Eric Feil (pictured at right) stood tall late and earned his first collegiate shutout as Hamline and Minn-Morris played to a 0-0 tie in 2 OT Saturday afternoon at Paterson Field. Feil made two of his four saves in the second OT as the Pipers moved to 1-2-1 on the season.
Hamline has allowed just three goals in four games this season.
The Pipers were playing a bit shorthanded Saturday as Jessie Hawker and Korben Anglin were sidelined with injuries. It seemed to bother them early as the Cougars held the early edge in play, holding HU to just one total shot in the first half. But HU came to life in the second 45 minutes and held a 10-3 edge in shots. Sam Studer had three of them to lead the offense.
HU had the only attempt of the first extra 10 minutes. Feil was tested twice in the second session but remained firm to lower his GAA on the season to a nifty 0.81.
Hamline now heads on the road for the first time season next week with a pair of games. The first test is a tough one -- the MIAC opener at Concordia September 12. HU is at Bethel on September 15. They return to Paterson for a non-conference matchup with Buena Vista on September 16 at 4:00 p.m.