Men’s Hockey Gains Extra Point in Shootout Win Over St. Thomas Posted on January 25th, 2020 by

Connor Clemons following his second goal of the contest (photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports)


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team hosted a Saturday rematch against St. Thomas after taking a 3-2 win in Friday’s contest. With the result the Gusties move to 8-6-3 overall and 4-2-2 in the MIAC while the Tommies are 8-7-3 overall and 5-3-1 in the conference. 

“Really tight game tonight.” Head coach Brett Petersen said. “Not a lot of open space out there for either team.  I thought we got tired in the third period but we found a way to hang on.  Once again I thought Robbie Goor was terrific down the stretch for us in OT and the shootout.”

Just three minutes into the first period, Caleb Anderson (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) grabbed his ninth goal of the season with assists going to  Nick Klishko (Jr., San Diego, Calif.) and  Toby Sengvongxay (So., Luverne). The Tommies were able to fire back with a goal and tie it up at the end of the first period. 

Carrying the momentum into the second period, Connor Clemons (So., Savage) was able to tally a goal assisted by Mason Etter (Jr., Grafton, Wis.). St. Thomas responded shortly after with a power play goal to even it up before Clemons gained his second score of the night assisted by George Hansen (Patchogue, N.Y.) and Anderson to put the Gusties back up 3-2.

The Tommies would score a goal early in the third period on the power play, before the teams played the rest of regulation scoreless. The Gusties outshot the Tommies 9-6 in the third period and 4-1 in the OT periods, but after a 5-on-5 overtime and 3-on-3 overtime, neither team could muster a goal and they went to a shootout.

Both goalies saved the oppositions first chance, before Robbie Goor (Jr., Anoka) saved his second consecutive shot. Anderson then ended the shootout and gained the Gusties an extra point with the winner.

The Gusties are next in action when they host Hamline Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.



One Comment

  1. John Morris says:

    Outstanding game Connor.