‘Men’s Hockey’ Category
The 2016-17 Gustavus men’s hockey campaign marks a monumental milestone for the program as it celebrates 75 seasons at the College. The 75th season celebration will be highlighted by three events - the annual golf tournament, a celebration of life service for legendary coach Don Roberts, and an all-alumni and friends celebration in Alumni Hall on Nov. 19.
Legendary Gustavus Adolphus College men’s hockey coach Don Roberts died Sunday, July 24 at the age of 83 after battling degenerative heart disease. A private family service will be held this week, however a public service celebrating Roberts’ life will be held in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus in the very near future. Details will be announced in the coming days.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2016 inductees include Ryan Boutwell ’99 (Football), Scott Crowell ’01 (Soccer), Heather Fitch ’96 (Gymnastics), Rick Hjelm ’83 (Hockey), Molly Nemes ’01 (Gymnastics, Track & Field), Bret Newcomb ’92 (Hockey), Dana Peterson ’96 (Cross Country, Track & Field), Rod Swenson ’99 (Baseball), and Larry Zelenz (Coach). This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, following the Hall of Fame football game against Saint John's at 1 p.m.
Remarkably, student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) keep finding ways to achieve both in their chosen sports and in the classroom at ever-improving rates. For the first time in MIAC history, the conference recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors. Gustavus has 58 student-athletes recognized as Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its men’s hockey postseason awards Monday and Gustavus is represented by first-year goaltender Chris Amsden (St. Peter, Minn.) as a member of the All-Rookie Team.
It was a fight to end Saturday night at Oscar Johnson Arena, but the Gustavus men’s hockey team was unable to come out on top, losing 6-3 to Hamline University in its final game of the season. The Gusties conclude their 2015-16 campaign with a 6-14-5 overall record and 5-8-3 mark in the MIAC.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s hockey team tied Hamline University 1-1 Friday night, but dropped a point with a shootout loss at Don Roberts Ice Rink. Although the first two periods went scoreless, both teams scored in the third, ending regulation 1-1, but a shootout goal gave the Pipers the second point in the league standings. The loss brings Gustavus to 6-13-5 overall and 5-7-3 in the conference, while Hamline moves to 8-11-6 overall and 5-8-3 in the league.
It all comes down to the final weekend of the regular season. The Gustavus men’s hockey team is playing for the fifth and final spot in the MIAC Playoffs in a home-away series against Hamline University this weekend. Both teams are tied with 17 points in the league standings, but the Gusties hold the current tiebreaker with a higher winning percentage. Gustavus is 5-7-2 (.429) in the MIAC, while the Pipers are 5-8-1 (.393) in the league. Both teams are trying to catch St. Olaf (19 points), which is in position to fill the final playoff slot. The Oles face St. Thomas this weekend to determine their playoff fate.
Five former Gustavus hockey players are members of the U.S. Bandy Women's National Team, which competes in the World Championship this weekend in Roseville, Minn.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s hockey team was shutout 3-0 by the Bethel University Royals Saturday night at Bethel University Arena-National Sports Center. Bethel played a consistent game, scoring once each period, leading to its three-point victory. The loss brings Gustavus to 6-13-4 overall and 5-7-2 in the MIAC, while Bethel improves to 3-18-2 overall and 2-12-0 in the league.