Ben Luscko and Kelijah McElroy clinch it for St. Olaf Oles against Bethel Royals

The St. Olaf Oles eked out a win against the Bethel Royals on Saturday. The final score was 2-1.

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The St. Olaf Oles eked out a win against the Bethel Royals on Saturday. The final score was 2-1.

The first period was scoreless, and with a minute left in the second period, the Oles took the lead when Kelijah McElroy scored the first goal assisted by Parker Casey and Eric Brown.

The Oles increased the lead to 2-0, after only 55 seconds into the third period when Ben Luscko beat the goalie, assisted by Jonathan Young and Connor Kalthoff.

The Royals narrowed the gap to 2-1 with three seconds remaining of the third period after a goal from Sam Wilhite, assisted by Luke Posner and Logan Anderson.

Next up:

The Royals play UW-Superior away on Friday at 6 p.m. CST. The Oles will face UW-River Falls at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. CST.