Gusties celebrate a Colin Hernon goal.
ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey crew took care of business Saturday daytime in a justifiably must-win game in the MIAC playoff race, defeating Concordia 5-1 to salvage a sequence split. The win increases the Gusties 24 points in the category standings, three behind third-place St John’s and now four ahead of fifth-place Concordia.
It couldn’t take long for the Gusties to find the back again of the net as Colin Hernon scored the first of two goals at the tables 3:06 after the starting puck-drop, assisted by JT Walters . Concordia took a substantial amount of momentum into the first intermission by just scoring its lone objective of the game with seven mere seconds left in the first interval.
Neither team could find the net at the heart frame, but again the Gusties have scored quickly to start the third period, 32 seconds in away from the stick of Jake McCann . Dominic Picciano and Chris Bushey helped on what proved to be the game-winner. Several minutes later, Tyler Rock scored their fifth goal of the season, assisted by Bushey. At the 11:35 mark, Hernon scored his next goal of the game and 9th of the season on a power participate in. And with 3:47 staying in regulation and the Concordia goalie yanked, Caleb Anderson put the icing on the dessert with an empty-net goal.
The Gusties outshot the Cobbers 40-21 when Robbie Goor made 20 saves in intention to pick up his third win of the season. The Black together with Gold capitalized on its single power play of the activity and killed off three Cobber power plays.
Gustavus has a crucial home-home series versus Saint John’s next weekend that includes a lot on the line for the MIAC playoff picture. Friday’s activity in St. Peter will start at 7:05 p.t. and Saturday’s game in St. Cloud starts at Seven p.m.