The Gustavus men’s hockey team remained unbeaten in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with an 8-2 win over Hamline at Drake Arena in St. Paul on Saturday evening. The Gusties are averaging 7.0 goals per game in league play, outscoring their opponents 28-5 in four games. Three players scored all eight goals for Gustavus as Loren Havemeier and Mike Hosfield tallied three goals each, while Ian Wolff added the other two. Gustavus had a big night on the power play scoring on 6-of-12 opportunities with the man-advantage. Erik Kraska picked up the win in the nets turning away 30 shots and allowing two goals.
The Gusties led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Havemeier and Wolff. Gustavus held a 13-6 advantage in shots in the first period.
Gustavus exploded for five goals in the second period and led 7-2 heading into the third period. Mike Hosfield picked up the pure hat trick for the Gusties scoring all three of his goals in the second period. Havemeier scored the other two goals for Gustavus. The Gusties, who outshot the Pipers 17-12 in the period, scored on three of their six power play opportunities.
Wolff closed out the scoring in the third period with a power play goal at the 17:53 mark. Gustavus held a 17-14 advantage in shots in the final period and finished the game with a 47-32 advantage in shots.
Keith Detlefsen was credited with four assists in the game, followed by Jay Phillips, John Arundel, and Jon Keseley with two each. Keseley extended his point-scoring streak to eleven games.
Gustavus will now take a four-week holiday break. The team will return to action on January 7, 2006 with a game against Lawrence University in St. Peter.