NORTHFIELD, MINN. – The Gustavus men’s hockey squad jumped out to a 2-0 cause in the first period en route to defeating St. Olaf College 3-1 so that you can earn the first win of the year during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Convention opener Friday evening.
Near this midway point of the first interval, Colton Schmidt ?put the Gusties on the board initially, breaking through the Ole defenders while getting a pass from Evan Erickson and burying his following goal of the season.
The Gustavus first-years continued compare unique car features after solid contribution throughout the season-opening weekend at the MIAC Showcase last week.?Dominic Picciano followed Schmidt’s goal together with under two minutes remaining in the first period after accumulating a loose puck?through the fairly neutral zone and making a maneuver the defender to finish his initial collegiate goal, which was as the eventual game-winner.
The two teams went scoreless in the second period of time with the Gusties still holding any momentum, out-shooting St. Olaf 21-17 heading to the final frame.
Under five minutes within the third period, another Gustie won his first goal during Black and Gold. Logan Haskins redirected the Axel Hallin shot to give Gustavus a three-goal cushion.
With the goalie pulled, the Oles scored with under one minute outstanding to negate the shutout intended for?Chris Amsden and the Gusties. However, Gustavus presented on for the win to improve its overall record that will 1-1-1 and 1-0 MIAC on the season.
Tomorrow night, the Gusties host St. Olaf for any 2017-18 home opener,?featuring the 25th and 50th anniversary get-togethers for the 1967-68 and 1992-93 MIAC Championship Gustavus men’s hockey teams. Puck drop it all set for 7:05 p.t. at Don Roberts Ice Rink.?