A scoreless opening period saw the Gusties out-shoot the Pipers 14 to
7 as Gustavus had three power play opportunities while Hamline had one.
The next 20 minutes saw the scoreboard change five times, starting
with a Hamline goal at 6:32 from Alex Lundbohm (Jr., Roseau, Minn.).
Jordan Van Gilder (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) was credited with the assist.
The Gusties put the next two goals on the board, starting at 8:05 on a
Joe Welch (Sr., Hastings, Minn.). T.J. Ridley (Sr., Edina, Minn.) and
James Leathers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) had the assists on the score.
Welch then had an assist on Matt Schugel’s (Jr., Roseville, Minn.)
tally at 9:51. Justin Lee (So., Excelsior, Minn.) had the second assist
on the goal.
Kyle Kurr (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) then evened the score, 2-2, with a
power play goal at 12:37 on assists from Chris Berenguer (Jr., Eden
Prairie, Minn.) and Spencer Anderson (Jr., Chicago, Ill.).
The final goal of the frame came just under nine seconds before the
period-ending buzzer as David Martinson (Sr., St. Louis Park, Minn.)
scored from Patrick Dynan (Sr., Maple Plain, Minn.) and Ross Ring-Jarvi
(So., Anoka, Minn.).
Each team then added a pair of goals in the third period, as Gustavus stayed ahead by a score at the end of the game.
Lundbohm started off the third, tying the game at 3-3, with a score
at 7:44 from Anderson and Jared Hummel (Jr., Eagan, Minn.). Martinson
then regained the Gustie lead with a tally at 9:37 from Ring-Jarvi and
Taylor Vichorek (Fy., Moose Lake, Minn.) knotted the score for the
fourth time in the game on a goal at 13:56 on assists from Kelly Plude
(Jr., Elk River, Minn.) and Anderson.
The Gusties scored their game-winner with just 1:10 remaining on the
clock as Rory Dynan (Sr., Maple Plain, Minn.) scored from Tony Palma
(Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Spencer Campion (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.).
Hamline is now 15-5-3, 10-3-1 MIAC with the conference loss while the
Gusties move to 16-5-2, 10-2-2 MIAC and regain the lead in the
conference standings. The Pipers will host Concordia in a two-game
series in Saint Paul next weekend to close out the regular season. The
first game will be Friday, February 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Drake Arena.