Men’s Hockey Drops Regular Season Closer at St. Scholastica 6-2

Posted on February 19th, 2022 by

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DULUTH, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s hockey team ended its regular season on the road with a 6-2 loss at St. Scholastica. The loss puts the Gusties record before playoffs at 5-15-4 overall and 0-9-3 in the MIAC. 

Patrick Gazich (Sr., Minnetonka) and Joey Gimberlin (Fy., Mendota Heights) scored the two Gustavus goals.

St. Scholastica got out to a strong start with two goals in the first, but the Gusties kept the pressure on with shots 11-12 before closing out the first frame.

The Saints tacked on another goal for a 3-0 lead four minutes into the second. At the 12:55 mark, Gazich shot over a St. Scholastica defender to bring the game to 3-1 with assists credited to Petr Phillipov (Fy., Moscow, Russia) and Dylan Gast (Sr., Dellwood). The Saints responded with three more goals in the next five minutes. Gustavus outshot St. Scholastica 15-9 in the second period.

Two minutes into the third period, Nick Klishko (Sr., San Diego) and  Tyler Ebner (Sr., La Crosse, Wis.)  found Gimberlin in the slot for the final goal in the 6-2 loss.

Net-minder Jackson Hjelle (So., Delano) shut down all 16 of the Saints shots in the third, making 31 total.

The No. 9 seeded Gusties will travel to No. 8 seed Hamline on Wednesday night for the first round of playoffs.

 

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