The Gustavus men’s hockey team posted a convincing 6-0 win over Saint Mary’s in Winona on Saturday evening and claimed the program’s first regular season league title since 1993. Coach Brett Petersen and his squad finished with a conference mark of 12-2-2 (26 points). The Gusties also earned the #1 seed in the MIAC Playoffs and will face the winner of the #4 seed Augsburg vs. #5 seed St. Olaf game on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:05 pm at Don Roberts Ice Rink.
Ross Ring-Jarvi and Joe Welch each scored twice to lead the Gusties to the important victory. Ring-Jarvi and Welch each scored one goal in both the first and second period to help the Gusties claim a 5-0 through the first 40 minutes of play. Rory Dynan tallied the final goal midway through the third period. Josh Swartout played all 60 minutes in goal picking up his third shutout of season and registering nine saves.
Gustavus will now set its sights on winning its second consecutive MIAC Playoff Title and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties will begin conference tournament play on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:05 pm at Don Roberts Ice Rink.