January 22, 2010

#8 Pipers fall to Tommies

St. Thomas opened with a pair of first period goals at 12:30 and 16:07. The Tommies then scored a power play goal just 19 seconds into the second period and added another even strength tally at 1:40 for the 4-0 lead.

Berenguer (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) scored the Pipers' first goal at 3:54 in the second on an assist from Brian Arrigoni (So., Saint Paul, Minn.).

St. Thomas then added two more tallies before the end of the second period, scoring at 11:37 and 16:06, for a 6-1 lead as the teams started the third.

Danny Vranek (Jr., New Port Richey, Fla.) scored on a power play at 4:48 in the third to make the score 6-2. Anderson and Jordan Van Gilder (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) were credited with the assists.

The Tommies scored their final goal of the game at 9:37.

Van Gilder added a goal to his assist with a score at 11:45. Anderson and Berenguer combined for the assists. Anderson's goal would come nearly three minutes later as he scored at 14:32. Berenguer and Kelly Plude (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) earned the assists on that goal.

The Pipers moved to 10-3-3, 5-1-1 MIAC with the conference loss, and the Tommies improve to 6-8-4, 3-4-2 MIAC. The same two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, at 7:15 p.m. at Hamline’s home ice at Drake Arena.