The Gusties scored first in the game at 15:03 in the opening period. Gustavus would carry that 1-0 lead into the locker room after the first twenty minutes of play.
They built up a 3-0 lead with goals just 27 seconds into the second period and at 5:32 of the second. The score stayed at 3-0 heading into the final period of regulation.
Gustavus’ three goals in the third period came at 2:19, 12:37 and 12:58, keeping the Gusties undefeated in conference play this season.
Andria Pinkerton (Jr, Minot, N.D.) made 45 saves in goal for the Pipers.
The Pipers fall to 7-15-2, 3-12-2 MIAC while the Gusties improve to 19-1-4, 15-0-2 MIAC. The same two teams will play tomorrow, Saturday, February 21, at Drake Arena in St. Paul. The opening puck drop on the teams’ final game of the MIAC regular season will be at 7:15 p.m.