UW-River Falls.
The NCAA tournament field will be announced on Monday at 9:30 a.m.