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Pipers put up a goal a period for Halloween victory over Oles

All five goals scored in the game were even-strength and the Hamline special teams unit killed off eight Ole power plays in the game.

The Pipers wasted little time in getting on the board after the opening puck drop. Alex Lundbohm (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) won the faceoff for the Pipers and after Hamline momentarily dropped back into their defensive zone, they attacked immediately.

Lundbohm set up to the left of the St. Olaf goal and Brett Burgau (Sr., New Ulm, Minn.) and Chris Berenguer (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) worked the puck over to him, earning the assists on his goal just 23 seconds into the game.

Hamline then took a 2-0 lead just 1:53 into the second period on Austun Tavis' (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) second goal of the Showcase. Kyle Mattson (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) and Zach Johnson (Fy., Mound, Minn.) earned the assists.

The Olaf scored a pair of goals at 4:59 and 7:08 to even the score after two periods.

The Pipers struck with their third goal at 4:50 in the final period. Dominic Chiappelli (So., Detroit, Mich.) dumped the puck back to Berenguer on the blue line near the boards. Berenguer hit a hard sliding shot to the lower left corner of the goal for the game-winner.

The teams each had 25 shots in the game. Matt Hemingway (Fy., Alexandria, Minn.) made 23 saves to move to 2-0 in net for the Pipers.

Hamline is now 2-0-0 overall with the non-conference win, the Oles are 1-1-0. The Pipers will host their first game of the season on Friday, November 5, as St. Norbert comes to town. The game will be at 7:00 p.m. at Drake Arena.