BLAINE, Minn. C The Gustavus men’s hockey company erupted for a season-high six objectives from six different skaters Feb 5th in a 6-2 win over Bethel. The secure moves the Gusties to 3-15-4 in general and 2-10-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Sports Conference, while the Royals drop to 2-18-2 overall and 1-10-2 in the league.
The Gusties wasted little time to help light the lamp while Colin Hernon found the back of the net 25 seconds into the game. Six min’s later the Gusties took selling point of a power play as Java Lindberg put his team up 2-0. And with 14 seconds remaining in the opening body, Colton Schmidt gave the Black and Yellow metal a 3-0 advantage heading into your first intermission with his first career goal.
Bethel ended the shutout for the 9:28 mark inside the second, but the visitors received an answer less than a minute later on as Nick Sheak tallied his initial goal of the season. With just over 60 seconds remaining in the second, the Royals scored their second aim on a power play and also the Gusties led 4-2 at the second escape.
At the 5:29 mark within the third, Seth Ensor gave the Gusties a 5-2 cause with his first goal of the growing season and less than a minute after Jake Bushey scored his fourth goal on the year and the Gusties cruised to the four-goal victory. Twelve Gusties found their own way onto the score page with either a goal or even an assist. Ross Kovacs provided two assists, while Bushey and Hernon both tallied the objective and assist for a two-point overnight.
Erik Johnson picked up his following career win against Bethel during three games after building 31 saves. Gustavus went 1-for-3 over the power play, while Bethel had been 1-for-4. The Royals outshot the Gusties 33-26.
Gustavus along with Bethel wrap up the series at 7:05 p.m. the day after tomorrow at Don Roberts Ice Rink. All fans attending the game really should bring a new Teddy Bear as well as stuffed animal to participate in the first “Teddy Bear Toss.” Learn more here.