The Gustavus men’s hockey team scored three goals in the first 11 minutes of the game and never looked back, downing Hamline, 6-2, in a physical contest Friday night in St. Peter that saw an hour’s worth of penalty minutes called in the third period alone. Forwards Mike Hosfield (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Cody Drysdale (So., Mankato, Minn.) each netted a pair of goals for the Gusties.
Senior defenseman Keith Detlefsen (Lakeville, Minn.) got the Gusties on the board just 4:35 into the contest with an even-strength goal. Forward Steven Jensen (Jr., Kentwood, Mich.) was credited with an assist on the play.
Hosfield scored the first of his two goals on the day just 1:10 later off assists by forward Steve Dusich (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) and defenseman Jon Keseley (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.). The goal, scored on the power play, was set up by a Hamline holding penalty.
Hosfield followed with his second of the game midway through the period. Dusich assisted on the even-strength goal, which gave the Gusties an early 3-0 lead. Dusich extended the lead to 4-0 with a second-period goal off assists by Hosfield and junior John Arundel (Eden Prairie, Minn.).
Each team scored a pair of goals in a penalty-filled third period. A total of 14 penalties were assessed during the period, including four game misconduct penalties. Drysdale made the score 5-0 with a goal less than 3:00 into the period, but a pair of power play goals by the Pipers mad the score 5-2 with ten minutes to play. Drysdale added a second goal with 5:07 remaining to cap the scoring with Gustavus leading, 6-2. Forward Loren Havemeier (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) assisted on both of Drysdale’s goals.
Hosfield (two goals, one assist) and Dusich (one goal, two assists) each scored each scored three points to lead Gustavus, while Drysdale (two goals) and Havemeier (two assists) added two points apiece.
Senior Erik Kraska (Plymouth, Minn.) picked up 27 saves en route to the win, but had a 182:13 scoreless streak covering parts of four games snapped in the third period.
With his first-period assist, Keseley increased his point-scoring streak to ten games dating back to the end of last season. During the streak, Keseley has scored seven goals and six assists.
The Gusties improve to 6-2-0 overall, 3-0-0 in the MIAC. Hamline drops to 1-8-2 overall, 0-4-1 in the MIAC. Action shifts to Drake Arena in St. Paul for Saturday night’s game.