February 05, 2011

Pipers and Johnnies skate to tie in St. Cloud

The Pipers took a 2-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes of play, as Kyle Mattson (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) scored the first goal at 4:14. Brian Arrigoni (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) and Jake Heck (Fy., Edina, Minn.) were credited with the assists.

Hamline second goal came at just over four minutes later, at 8:46, from Jordan Van Gilder (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.). The assists went to Danny Vranek (Sr., New Port Richie, Fla.) and Ryan Kupperman (Sr., Canterbury, N.H.).

Kupperman added a goal to his stat sheet at 4:48 in the second, scoring on a Piper power play. Van Gilder and Jay Fifield (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) were credited with the assists.

The Johnnies then put together a three-goal third period to tie up the game, scoring first at 7:57. They then added a pair of goals within 45 seconds at 16:30 and 17:15.

That sent the game into overtime, but neither team could break the deadlock, and they split the available conference standings points on the night.

Hamline out-shot Saint John's 40-39 in the game.

The Pipers are now 12-4-5, 7-1-4 MIAC and the Johnnies are 5-14-2, 4-6-2 MIAC. Hamline will host Gustavus Adolphus in their final home regular season game of the year on Friday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m.