February 28, 2011

Christian earns second MIAC athlete of the week honor

Christian put together an impressive performance in net on Saturday afternoon as the Pipers recorded a 3-0 shutout of Gustavus in the MIAC semifinal game. Of the 36 shots he faced, nine came on a Gustie power play, eight of those in the second period.

Some of his biggest saves of the game came in the first period, recording seven saves in the opening 10 minutes, as Gustavus came out firing early. Those strong saves, including one on a Gustie breakaway, set the tone for the Pipers in the opening period.

Christian's co-honoree this week is forward Ben Payne from Concordia. Payne tallied two goals in the Cobber's 4-2 win over St. Thomas that advanced them to the title game.

Hamline, the #1 seed in the MIAC tournament and the #11-ranked team in the latest USCHO.com poll released today, will host the #3 seed Concordia in the MIAC championship game on Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m.

Note that this is a change from the originally released schedule, due to a rink conflict.

Tickets will be sold Tuesday, March 1, through Friday, March 4, from 9am to 12pm at the Walker Fieldhouse front desk.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $3 for students with an ID. Children 5 and under are free but will need a ticket for the game.

The gates and ticket window for the game will open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Warner Coliseum.

For additional questions regarding ticket sales or the playoff game, contact Stephanie Harris, sports information director, at sharris07@hamline.edu.