Hamline University

Mens Hockey Falls In Overtime

The Piper men's hockey team rallied twice against Bethel Saturday to force overtime. This time, however, the extra session was kind to them. Bethel scored 3:31 into the extra session to claim a 4-3 victory and sweep the weekend series. Hamline, the defending champs, dropped to 5-5-0 overall, 3-3-0 in the MIAC. 

 As they did Friday, Bethel came out winging, jumping to a 2-0 against goalie  Matt Hemingway, making his first start of the season. This time, however, the Pipers responded with ammo of their own. Nick Widing scored a power play goal with one second left in the second period to give the Pipers life and cut the lead to 2-1.

Brian Arrigoni tied the game on another power play goal two minutes into the third period. The Royals regained the lead at 6:26 but Arrigoni showed why he was an All-American choice last year by retying the game with 3:09 to play. Arrigoni was the top marksman on the night, recording nine shots on goal. Hamline outshot Bethel, 35-24, for the game. 

Unfortunately, the Royals had the last word in the extra session.

Hamline now takes a six-week break from MIAC action. But they aren't getting away from MIAC teams yet. They will play St. Thomas in a non-conference game next Friday at Vadnais Heights Sports Center at 7:00 p.m.

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