Balanced offensive attack, hard work leads Iowa past St. Louis Friday night

CORALVILLE, Iowa – The University of Iowa hockey team continued its wining ways Friday night, downing St. Louis University 7-3 at Coral Ridge Ice Arena.

Matt Wilson scored two goals with two assists, while Dean Dudzik tallied a pair of goals to go along with four assists from Zach Lupori.

“It was nice to get the monkey off the back,” Dudzik said. “The team won, pulled out the victory tonight, and that’s what matters.”

Aiden Germaine added a goal and an assist in his college hockey debut, Jake Carlson had a goal and two assists, and Luke Imburgia tacked on a goal and an assist of his own.

“It feels really good to come out in the first period and score the first one, get us on the board, get the team going and on track and to be able to help this team get the victory,” Germaine said.

“We faced a lot of adversity there, that’s for sure,” added Carlson. “We made a lot of mistakes, and we have to work on those, but as a team, we just worked hard, grinded, and we had a really good PK going throughout the game, which was crucial to this win.

“We buried our chances, which helps, too. Just a great game, lots of adversity, but proud of the team and the way we played today.”

Justin Howard earned the win in goal for the Hawkeyes.

The two teams meet again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. back at Coral Ridge.

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