This time, the Hamline men's hockey team got off to a good start. It was the finish that was the problem.
The Pipers grabbed a 2-1 first period lead but St. Mary's bounced back to deal them a 6-2 loss Saturday night in Vadnais Heights. Hamline is now 0-5-1 overall, 0-2 in the MIAC.
After surrendering an early goal, Tyler Johnson and Nick Widing scored less than three minutes apart to give HU a lead at first intermission. The Pipers also carried the play with a 12-6 edge in shots on goal. But SMU came back for two second period tallies and three in the third to put the game out of reach.
Hu ended up being outshot, 26-24 for the game.
Hamline will look for that elusive first 'W' next weekend with a home and home series against St. Olaf. The teams meet Friday night in Vadnais Heights at 7:15 p.m.
St. Mary's boxscore