ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team took a 2-0 cause and held on later, adding two empty internet goals to defeat the absolutely no. 14-ranked Augsburg University by a score of 4-1 Friday evening at Wear Roberts Ice Rink.
The win secures three points in the MIAC standings because the Gusties move ahead of the Auggies with a 7-2 office meeting record while improving to 8-7-3 overall. The victory furthermore stands as the first Gustavus conquer a ranked opponent considering that the 2012-13 Gusties defeated top-ranked St. Norbert College.
Despite becoming outshot 14-6 and Augsburg owning an 18-6 advantage with faceoffs in the first frame, Chris McCann’s goal at the 12:Fifty-two minute mark gave Gustavus some sort of 1-0 lead heading into the intermission. After a 3-2 opportunity, McCann waited out the Auggie opponent and roofed his 4th of the season past netminder Nick Schmit.
The Gusties took their second power play chance eight minutes within the second period and capitalized promptly to gain a 2-0 lead. Is going to LeNeave slid a back-door pass right on your tape of Colton Schmidt for the supreme game-winner.
Augsburg got on the board by using a power play goal of their very own at 15:12 for a shot from the point snuck former Chris Amsden to cut the Gustavus produce 2-1. The Auggies poured on the strain in the remaining minutes of the second and continued during the back-and-forth third period, eventually outshooting this Gusties 36-31.
The Auggies pulled their goalie utilizing under two minutes remaining in an attempt to tie the video game. After timeouts by both groups with 50 seconds outstanding with a faceoff in the Black and Gold defensive zone, Colin Hernon pushed your puck forward off the draw, springing forward the speedy Evan Erickson for the empty net goal as well as the 3-1 lead. JP Eykyn added another empty-netter late to seal the 4-1 victory.
Amsden tallied a good season-high 35 saves to create win, improving his track record to 6-4-1 on the season.
Gustavus benefits the series sweep the next day night in Minneapolis, Minn. Puck lower is set for 7 w.m. at?Ed Saugestad Rink.?