MILWAUKEE – Senior James Ring scored both a power play and a shorthanded goal as the MSOE hockey team racked up four special teams goals in a 5-2 rout of Trine Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (9-9-1, 5-7 NCHA) scored three times in the second period and two more in the third to run past the Thunder (4-13-2, 0-10-2 NCHA) in their first-ever meeting with the first-year program.
In addition to Ring's big game, senior Jerad Tafoya had a shorthanded goal of his own and an assist. Freshman Will Gauthier added a power-play goal and senior Zach Simpson scored the team's lone even-strength goal.
Senior Zach Woodman made 27 saves in the game as MSOE forged a decisive 49-30 shot advantage. That tally included a 23-5 tally in the third period alone.
The Thunder struck first with the first of two Niko Moulakelis goals, this at even strength at 14:19 of the first period. Simpson leveled the score 6:31 into the second period off an assist from freshman David Marabella.
Tafoya put the Red & White ahead at 10:52 unassisted before Moulakelis pulled the visitors even just under three minutes later.
Ring it the lamp with the game-winner at 17:21 of the second period to cap the scoring, picking up his shorthanded goal unassisted.
In the third period, Gauthier and Ring added insurance goals to ice the game.
There were 21 penalties in the game, 11 for Trine and 10 for MSOE, with the home team finishing 2-for-8 on the power play and the Thunder 1-for-7.
The Raiders return to the ice next weekend, playing at Lake Forest Friday. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.