Hansen, Hulslander as Hamline Retains First Place With 3-3 Tie against St. Thomas

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Jordan Hansen and Mckenna Hulslander shared the spotlight for the HU women's hockey team in a 3-3 OT tie with St. Thomas Friday. Hansen, a freshman, scored twice for the Pipers and Hulslander, also a first year player, was superb in goal with 40 saves. HU kept their unbeaten status at home (11-0-1) and improved to 18-3-3 overall, 13-2-2 in the MIAC. Going into Saturday's season finale at St. Thomas, the Pipers continue in first place in the MIAC and hold a one - point lead over the Tommies and Gustavus Adolphus, a 3-1 winner at St. Benedict.

It was a fast paced affair from the start. The Tommies held a 11-5 edge in shots in a scoreless first period. Hulslander was sharp from the start, stopping Kaylee Druk on a breakaway in the period's best scoring chance.

The scoreless game changed directions in a 81 second span in the second period. UST struck first at 5:53 but Hansen replied with a solo effort 67 seconds later. Unfortunately, UST matched that feat and regained the lead at 7:14. Hansen evened matters with her second of the game on the Pipers; lone power play of the night at 11:17. 

The Tommies grabbed a lead midway through the third period. Darby Dodds got the equalizer at 13:04. That ended the scoring but not the chances. Hansen had the best one, ringing a shot off the goalpost late in the third period. Hulslander stood tall at her end with 17 saves in that session alone. Her 40 saves is a career high. 

The teams will settle matters one and for all Saturday, February 17 at St. Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.