Men’s Hockey Drops MIAC Opener 3-1 To St. Thomas Posted on November 11th, 2016 by

Evan Erickson scored his third goal of the season. (photo by Roisen Granlund '17, Gustavus Sports Information)


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team opened Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Friday at Don Roberts Ice Rink, losing 3-1 to the University of St. Thomas. The loss drops the Gusties to 1-3-1 overall and 0-1 in the league, while the Tommies improve to 2-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

St. Thomas got on the board at the 11:46 mark in the first period and led 1-0 after the first 20 minutes. The Tommies controlled the pace of play in the first period, outshooting the Gusties 9-2. The visitors increased their lead to 2-0 1:13 into the second frame and then jumped ahead 3-0 at the 9:16 mark. After 40 minutes, the Tommies led 3-0 and outshot the home team 18-11.

Gustavus ended the shutout at the 7:02 mark in the third period with a two-on-one breakaway. Reid Brown (Fy., Superior, Colo.) made a crossing pass to Evan Erickson (So., Woodbury, Minn.) who fired home his third goal of the season. But the Tommies were able to hold on to their two-goal lead the rest of the way to secure the victory.

Both teams went 0-2 on the power play. St. Thomas won the shots on goal category 29-21. Erik Johnson (Sr., Sauk Rapids, Minn.) suffered the loss after making 26 saves.

Gustavus wraps up the series with the Tommies at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Paul.


One Comment

  1. Al & Jennifer Walters says:

    CJ, Thanks for your recaps…we stream the live broadcasts (when possible) but we live at the tip of Baja so your updates are something we look forward to after each game. Our son, JT Walters, plays D for the Gusties so we will
    be following your work this season.
    Thanks Again, Al & Jennifer Walters