The Gustavus men’s hockey team traveled to St. Paul on Friday to play a conference game against Hamline University at the State Fair Coliseum. The game was delayed nearly an hour due to 6-8 inches of snow that fell in southern Minnesota. Hamline defeated Gustavus 4-3 to improve to 1-6-0 in the MIAC and 4-12-0 overall, while Gustavus falls to 2-3-0 in the MIAC and 5-9-0 overall.
In the second period, Hamline took a 2-0 lead with a goal from Shane Wagner at 2:34 and a goal from Steve Malke at 12:57. The Gusties cut the lead in half as Mike Hosfield found the back of the net at 15:23 of the second period. Craig Jankowski and Jason Watters recorded the assists on the goal. The Pipers would build the lead back up to two goals when Ryan Manke scored a power-play goal with three minutes left to play in the period. Gustavus’ leading scorer Keith Detlefsen pulled the Gusties within one goal with just 38 seconds remaining in the period. Trevor Heithoff was credited with the assist. The Pipers would hang onto a 3-2 advantage after 40 minutes of play.
The Gusties tied the game at 3-3 with a power-play goal from Keith Detlefsen with a little over 12 minutes to play in the final period. Adam Meyer and Kyle Menken recorded the assists. With approximately seven minutes left to play Jason Anderson skated up the left side of the ice for Hamline and fed Matt Tonjum on a 2-on-1.