Men’s Hockey Salvages Series Split with Win Over Concordia

Posted on February 8th, 2020 by

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team was able to manage a series split with Concordia when they secured a 5-2 win Saturday. Gustavus moves to 10-8-3 overall and 6-4-2 in the conference while the Cobbers fall to 10-9-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the MIAC.

Concordia got the scoring started just 3:38 into the contest to take an early 1-0 lead. The Gusties would quickly answer as Kegan Couture (Sr., Pequot Lakes) responded by snagging his second goal of the season with an assist from Peter Colby (Fy., Edina) to tie the game at the 8:17 mark. Gustavus would continue to apply pressure, outshooting the Cobbers 15-10 in the first period, as the teams headed to the second even at 1-1.

“Great win today on a quick turnaround from last night.” Head Coach Brett Petersen said. “I am really proud of our effort as we had contributions from everyone today.  Hopefully we can build off this win for next week vs St Johns.”

The Cobbers were quick to strike, scoring just over five minutes into the second period to retake the lead. Less than two minutes later, Gustavus was able to take advantage of a power play as Couture scored his second goal of the contest with assists from Tyler Ebner (So., La Crosse, Wis.) and Toby Sengvongxay (So., Luverne). Gustavus continued to take advantage of Concordia penalties, with Caleb Anderson (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) notching what proved to be the game-winning goal assisted by Mason Etter (Jr., Grafton, Wis.) and Connor Clemons (So., Savage) to take a 3-2 advantage just minutes after Couture’s second score.

The Gusties were looking to add to their lead when Sengvongxay and Anderson were able to connect with J.P. Eykyn (Jr., Waseca) who scored his fourth goal of the season to put Gustavus up 4-2. With Gustavus holding a two-goal lead Nick Klishko (Jr., San Diego, Calif) was able to put the nail in the coffin with an acrobatic goal to give the Gusties a 5-2 lead that would hold for the victory.

Robbie Goor (Jr., Anoka) got the win in net and made 30 saves while allowing two goals.

The Gusties will be back in action when they host Saint John’s on Friday night for a 7:05 contest. 

 

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