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
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,
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
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.