St. Thomas scored two goals within 10 seconds in the decisive third period to knock Wisconsin-Stout out of the NCAA Division III men's hockey tournament with a 4-1 victory Wednesday in Mendota Heights.
With the score tied at 1-1 after two periods, the Tommies (20-6-2) attacked Blue Devil goalie Mike Stone, a senior from West St. Paul. St. Thomas outshot Stout 12-4 over the first 10 minutes of the final period and scored a power-play goal at the 10-minute mark by Nate Ryan. Ten seconds later the Tommies took a two-goal lead on a goal by Sean Bryant.
Nick Nelson scored an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the victory for the Tommies.
St. Thomas outshot Stout 35-28 for the game, but Stout held a 23-17 lead in shots after two periods. St. Thomas will travel to St. Norbert in Green Bay to play the top- seeded Green Knights on Saturday.
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
|Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez||0||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Masterson||6|
|Arizona - LP: W. Miley||1||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: R. Nolasco||2|
|Cincinnati||2||Top 9th Inning|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||0||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke||1|
|Los Angeles||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Tampa Bay||3||Top 8th Inning|
|Boston||3||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Milwaukee||2||Top 7th Inning|
|NY Mets||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Kansas City||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Washington - D. Haren||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - A. Cashner|
|San Francisco - B. Zito||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio|
|Detroit - D. Fister||7:05 PM|
|Texas - D. Holland|
|Memphis||19||2nd Qtr 9:01|
|NY Rangers||1||2nd Prd|
|Red Bull New York||1|
|Sporting Kansas City||4:00 PM|
|Real Salt Lake||9:30 PM|