Rally falls short for Waldorf

Published 3:39 pm Sunday, November 22, 2015

Warriors split a two-game series against the league-leading Flyers

A third-period rally wasn’t enough to lift the Waldorf hockey team in an 8-5 loss against Lewis Sunday in a Northern Collegiate Hockey League matchup at Albert Lea City Arena, according to a press release.

The Warriors (13-9, 5-3 NCHL) came into the contest ranked No. 10 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II Central Region poll and settled for a series split after beating the league-leading No. 6 Flyers (15-1-1, 9-1 NCHL) 7-5 on Saturday.

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In Sunday’s game, senior Reed Loucks, freshman Ryan Veillet, sophomore Buddy Napier, juniors Artem Savelyev and Spencer Johnson provided goals for Waldorf. Sophomore Jeffrey Bartel and Johnson registered two points apiece.

Justin Adams led the Flyers with three points, turning in two goals and an assist. They received two points apiece from John Schwarz and Brendan Bednarz.

Junior Nicholas Carroll and sophomore Ronald Paulson shared goalkeeper duties for the Warriors. Carroll collected 18 saves while facing 23 shots. Paulson stopped eight of the nine shots fired in his direction.

For the second straight contest, Waldorf outshot the Flyers: the Warriors attempted 40; Lewis, 34.

The Flyers hold first place in the NCHL standings with 26 points. Waldorf is second with 16 points and is one point ahead of No. 12 Wisconsin-Oshkosh (10-3, 5-3).

Next, Waldorf will play at St. Mary’s at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Winona.