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Men's Hockey gets tie, claims extra point for MIAC

Mike Ekern photo
Mike Ekern photo

Tommie freshman Cam Burggrabe stopped 42 of 44 shots and helped kill six of seven power plays as St. Thomas and No. 11-ranked Augsburg tied 2-2 Saturday night in MIAC men's hockey. The game lasted nearly 2:50 and was played on the Auggies' home ice in Minneapolis.

Augsburg (8-1-1 overall, 5-0-1 MIAC) takes four points on the weekend while the Tommies (4-4-2, 1-1-2) salvaged two after never holding a lead in either of the two games. Friday night's game was within one goal in the final 3:00 before Augsburg added an insurance score and an empty-net tally for a 5-2 victory.

After a scoreless overtime and a scoreless 3-on-3 start to the tiebreaker, the Tommies converted two of their three shots while their goalie Burggrabe stopped Augsburg's first two.

Augsburg scored in the final 5:00 of regulation to snap a 1-1 tie. The Tommies answered one minute later on a goal by Tanner Barnes, and the game went to overtime.

The Auggies couldn't capitalize on a 2:00 power-play in overtime. An Auggie major penalty in the shootout session gave the Toms a 4-on-3 for the final 4:09 but they couldn't convert.

Freshman Luke Radetic scored a power-play goal in period two and has scored a goal in five consecutive games.

St. Thomas plays at UW-Stout next Friday night.


Friday's Game

No. 11-ranked Augsburg scored an insurance goal in the final 3:00 then added an empty-net tally near the finish in Friday's 5-2 win over St. Thomas on the Tommies' home ice in Mendota Heights. The teams play again Saturday night at Augsburg.

The Auggies (8-1 overall, 5-0 MIAC) jumped to a 3-0 lead midway through the game. The Toms scored late in period two on Matt Christian's first collegiate goal. The Toms pulled within 3-2 as freshman Luke Radetic scored with 5:02 to play in regulation time. That was Radetic's fourth game in a row where he's scored a goal.

But Augsburg scored with 2:08 to play to stem the purple momentum.

Cam Burggrabe replaced starter Andrew Rohkohl in goal after 34 minutes. He stopped eight of nine shots the rest of the way for the Tommies (4-4-1, 1-1-1).

Men's box score here