Hamline News

November 26, 2010

Pipers drop battle of top ten teams

The Pipers out-shot the Knights 8-7 in the scoreless opening period, and the score remained 0-0 through most of the second period.

Hamline got on the board first at 17:46 in the second as Danny Vranek (Sr., New Port Richey, Fla.) scored a power play goal. The tally was his third of the season. The assists were credited to goaltender Matt Hemingway (Fy., Alexandria, Minn.) and forward Ryan Kupperman (Sr., Canterbury, N.H.).

Geneseo evened the score just 14 seconds before the second intermission as Rich Manley scored from Jonathan Redlick and Zachary Vit.

The Knights out-shot the Pipers in the second period, 13-7.
In the third period the Knights went on an early power play and Jake Yard scored at 5:08 on a Stefan Decosse assist.

The Knights held the one-goal lead for just over seven minutes before Vranek’s fourth goal of the season tied the score at 2-2. The score came at 12:32 on assists from Jordan Van Gilder (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Cory Belisle (Fy., Andover, Minn.).

Manley added a second Knight power play goal at 16:29 in the third, putting Geneseo back up, 3-2. Redlick had the single assist on the goal. The Pipers pulled Hemingway with 95 seconds to play in the game, but Yard added an unassisted empty-netter to the Knights’ side of the scoreboard for the 4-2 win.

The Pipers were out-shot 31-22 in the game as Hemingway had 27 saves in net for Hamline.

Hamline is now 5-2-0, 2-0-0 MIAC with the non-conference loss. SUNY-Geneseo is 7-1-2 overall. The Pipers will take on another USCHO.com top ten team, the tournament host - #7-ranked Adrian College, at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, November 27.