Hamline News

February 11, 2011

Wild game goes way of the Gusties

In an intense opening period of play, the visiting Gusties out-shot the Pipers 12-to-9.

Each team had several scoring opportunities, the first a Gustavus shot off the post while on the power play, seven minutes into the period. Hamline then had a power play beginning just before the 11-minute mark of the period. They got off five shots on goal and had three shots blocked in those two minutes, but couldn't get the puck in the net.

Gustavus struck first just 40 seconds into the second period, capitalizing on a power play that carried over from the first period. Shael Hechter (Fy., Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored on an assist from Mitch Carlson (Sr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) and Ryan Johnson (So., Blaine, Minn.).

The Gusties scored their second of the period on a delayed penalty goal at 9:50 from Gustav Bengston (Fy., Solluntuna, Sweden). Dane Erickson (So., Woodbury, Minn.) and Brad Wieck (Sr., Shoreview, Minn.) were credited with the assists.

By the end of the second period, Gustavus had out-shot the Pipers, 24-to-22.

The Pipers then scored on a power play in the third as Alex Lunbohm (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) lit the lamp at 8:30. Jordan Van Gilder (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Danny Vranek (Sr., New Port Richie, Fla.) were credited with the assists.

Hamline had a penalty shot opportunity at 10:35 in the third period as Gustavus was called for closing the hand on the puck as the Pipers were attacking the Gustie goal. Josh Swartout (Sr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) made the save on the Van Gilder attempt to preserve the one-goal Gustavus lead.

The Gustie insurance goal came at 12:04 in the third from Zach May (Fy., Prior Lake, Minn.). Ross Ring-Jarvi (Jr., Anoka, Minn.) and Johnson were credited with the assists.

Hamline falls to 12-4-5, 7-2-4 MIAC while Gustavus is now 13-7-2, 7-4-2 MIAC. The same two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Peter.