For St. Olaf, it was their fourth overtime game in five conference contests this season.
The Oles scored the lone goal of the first 40 minutes of play as they
crashed the net and scored off of a rebound. Dylan Porter (Fy.,
Rosemount, Minn.) took a shot that Beau Christian (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.)
saved. The rebound, however, went to Ross Trousdale (So., Buffalo,
Minn.), who put it in the net just 98 seconds after the opening puck
drop. Britton Smith (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) had the second assist
Hamline out-shot St. Olaf 27-15 in the opening two periods, but
couldn't convert on four power play opportunities in the second period.
Nick Krauss (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) recorded those 27 saves in net for
the Oles, including seven on the Piper power play.
With just under four minutes remaining in regulation, Danny Vranek
(Sr., New Port Richey, Fla.) changed the fortune of the Piper special
teams unit and tied the game. His score on the power play at 16:56 in
the third was his fifth goal of the year. Brian Arrigoni (Jr., Saint
Paul, Minn.) and Ryan Kupperman (Sr., Canterbury, N.H.) were credited
with the assists.
Hamline needed just 16 extra seconds of game time to score the
winning goal, as Cory Belisle's (Fy., Andover, Minn.) second collegiate
goal lit the lamp. Alex Lundbohm (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) and Vranek had the
assists on the game-winner.
The Pipers improve to 6-3-0, 3-0-0 MIAC with the conference win while
the Oles drop to 4-5-2, 0-3-2 MIAC. The same two teams will play again
tomorrow, Saturday, December 4, at St. Olaf at 7:00 p.m.