Augsburg jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, scoring an
even-strength goal and a pair of tallies on power plays. Their first two
goals came less than 30 seconds apart at 7:17 and 7:44. They scored the
third at 9:32.
The Auggies increased their lead to 4-0 with a short-handed goal
while serving a five-minute major. The score came at 5:18 in the second.
Ryan Kupperman (Jr., Canterbury, N.H.) put the Pipers on the board
for the first time at 18:43. The power play goal was assisted by Brian
Arrigoni (So., Saint Paul, Minn.) and Chris Berenguer (Jr., Eden
The Pipers then made it a one-goal game within the opening five
minutes of the third period, starting with a score by Arrigoni at 3:34
from Jared Hummel (Jr., Eagan, Minn.).
Spencer Anderson (Jr., Chicago, Ill.) was successful on the Pipers’
next shot-on-goal less than a minute later at 4:29, cutting the Augsburg
lead to 4-3. The goal was Anderson’s eighth in less than a month with
the team. Tim Olson (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) earned his first assist
of the season on the score while Jordan Van Gilder (So., Lino Lakes,
Minn.) had the second assist.
With just over six seconds remaining in the game and Hamline's net
empty, Kelly Plude (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) tied the game to send it to
overtime. Anderson and Kupperman earned the assists.
The Auggies ended the Pipers’ comeback hopes by scoring the game-winner at 1:08 in the extra period.
The Pipers move to 11-4-3, 6-2-1 MIAC with the conference loss.
Augsburg is now 11-6-1, 4-4-1 MIAC. The same two teams will meet on
Hamline’s home ice tomorrow, Saturday, January 30, at 7:15 p.m.