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Pipers return to MIAC play with win over Royals

Of the nine total goals scored in the game, seven came from special teams play. Jordan Van Gilder (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) led the Piper point tally with four assists while five additional Pipers had multi-point performances.

The Pipers jumped to an early and commanding lead in the first period, starting with a pair of power play goals just after the five-minute mark.

Cam Stowers (Fy., Spring, Texas) opened the scoring at 5:08 on an assist from Cory Belisle (Fy., Andover, Minn.) and Van Gilder. Jay Fifield (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) followed that up with another power play goal at 6:51. Van Gilder and Chris Berenguer (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) were credited with the assists on that score.

Hamline then scored a third goal in the opening 20 minutes as Belisle lit the lamp on an even-strength goal at 14:34. Van Gilder recorded his third  assist in as many goals on the tally.
Bethel Scored their first goal of the game at 2:52 in the second period as Jack Paul scored on a power play. Austin Hatch and Christian Fogerty were credited with the assists.

Less than five minutes later, Berenguer put the Pipers up by three goals once again as he scored an even-strength goal at 7:12. Danny Vranek (Sr., New Port Richie, Fla.) had an assist on the score as Van Gilder picked up his fourth assist of the night.

The Royals cut the deficit to two goals once again as Jake Calleja added a power play goal at 12:35. Hatch picked up his second assist of the game on the score while Garrett Windle had the second assist.

Hamline’s third power play goal of the game came at 17:38 as Vranek added a goal to his night’s stats. Ryan Kupperman (Sr., Canterbury, N.H.) and Brian Arrigoni (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) had the assists.

With 20 seconds left in the second period, Alex Lundbohm (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) put Hamline up 6-2 headed into the second intermission. His score was by Arrigoni and Kupperman.

Just one goal was added to the scoreboard in the third, and that was a power play goal by Bethel's Tyler Sorensen from Jack Paul and Jake Kogler at 18:04.

The Royals out-shot the Pipers 38-to-29 in the game. Beau Christian (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) picked up the win in net while making 35 saves for the Pipers.

The Pipers are now 9-3-2, 4-0-1 MIAC after the conference win. The Royals are 3-11-2, 2-3-2 MIAC. The same two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. at Hamline’s home rink, the Warner Coliseum.