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Men’s Hockey Hosts MIAC Playoff Quarterfinal As opposed to Concordia

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Gustavus vs. Concordia
Date: Thursday, Feb. 22
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Location: St. Philip, Minn. | Don Roberts Ice Rink
Live Coverage: Stats | Video

GAME NOTES

ST. John p, Minn. C The Gustavus men’s hockey team is set to open the Minnesota Intercollegiate Fitness Conference Playoffs, hosting any quarterfinal matchup against Concordia College Thurs night evening. The No. 4 seeded Gusties take about the No. 5 seeded Cobbers at 8:05 p.m. from Dress in Roberts Ice Rink.

Last Time Out

The Gusties split their own final regular season selection of the season last weekend versus Absolutely no. 14-ranked Saint John’s University as the a couple of teams traded 2-1 victories. Regarding Friday at Don Roberts Ice Rink, Gustavus defeated the Johnnies to secure a identify in the MIAC Playoffs, ending a new three-year conference postseason drought.

MIAC Playoffs

In a contest that came down to the ultimate series of the regular season, St. Thomas locked down the leading seed and the regular period championship with a sweep around Hamline, while Saint John’s claimed the No. 2 seed and Augsburg getting the No. 3 seed. Gustavus offers Concordia in the No. 4/5 seed quarterfinal game.

The Gusties are making their first appearance in the MIAC Playoffs since the 2013-14 season, in which the Black and Yellow metal fell 2-1 in the MIAC Championship activity versus St. Thomas. Gustavus trained for the conference playoffs each and every previous season since the world-class expanded to five teams inside 2002-03. Making its 24th physical appearance in the playoffs this season, Gustavus holds a 20-24 record with several playoff titles since the four-team MIAC Tournament was initially initiated for the 1986-87 season. The previous MIAC Championship title came within the 2011-12 season as they Gusties defeated E. Olaf 4-2 and went on to tumble in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. 

Concordia is earning its sixth consecutive trip to the MIAC Playoffs, searching for it is first postseason title since The year 2000. The Cobbers and the Gusties most recently satisfied in the conference tournament with 2003, with Gustavus prevailing 3-1.

Series Snapshot

Thursday’s video game marks the 122nd all-time meeting regarding the Gustavus and Concordia men’s ice tennis programs, with the Gusties holding an 84-30-7 advantage in the series. 

Gustavus together with Concordia split their regular series range, meeting just a couple weekends in for a two-game series at Don Roberts Ice Rink Feb. 9-10. The Cobbers had a 4-2 victory in the set opener, scoring three un-answered goals, twice in the 2nd period. A power play objective from Jon Grebosky just over five minutes into your middle frame stood as the game-winner, answering Reid Brown’s go-ahead goal just a instant before. Concordia added another intention late in the second timeframe and tallied an empty web goal late in the 3 rd to seal the win. Bob Amsden recorded 33 saves in intention while suffering the loss.

The Gusties bounced back to salvage a series break up with a 5-1 victory Saturday morning. Colin Hernon scored the first of his two goals just 3:Summer after the opening puck-drop, with the Cobbers resolving with the eight seconds keeping the first to tie the game. Following a scoreless second period, Gustavus popped five goals in the third time to secure the triumph. Robbie Goor earned the win between the piping, making 20 saves.

Scouting Concordia

The Cobbers worked out their regular season schedule which includes a split against Augsburg University within Moorhead, Minn., falling 6-3 on Friday earlier than earning a MIAC Playoff berth which has a 4-2 win over the Auggies. Concordia ended its regular season with a 10-12-3 general record and a 7-8-1 mark within the conference to claim the No. Five seed and its sixth successive trip to the conference postseason. Senior citizen forward Zach Doerring notched five points during this Augsburg series to claim the team reviewing lead over the regular period with 28 points, such as 14 goals . Sophomore goaltender John Stephan has started in six from the last seven games for any Cobbers and ranks among the top-five netminders during the MIAC with a .921 save percentage plus 481 saves.

Goaltending Consistency

The netminding duo of Chris Amsden and Robbie Goor get continued to be a steady between the piping, each sharing time in purpose. Goor ranks second in the meeting with a 1.97 aims against average and a .929 spend less percentage after tying some sort of season-high with 31 saves with Saint John’s, while Amsden ranks 3 rd in the MIAC with a .927 save amount, limiting Saint John’s to just an individual goal last Friday.

Gustavus Notables

  • First-year forward Caleb Anderson  potential customers the MIAC in freshman scoring with 15 points .
  • Anderson is definitely tied for the lead during the MIAC with two shorthanded goals. The Gusties scored one shorthanded goal all last season.
  • After two continual series sweeps over Hamline and Bethel, your Gusties surpassed their win overall from the 2016-17 season.
  • 19 Gusties have found their particular way into the goal-scoring column this current year, while 11 have counted at least two goals.
  • JT Walters scored the first goal in Dark colored and Gold on senior citizen night last Friday vs . Saint John’s, the game-winner.
  • Gustavus has published a 8-3-2 record when score a power-play goal and is 2-9-1 you should scoring a goal on the individual advantage.
  • The Gusties are undefeated with rating four or more goals on 6-0.

 

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