MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – After the Gusties took a 1-0 head late in the first time period, Augsburg University roared back with three unanswered goals to overcome the Gustavus men’s hockey staff 3-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Discussion playoff championship game Saturday night time.
Gustavus ends its turnaround time of year with a 12-13-3 record, while the Simply no. 15-ranked Auggies become the first ever MIAC men’s handbags team to claim three consecutive playoff titles.
JT Walters gave the Gusties a 1-0 lead at the 16:46 instant mark of the first style with his second of the season, unassisted. Their shot from the point fluttered through traffic and past Auggie netminder Nick Schmit as the visitors took your one-goal advantage into the intermission. The taken total read 12-12 through the very first 20 minutes.
The Auggies stormed back into the middle figure, outshooting the Gusties 21-6 and eventually tying the experience late in the period while getting momentum heading into the 3 rd period. Gustavus turned away three Auggie energy play opportunities while proceeding scoreless on one power play prospect.
Just under nine minutes within the final frame with the puck caught in the Gustie defensive zone,?Philip Amsden ?lost his stick together with Augsburg quickly capitalized as?Lukas Gillett found the top corner for the eventual game-winner. A matter of minutes later, the Auggies put the sharp knife in as Luke Dietsch short of money through the Gustie defense and whip Amsden for the two-goal cushion.
Gustavus pulled Amsden during the timeout with two and a half minutes quit, down by two ambitions, but were unable to put a further past the Auggies.
Augsburg owned a 48-27 taken on goal advantage, when each team went scoreless about the power play. Amsden tallied some sort of career-high 45 saves while struggling the loss.