Men’s Hockey Powers Past Saint Mary’s 4-0

Posted on January 20th, 2006 by

Junior Jay Phillips tries to maintain his balance following a pass.

Junior Jay Phillips tries to maintain his balance following a pass.


Junior Mike Hosfield looks for a pass while occupying a Saint Mary’s defender.

Junior Mike Hosfield looks for a pass while occupying a Saint Mary’s defender.


Junior John Arundel moves the puck around near the blue line.

Junior John Arundel moves the puck around near the blue line.


Sophomore Ian Wolff keeps the puck between him and a Cardinal player.

Sophomore Ian Wolff keeps the puck between him and a Cardinal player.

The Gustavus men’s hockey team needed four third-period goals to get past Saint Mary’s 4-0 on Friday night in St. Peter. Mike Hosfield (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.) led the Gusties with a goal and and an assist, while defenseman Eric Lindquist (Sr., Bloomington, Minn.) added a pair of helpers. Gustavus improves to 10-3-1 overall, 5-0-0 in the MIAC. Saint Mary’s falls to 2-12-1 overall, 1-6-0 in the league.

Gustavus had plenty of scoring opportunities during the game’s first two periods, out-shooting the Cardinals 23-17, but Saint Mary’s goalie Curtis Nosal proved up to the challenge.

Nosal’s stiff defense began to fall apart midway through the third period. After a pair of unrelated penalties created a four-on-four situation, Hosfield fired a shot that found its way past Nosal to put the Gusties up 1-0. Ian Wolff (So., Chanhassen, Minn.) assisted on the even-strength goal at the 7:48 mark of the third period. Tim Ornell (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) would make the score 2-0 just 44 seconds later, 11 seconds after being released from the penalty box to create a Gustie power play.

The third Gustavus goal of the period came with 9:00 showing on the arena clock off the stick of Loren Havemeier (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.). Mike Carr (Fr., Mahtomedi, Minn.) and Lindquist were credited with assists on the even-strength goal.

Steve Dusich (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.)
put the exclamation point on the Gustie victory with 5:33 to play, getting behind the Cardinal defense for a short-handed goal. Hosfield and Lindquist picked up assists on the play.

Gustavus goalie Erik Kraska (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) stopped 25 shots to move his record to 8-1-1 on the season. Kraska also picked up his second shutout of the year. Nosal was credited with 33 saves, but dropped to 1-7-0 on the season.

Gustie defensemen Jon Keseley (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) was kept out of the scoring column, bringing to an end an impressive 15-game point streak reaching back into last season. Keseley and Keith Detlefsen (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.), who remains two points short of the 100-point mark for his career, are tied for the team lead in points with 22 each.

Gustavus improves to 10-3-1 overall, 5-0-0 in the MIAC. Saint Mary’s falls to 2-12-1 overall, 1-6-0 in the league. The teams will drop the puck for the second game of the home-and-home series tomorrow evening at 7:05 p.m. in Winona.

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