The Gustavus men’s hockey team exploded for four goals in the second period on their way to a 6-0 win over visiting Saint Mary’s on Friday night. Sophomore forward David Martinson scored one goal and recorded three assists to lead the Gusties. The two teams will play again tomorrow night in Winona at 7:05 pm.
Gustavus got off to a quick start as Patrick Dynan scored at the 5:06 mark with assists from David Martinson (So., St. Louis Park, Minn.) and Joe Welch (So., Hastings, Minn.). Five minutes later Mitch Carlson (Fr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) scored a power play goal at the 10:22 mark. Carlson’s goal was assisted by Martinson and Cody Mosbeck (So., Emo, Ontario). The Gusties, who out-shot the Cardinals 14-5, led 2-0 after the first period.
Coach Brett Petersen’s squad would blow the game open in the second period scoring four times including three power play goals. The Gusties got an even strength goal from Josh Pauer (So., Spring Park, Minn.) at 6:40, followed by power play goals from Ben Ollila (Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) at the 10:46 mark, David Martinson at the 16:00 minute mark, and Joe Welch at the 18:00 minute mark. Gustavus held a 6-0 lead through two periods.
Neither team was able to score in the third period. The game was called with 6:55 left to play due to unplayable ice conditions on one end of the ice sheet. Goaltender Matt Lopes (Jr., East Falmouth, Mass.) picked up the win and the shutout in the nets for Gustavus. Senior Dan Smith suffered the loss in the nets for Saint Mary’s.
The Saint Mary’s team played the game with heavy hearts as they found out on the bus ride over that long-time Cardinal rink manager Tom Farren had died while working at the rink late Friday afternoon. Farren, 58, was currently serving as head men’s golf coach, ice facility manager, and men’s hockey equipment manager.