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Michigan State hockey rallies again, ties Niagara

Two straight rallies gave Michigan State a win and a tie against Niagara.

Leon Halip

The Michigan State Spartans hockey team scored three third period goals Saturday to tie Niagara 3-3 in a game in which they trailed 2-0 and 3-2.

Niagara's Chris Lochner scored a short-handed goal in the first period and Giancarlo Iuorio scored on a power play in the second period to give the team a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.

Michigan State scored its first goal 3:21 into the period. Greg Wolfe scored and was assisted by Lee Reimer and John Draeger. Draeger and Brent Darnell assisted a goal by Matt DeBlouw 8:20 into the period that tied the game at 2-2.

Niagara re-took the lead on a goal from Dan Kolenda with just over eight minutes remaining. Michigan State tied with with less than a minute left on a goal by Darnell that was assisted by Wolfe.

Michigan State (1-2-1) picked up a win on Friday after another third period rally against Niagara. The team also trailed 2-0 entering the third in that game and got goals from Reimer, Jake Chelios and Matt Berry to pick up the win.