For the second night in a row, a face-off won by Alex Lundbohm (Jr.,
Roseau, Minn.) and tipped to Anderson led directly to a Piper goal.
Lundbohm flicked the puck to Anderson, who was set-up right outside the
crease. Anderson easily placed the puck in the net for the game-opening
goal at 5:05 in the first period.
Just two minutes later, goalie Beau Christian (So., Moorhead, Minn.)
recorded his second assist of the season. With the Pipers on the penalty
kill, Beau deflected the puck back to Taylor Vichorek (Fy., Moose Lake,
Minn.) along the boards. Vichorek cleared the puck up to Brett Burgau
(Jr., New Ulm, Minn.) who was all alone on the far blue line. Burgau
then took the puck in the rest of the way all alone for the short-handed
goal at 7:07.
Anderson lit the lamp for the second time in the game at 16:47 in the
first period, putting in the rebound off of a blocked Lundbohm shot.
Burgau earned the second assist on the goal.
Adrian then scored a goal with 59 seconds to play in the period to
make the score 3-1 in favor of the Pipers at the first intermission.
The Bulldogs made it a one-goal game at the start of the second
period, scoring a power play goal at 4:50. Kyle Kurr (Sr., Elk River,
Minn.) then answered with a power play goal of his own at 7:14. Anderson
and Brian Arrigoni (So., Saint Paul, Minn.) were credited with the
A short-handed goal by Adrian at 11:20 cut the score to 4-3 for the
hosts. The score on the Bulldogs' penalty kill also gave each team an
even strength, a power play, and a short-handed tally in the game.
The Pipers shutout the Bulldogs in the final 20 minutes, with Ryan
Kupperman (Jr., Canterbury, N.H.) scoring at 12:03 to get the Pipers'
final period scoring started. Arrigoni and Kurr had the assists.
Hamline then took a 6-3 lead on a goal by Jordan Van Gilder (So.,
Lino Lakes, Minn.) at 17:43. Danny Vranek (Jr., New Port Richey, Fla.)
and Kelly Plude (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) were credited with the assists.
Adrian pulled their goalie after that goal with 2:17 on the clock.
The Pipers were able to take advantage of the empty net, with Lundbohm
and Burgau passing the puck through the neutral zone to Anderson.
Anderson easily skated the puck in from the blue line for the hat trick
and the 7-3 Piper win.
In addition to Spencer's three goals and assist, Lundbohm had three assists and Burgau had a goal along with two assists.
Christian had 25 saves in net for Hamline to go along with his assist.
With the win, the Pipers improve to 8-1-2 overall. Adrian drops to
10-2-0. Next weekend Hamline will host a pair of teams also ranked in
the top 15 in the most recent USCHO.com national poll. They will start
with #7-ranked St. Scholastica on Friday, January 8, at 7:15 p.m. They
will then play #15-ranked UW-Superior on Saturday, January 9, also at