ST. PAUL, Minn. – The St. Olaf College men's hockey team scored a season-high five goals, including four goals from first years, in a 5-2 road victory over Hamline University on Saturday night at TRIA Rink.
Mitch Dolter scored twice, Tyler Uravage netted his first-career goal and Tyler Bump grabbed one of his own for St. Olaf (4-10-1, 2-4-1 MIAC), which also got a goal and an assist from senior Chris Koziel in the win over Hamline (2-14-1, 2-7-0 MIAC). Junior Roshen Jaswal and senior Tobias Gabrielsen contributed two assists apiece for the Oles.
Uravage opened the scoring at 6:04 of the first period with his first collegiate goal and Dolter added an unassisted tally a little over five minutes later to put St. Olaf ahead, 2-0, after one. Reigning Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's Hockey Athlete of the Week Tuukka Totro and Gabrielsen earned assists on Uravage's opener.
Tyler Nyman brought the Pipers within a goal, 2-1, after two periods by scoring the lone goal of the second period with just 20 seconds to go. Senior Eric Hancock made 25 saves over the first two periods to help the Oles carry the lead into the third.
St. Olaf tallied three goals in the space of 4:23 in the first half of the third period to build a commanding 5-1 lead. Dolter put home his second of the night at 4:38 from Koziel to give the Oles their two-goal lead back before Bump made it five-straight games for St. Olaf with a power-play goal at 6:37 from Gabrielsen and Jaswal.
Jaswal also set up Koziel's goal at 9:01 before Brendan Sheehan capped the scoring for the Pipers at 16:50.
Hancock made 30 saves to pick up his first victory of the season and help St. Olaf win despite being outshot 32-25 in the game. Sam Nelson recorded 20 saves on the night for Hamline.
The Oles and Pipers wrap up their series on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Olaf Ice Arena. There will be a pregame ceremony starting at 6:40 p.m. as St. Olaf officially opens its new on-campus home.