The Dynan brothers registered six points on three goals and three assists as the Gustavus men’s hockey team defeated Augsburg 4-2 on Friday night in Minneapolis, Minn. Patrick Dynan tallied a goal and two assists, while Rory recorded a goal and an assist and Casey scored a goal. Gustie goaltender Josh Swartout made 25 saves in the win as Gustavus moved its overall mark to 11-7-0 and 6-3-0 in the MIAC. The Auggies fell to 3-13-0 overall and 2-5-0 in the league.
David Martinson gave Gustavus a 1-0 lead after receiving a pass from Brad Wieck at the 8:22 mark in the first period. At the end of the period, Augsburg was called for interference and hooking penalties, giving the Gusties a two-skater advantage at the start of the second period.
Gustavus was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, allowing the Auggies to regain momentum as they tied the game at 1-1 after Joel Sauer found the back of the net with 16:20 left in the period. On the next shift, the Gusties put another goal on the scoreboard when Casey Dynan got the puck past Augsburg goaltender Andrew Kent. Brothers Rory and Patrick Dynan were credited with assists. Midway through the period, Gustavus was seconds away from killing off another penalty when Nick Guran scored a power play goal for the Auggies, leveling the game at the 8:15 mark. However, the Gusties scored a power play goal of their own when Patrick Dynan tallied his third goal of the season with 1:23 left in the period to head into the locker room with a 3-2 lead.
Sauer nearly tied the contest for Augsburg early in the final period, but barely missed as he hit the pipe. Trailing by a goal, the Auggies called timeout at the 18:13 mark to set up their strategy and went on to pull Kent seconds later as Augsburg stayed in the Gustavus zone. The Gusties withstood the pressure and cleared the puck forcing the Auggies to commit a penalty. Rory Dynan sealed the win for Gustavus with 00:15 left when he scored a power play, empty net goal after receiving a pass from Patrick Dynan.
Gustie goaltender Josh Swartout recorded 25 stops as he improved his record to 6-4-0. Augsburg’s Andrew Kent finished the contest with 23 saves in the losing effort.
Both teams will wrap up the series on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. in St. Peter.