MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. – St. Thomas Men's Hockey remained unbeaten on home ice this season with Friday night's 3-1 win over UW-Stout. The Tommies (8-4-3) scored in each period to top the Blue Devils (7-8-1).
Johnny Roisum put St. Thomas on the board first as he found the back of the net in the eighth minute of the game with the assists going to Charlie Donlin and Ben Vikich and the Tommies took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
UW-Stout found the equalizier midway through the second period as Jack Forbort scored for the Blue Devils with Joe Kleven notching the assist. The Tommies did not take long to strike back thanks to a power-play goal from Cullen Willox less than three minutes after the Blue Devil goal. D.J. Jones and Jake Zeleznikar collected assists on the second goal for the Tommies.
The Tommies took the 2-1 lead into the thrid period and never looked back. Braydon Stufko added an insurance goal for St. Thomas five minutes into the third period and Charlie Donlin and Ben Vikich both picked up their second assist of the night.
Benjamin Myers stopped 35 of 36 shots in net for St. Thomas to pick up his seventh win of the season and helped kill off all four Stout power plays. His counterpart, Tommi Alhgren, suffered the loss for UW-Stout in a 36-save effort.
The teams play again on Saturday, January 21 in St. Paul at Xcel Energy Center (1:45 p.m.) as part of Hockey Day in Minnesota.