Mike Hosfield scored a goal for the Gustavus men’s hockey team at 11:34 of the third period to tie Saint Thomas 4-4 at Don Roberts Rink in St. Peter Friday night. The Gusties went on to tie the Tommies 4-4 after a scoreless overtime period. Keith Detlefsen and Loren Havemeier led the Gusties with one goal and two assists each, while Don Krmpotich led the Tommies with two goals. The Gusties moved to 9-12-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the MIAC, while Saint Thomas remained in second place in the MIAC at 12-5-5 overall and 9-3-1 in the MIAC.
Saint Thomas got on the board at 5:14 of the first period on an Anthony Blumer goal off assists from Kevin Rollwagen and Joey Beck. The Tommies extended their lead to 2-0 when Dan Krmpotich scored an unassisted goal at 8:07. The Gusties countered with a goal just 17 seconds later at 8:24 to cut the lead to 2-1. The Tommies took the 2-1 lead into the lockerroom at the end of the first period.
Keith Detlefsen evened the score at 2-2 for the Gusties at 5:10 of the second period on a goal in the upper right shelf off an assist from Loren Havemeier. Saint Thomas took its second lead of the night 3-2 on a score from Nate Ryan at 11:18 with an assist going to John Bottoms. Gustavus evened the score at 3-3 on a goal from Reegan Rehm at 14:25. The Tommies took a 4-3 lead into the second intermission on Dan Krmpotich’s second goal of the night at 19:28.
Gustavus evened the scored on a goal at 11:34 from Mike Hosfield in the third period. The officials had a conference after the goal was called as to whether or not Hosfield committed a high stick or hit the puck in with his fist. However, the officials called the goal good after further review. Gustavus’ goaltender Erick Kraska stopped a blistering slap shot by the Tommies with just 0:32 left in regulation sending the game into overtime tied at 4-4.
With 1:38 left in the five-minute overtime period, the Tommies got a shot to slide through Erik Kraska’s legs, but the goal was disallowed as the net had come off the pipes prior to the score. On the ensuing possession, Gustavus’ Drew Keller had a chance to slam home the game-winning goal, but came up empty as his shot sailed high off the top cross bar. The Gusties were able to kill the Saint Thomas power play in the final 0:47 of overtime to garner a 4-4 tie with the Tommies. The Tommies outshot the Gusties 36-25 in the tie.
Gustavus will travel to Saint Thomas on Saturday to complete the series. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.