The six seniors playing their final home game at Warner Coliseum gave it a good shot. But a playoff-bound St. Thomas team had too much and sent the Pipers to a 3-0 loss before the largest home crowd of the season. Nicole Jones, one of six seniors honored between periods, was strong in goal, making 33 saves. But HU managed just nine shots on goal and misfired on some early chances to fall to 8-14-2 overall on the season, 4-12-1 in the MIAC. In addition to Jones, it was the final home game for Billye Nelson, Jessica Kraus, Erin Kastner, Jestina Koenigsmark and Kaitlin Denton.
The teams wrap up the regular season Saturday with a rematch at St. Thomas Arena in Mendota Heights. Game time is 2:00 p.m.