MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Senior Robby Philipp scored 50 seconds into sudden-death overtime as the No. 14-ranked St. Thomas
men's hockey team (10-3-2 overall, 5-1-1 MIAC) remained atop the conference standings with Friday night's 2-1 victory over Hamline (6-9-1, 3-4) in Mendota Heights.
Riley Horgan and Chris Cass each had two assists for the Tommies, who have won four in a row. Horgan now has 14 assists in 12 games to rank among the national leaders.
It was UST's second overtime win over Hamline in five weeks. Cass scored 1:42 into overtme back on Dec. 9 as St. Thomas won a 3-2 non-conference decision on the Pipers' home ice.
UST freshman Drew Fielding stopped 26 of 27 shots in his second college game. The Tommies, who outshot Hamline 42-27, had no power-play opportunities and managed to kill off all three Hamline power plays. Beau Christian stopped 40 of 42 shots for Hamline.
The host Tommies took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on Philipp's earlier goal. Hamline tied the score 1-1 with 5:57 left in regulation on Cam Stowers' goal.
St. Thomas took an interference penalty with 2:07 to go in regulation but killed off the 2:00 penalty to get to overtime.
The teams play again Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Pipers' home ice in Vadnais Heights.