David Martinson posted three goals to help push the Gustavus men’s hockey team past Lake Forest 6-1 on Saturday at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn. Martinson scored once in the first period and twice in the second to become the 21st player in program history to record three career hat tricks or more. Gustavus maintained pressure in the Forester end all night as Coach Petersen’s squad outshot Lake Forest 51-17. The Gusties are now 1-1-0 overall, whereas the Foresters fell to 1-3-0 overall.
Martinson (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) tallied his first goal of the game at the 7:51 mark in the first period after receiving a pass from Ross Ring-Jarvi (Fy., Anoka, Minn.) and Justin Lee (Fy., Excelsior, Minn.). Four minutes later, Gustavus capitalized on a two-skater advantage when Casey Dynan (Sr., Maple Plain, Minn.) found the back of the net when Jay Fifield (So., Eden Prairie, Minn.) hit him with the pass for a 2-0 lead. The Gusties struck again before the end of the period as James Leathers (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) punched in his second goal of the season. Patrick Dynan (Jr., Maple Plain, Minn.) and Eric Bigham (Jr., Robbinsdale, Minn.) were credited with assists on the play. Gustavus held a 24-5 shot advantage when it headed into the locker room after the first period.
Ring-Jarvi found Martinson for his second goal of the game as he built the Gustie lead to 4-0 with 6:44 elapsed in the second period. Martinson completed the hat trick with a power play goal at the 16:04 mark.
Lake Forest got on the board after Gustavus was whistled for too many players on the ice at 7:13. The Foresters scored its lone goal 12 seconds into the power play when Adam Love put in a rebound after Lopes made the initial save on a point blank shot. Coach Petersen’s team answered back at 8:10 when Rory Dynan (Jr., Maple Plain, Minn.) scored on a delayed Lake Forest penalty and the Gusties had an extra skater to bring the score to 6-1, which is where the contest ended.
In addition to Martinson’s hat trick, Casey Dynan and Ross Ring-Jarvi had multiple points for Gustavus. Dynan finished the game with one goal and two assists, while Ring-Jarvi had two assists. Matt Lopes (Sr., East Falmouth, Mass.) stopped 16 shots, allowing the power play goal in the third period. The Gusties converted 2-of-11 power play opportunities, while the Foresters were 1-of-6. Lake Forest goaltender Brandon Kohuch made 45 saves and giving up the six goals.
Gustavus will face UW-Stout on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Menomenie, Wis. before playing UW-River Falls on Saturday at 7:05 in Mankato at All Seasons Arena.