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Late Goal Gives Men's Hockey Tie Against Hamline
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005
ST. PAUL - The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team notched its second tie of the season with a 4-4 game versus Hamline University at Drake Arena.
The Pipers began the scoring with an evenhanded score 3:10 into the first period. The rest of the period saw no goals, but Eau Claire had three power-play chances.
Brooks Lockwood (Jr.-Hudson) tied the game up for Eau Claire 3:13 in the second period. Kyle Garner (Jr.-Sun Prairie) provided the assist on the even-sided goal. Hamline retook the lead just over a minute later when Joe Long scored his first of the night on a power-play goal at 4:39. Long struck again at 11:04 in the same period on another power-play goal, putting the Pipers up 3-1. The Blugolds came within a goal a minute and 11 seconds later with a Steve Dus (Jr.-Onalaska) power-play score at 12:15 into the period. Lockwood and Garner contributed assists on that score. Evening the score at 17:32 in the second, Mike Schneider (Fr.-Owatonna) made an evenhanded goal with assists coming from Matt Schultz (Sr.-Menomonie) and Garner. The period only saw a total of 12 shots on goal, but five of them made it to the net. Hamline also had six advantages in the second, while Eau Claire had two.
The Pipers went up again early in the third period. This was a shorthanded goal at 1:20. With less than four minutes to go and down one, Ben Bosworth (Fr.-Hudson) made an evenhanded score with assists coming from Andy Klapperick (Sr.-Austin, MN) and Evan Byers (Fr.-Eagan, MN). The goal came at 16:46.
In the overtime period both teams only got off two shots on goal. Neither team had an advantage throughout as the period remained scoreless to keep the tie intact.
Chris Nelson (Sr.-Madison/Memorial) made 23 saves off of the 27 Hamline shots on goal while allowing four goals. Eau Claire had 30 shots on goal and the opposing goalie made 26 saves and allowed the four goals. The Pipes went 2 for 9 on power plays and the Blugolds went 1 for 8 in theirs.
Eau Claire is 0-2-2. Hamline has a record of 0-2-1.
The Blugolds remain in the Twin Cities for their next game, which is tomorrow. They will face Bethel University and it begins at 7:00 p.m.
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