January 23, 2010

#8 Pipers' flurry of goals carries them over Tommies

The nine goals was the most the Pipers have scored in a game since a 9-3 victory on November 14, 2008, at Concordia-Moorhead.

Brett Burgau (Jr., New Ulm, Minn.) scored the first goal of the game at 6:15, picking up the rebound on a shot by Alex Lundbohm (Jr., Roseau, Minn.). Spencer Anderson (Jr., Chicago, Ill.) earned the second assist.

Brian Arrigoni (So., Saint Paul, Minn.) put the Pipers up 2-0 at 9:57 with an unassisted short-handed goal after stealing the puck. 

The Tommies scored a power play goal just before the end of the first period, making the score 2-1 at 19:22.

Hamline then scored five unanswered even-strength goals within seven and a half minutes during the second period to take a 7-2 lead. Austun Tavis (Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored at 4:25, Jordan Van Gilder (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) at 5:44, Alex Lundbohm (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) at 7:43, Jay Fifield (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) at 9:30, and Kyle Kurr (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) at 11:51.

With the Pipers leading 7-2 as the third period started, Kur picked up where he left off, scoring his second goal of the game and his 10th of the year on a power play at 1:05. Kurr also added an assist on the final Hamline goal of the game, scored at 10:09 by Ryan Kupperman (Jr., Canterbury, N.H.).

St. Thomas added one final goal on a power play at 12:54 to make the score 9-2.

Eight different Pipers scored goals, 13 players tallied points, and eight players had multiple points in the game, led by Kurr and Arrigoni with three apiece. Chris Berenguer (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) had a pair of assists, as did Anderson and Taylor Vichorek (Fy., Moose Lake, Minn.).

The Pipers improves to 11-3-3, 6-1-1 MIAC with the conference win, and the Tommies fall to 6-9-4, 5-5-2 MIAC. Hamline will next play at Augsburg on Friday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m.