Men’s Hockey Returns to MIAC Slate, Faces St. Thomas This Weekend

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The non-conference season is over and now the Gustavus men’s hockey team is back to MIAC action this weekend in a home-home series against St. Thomas. Friday’s game at Don Roberts Ice Rink starts at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday’s game in Mendota Heights begins at 7 p.m. The Gusties enter the series 5-9-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the MIAC, while the Tommies are 7-4-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the league.

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GUSTAVUS GAME NOTES

THE SERIES

This weekend marks the 142nd and 143rd meetings between Gustavus and St. Thomas with the Tommies leading the all-time series 70-62-9. St. Thomas has won six of the past 10 meetings, but the Gusties last season went 2-1 over the Tommies, including a 4-3 overtime win in the MIAC semifinals.

SCOUTING THE GUSTIES

Gustavus is looking to snap a three-game losing streak, most recently dropping a pair of 1-0 scores last weekend against No. 4 UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls. Through 15 games, the Gusties average 2.13 goals and allow 2.17 per game. They also average 33.9 shots, which is most in the MIAC. Special teams are a strength with the Black and Gold killing off a conference-leading 48-of-52 penalties for a .923 percentage (2nd/MIAC). On the power play, the Gusties are 9-for-46 (.196). Caleb Anderson leads the offense with 10 points on four goals and six assists. Evan Erickson is next with nine points on four goals and five assists. Chris Amsden is the top goaltender with a 2.09 goals against average and a .924 save percentage in nine starts.

SCOUTING THE TOMMIES

St. Thomas has won its last three games, most recently defeating UW-Superior 6-2 last Saturday. Through 13 games this season, the Tommies average 3.67 goals and allow 2.71 with 30.1 shots per game. On the power play, the Tommies are 5-for-38 (.132) and have killed off 38-of-51 (.745) penalties. Brett Gravelle leads the offense with 16 points on eight goals and eight assists. Johnny Panvica has a team-best 10 assists and Luke Radetic leads in goals with nine. Andrew Rohkohl has played the most minutes in goal with a 2.89 goals against average and a .900 save percentage in eight games. Cam Buggrabe has made six starts with a 2.36 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

 

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