Men’s Hockey Defeats Bethel 2-1 In Overtime As Brett Petersen Gets 100th Career Win

Posted on December 5th, 2008 by

Brett Petersen reached the 100-win plateau.

Brett Petersen reached the 100-win plateau.

David Martinson is tied for first in Division III with 11 goals this season.

David Martinson is tied for first in Division III with 11 goals this season.

David Martinson scored a power play goal three minutes into overtime to give the Gustavus men’s hockey team a 2-1 win over Bethel in Blaine on Friday. Head Coach Brett Petersen earned the 100th win of his career with the victory as the Gusties improved to 6-3-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the MIAC. The Royals dropped to 6-4-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the league standings.

Defense prevailed in the first period as Gustavus was held to nine shots, while Bethel managed just three shots on goal as the teams skated to a scoreless at the first intermission.

The Gusties came out with increased intensity in the second period, but the Royals lit up the scoreboard first when Mason Swenson scored a power play goal on a pass from Brad Peterson midway through the period at 10:17. Gustavus knotted the score at 1-1 minutes later when Jamie Leathers got the puck past Bethel goaltender Aaron Damjanovich with 2:02 remaining in the period. Eric Bigham and Joe Welch were credited with assists on the play. The teams skated into the locker room locked at 1-1.

Coach Petersen’s squad continued to pressure Damjanovich in the third period as the Gusties outshot the Royals 15-9. However, Gustavus was not able to put the go-ahead goal on the board as the game went into overtime.

As the contest appeared to be headed towards a tie, Bethel was caught on a line change for too many skaters on the ice at the 3:02 mark. Fourteen seconds later, David Martinson scored his 11th goal of the season after receiving a pass from Ross Ring-Jarvi and Mitch Carlson.

The Gusties’ Josh Swartout made 17 saves and allowed one goal as he improved his record to 3-2-0. Damjanovich finished with 37 saves in the losing effort.

The 2-1 victory was the 100th career win for head coach Brett Petersen. Petersen, who is in his ninth season at Gustavus, has compiled an overall record of 100-101-16. Petersen joins Don Roberts as the only head coaches in Gustavus men’s hockey history to reach 100 career wins. Roberts finished his 33-year career with a record of 532-290-25.

Gustavus will look to sweep the series against Bethel on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at Don Roberts Ice Rink. Live statistics can be accessed for the contest here.

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