(Story courtesy of Babson Sports Information) – Junior forward Loren Havemeier (Sleepy Eye, Minn.) scored three goals and assisted another to lead the Gustavus Adolphus College Golden Gusties to a 6-4 victory over the Babson College Beavers in the championship game of the 2004 Babson Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament presented by Irving Oil on Sunday afternoon. As a result of his performance in the title game, Havemeier was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
With Babson (3-1-1) trailing 3-2 midway through the second period, sophomore Ryan Farrell (East Islip, N.Y.) scored his second goal of the afternoon on the powerplay at 9:10 to tie the game at 3-3. However, Havemeier, who had already scored twice in the contest, put Gustavus Adolphus (3-5-0) back in front just 25 seconds later, as he finished off the hat trick at 9:35. He would then add an assist on sophomore Mike Hosfield’s (Golden Valley, Minn.) powerplay score at 11:23, giving the Golden Gusties a 5-3 advantage that they would never relinquish. Hosfield tacked on an empty-netter with 1:08 left in the third period as Gustavus Adolphus came away with the eventual 6-4 victory.
After scoring two goals in the Golden Gusties’ 8-1 win over Skidmore in Saturday’s semifinal round, sophomore defenseman Jon Keseley (St. Louis Park, Minn.) tallied an assist to join Havemeier on the All-Tournament Team. Junior goalie Erik Kraska (Plymouth, Minn.) also earned All-Tournament honors after finishing with 31 saves in the championship game, including 16 stops in the final period.
Farrell and senior defenseman Brett Adamczyk (Agawam, Mass.) both earned All-Tournament recognition for Babson. Farrell scored twice on Sunday to give him three goals and one assist in the tourney, while Adamczyk netted one goal on Sunday to go along with his four assists from Saturday’s 6-2 semifinal win over SUNY Brockport. Sophomore goaltender John Sterbling (Farmington Hills, Mich.) finished with 25 saves in the championship game for the Beavers.
In Sunday’s consolation game, SUNY Brockport senior Mark Digby (Fulton, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal just 42 seconds into the overtime period to lead the Golden Eagles to a 4-3 victory over Skidmore College. Digby, who totaled two goals and three assists over the weekend, was named to the All-Tournament Team, as was Skidmore sophomore Rob Hutchinson (Waterville, N.Y.), who recorded all three scores for the Thoroughbreds. First-year goaltender Ted Levine (New York, N.Y.) finished with 37 saves in net for Skidmore (0-4-0), while first-year Greg Van’t Hof (Toronto, Ontario) stopped 34 shots in the win for Brockport (4-7-1).
BIT/Irving Oil All-Tournament Team
Loren Havemeier, Gustavus Adolphus College — Most Valuable Player
Erik Kraska, Gustavus Adolphus College
Jon Keseley, Gustavus Adolphus College
Brett Adamczyk, Babson College
Ryan Farrell, Babson College
Mark Digby, SUNY Brockport
Rob Hutchinson, Skidmore College
BABSON INVITATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY IRVING OIL — CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Gustavus Adolphus 6, Babson 4
SCORING 1st Period:
GA – PP – Loren Havemeier (Jon Keseley) 8:12
GA – Steven Jensen (Steve Dusich, Ben Ollila) 14:10
B – Ryan Farrell (Matt Baron) 14:27
B – PP – Brett Adamczyk (Sam Vatrano) 1:01
GA – Loren Havemeier (Trevor Heithoff, Mike Hosfield) 6:27
B – PP – Ryan Farrell (unassisted) 9:10
GA – Loren Havemeier (Mike Hosfield, Keith Detlefsen) 9:35
GA – PP – Mike Hosfield (John Arundel, Loren Havemeier) 11:23
GA — EN — Mike Hosfield (Adam Meyer) 18:52
B — Nate Smith (Tom Sullivan, Matt Baron) 19:47.7
GOALIE SAVES: GA, Erik Kraska 31 (60:00 mins 4 GA); B, John Sterbling 25 (58:48 mins 5 GA)
SHOTS: GA 8-15-8—31, B 9-9-17—35