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.,
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,
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.