UW Stevens Point downs River Falls in double overtime to claim WIAC title

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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.

 

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