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UWSP Men's Hockey defeats Superior Friday

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University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Hockey vs. UW-Superior.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department.
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Hockey vs. UW-Superior. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department.

STEVENS POINT, WI  (UWSP)  - The Pointers used an early goal fromScott Henegar (Trenton, MI/Trenton) and a second period goal from Jerry Freismuth (Grosse Pointe, MI/North) to lead the UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team to a 2-1 victory over visiting UW-Superior Friday evening at K.B. Willett Arena.

Box Score      Pointers push past Yellowjackets, 2-1

The Pointers took a 1-0 lead 2:18 into the game as Henegar scored on the power play after an elbowing call on Superior gave the Pointers the man advantage.Superior evened the score at 1-1 midway through the second period, recording a power play goal at 12:06.UWSP responded just two minutes later when, coming off a 'Jacket power play, Freismuth tallied an even strength goal, putting the Pointers back on top, 2-1.In the third, Brandon Jaeger (Champlin, MN/Champlin Park) and the Pointers defense turned away each Superior scoring opportunity to hold on for the one-goal victory.Jaeger stopped 13 saves on the night while his counterpart Drew Strandberg tallied 15.

UW-Stevens Point (13-8-1, 7-7-1 NCHA) now stands alone in third place in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association standings.The Pointers return to the ice on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they host St. Scholastica in a 7 p.m. game at Willett.

The Saturday February 2 game will be the annual Putting a Check to Cancer Night. UWSP will wear special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will also receive a free pink rally towel.

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