Offensive Surge Keys a 6-3 Sabre Victory
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – Four second period goals fueled a 6-3 home victory for the Marian University men's hockey team over visiting Northland College in Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association play inside the Blue Line Family Ice Center, this evening, Nov. 30.
Six difference Sabres lit the lamp and five registered multiple points, including Ashton Reinboldt, who recorded a goal and two assists. Senior captain Dakota Dubetz broke out with a goal and an assist, while Thomas Nosella, Brett Campbell and Brendan Roberts also tallied two points apiece in the win.
Marian improved to 5-5-1 overall, 5-2-0 in the MCHA with the win. Meanwhile, Northland dropped to 1-6-0 (1-6-0 MCHA) with the loss.
In the midst of a first period that saw no penalties, Mitch Kriz broke the scoreless tie at the 14:58 mark on assists by Aaron Leonard and Roberts. The Sabres would carry the slim lead into the first intermission.
In the second period, Cody Hasbargen of Northland tied the game with his first goal of the season just 3:34 into the frame. At the 11:03 mark, Roberts put Marian ahead by hammering one home on the doorstep. Brian Berger and Josh Martin assisted on the goal that gave the Sabres the lead again, one they would not relinquish.
Marian tacked on three more goals within a span of 3:09 that concluded an offensive outburst that gave the hosts a commanding 5-1 edge. Reinboldt, Klein and Campbell found the net. For Klein, it was his team-leading sixth goal of the season, while Reinboldt added his fourth and Campbell, his first career goal.
Northland made it interesting following goals by Thomas Greene and Mike Lennon to cut the deficit to 5-3 by the 12:57 mark. However, Dubetz lit the lamp for his first goal of the year with under a minute remaining to provide the final tally.
The Sabres extended their Northern Division lead to four points as Lawrence defeated Finlandia tonight. Marian will seek its fifth straight conference victory tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 1, when it takes on Northland to wrap up the two-game set. Puck drops at 4 p.m.