Men’s Hockey Swept By St. Thomas

Posted on November 12th, 2016 by


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team dropped a 5-2 decision at the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, falling to 1-4-1 overall and 0-2 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Tommies improve to 3-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the league.

St. Thomas opened up the scoring at the 8:02 mark in the first period and maintained that lead into the first intermission. The Tommies increased their lead to two goals 3:46 into the second period. The home team then added two more goals within two minutes of each other and led 4-0 midway through the second period. The Gusties ended the shutout at the 10:51 mark with a power play goal off the stick of Tim Donohue (Jr., Bloomington, Minn.), assisted by Sam Majka (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) and Jake Bushey (Jr., Duluth, Minn.). After 40 minutes, the Tommies led 4-1.

St. Thomas added an insurance goal with 5:31 remaining in the game, which was answered by the Gusties 1:25 later as Nick Greene (Fy., Minnetonka, Minn.) tallied his first collegiate goal, assisted by Seth Ensor (So., Sugar Land, Texas) and Nick Sheak (Jr., Woodbury, Minn.).

The Tommies outshot the Gusties 41-26 and won 28-of-51 faceoffs. Both teams had two penalties. Erik Johnson (Sr., Sauk Rapids, Minn.) took the loss after registering 36 saves.

Gustavus faces Augsburg next weekend in an away-home series.


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