Late heroics lift St. Thomas to MIAC sweep over Hamline

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Chris Cass scored a tie-breaking goal with 24 seconds left in regulation as the first-place Tommies (11-3-2 overall, 6-1-1 MIAC) pulled out a 5-4 win over host Hamline and completed a weekend sweep in MIAC men's hockey play Saturday night in Vadnais Heights.

The Tommies have three season wins over Hamline, all by one goal and all scored in overtime or in the final 30 seconds of regulation. Cass scored two of the goals and assisted on the third.

At the halfway point of the MIAC race, Coach Jeff Boeser's Tommies have a three-point lead over second-place Concordia-Moorhead.

Tyrone Simcoe recorded the win in goal and had 28 saves for the Toms. UST built a 4-2 lead but the Pipers scored two third-period goals to tie the game.

Five different players scored UST's five goals -- Cass, Robby Philipp, Riley Horgan, Chris Hickey and Alex Altenbernd. Cass, Philipp and Horgan all had five-point weekends.

Horgan now has 16 assists in 13 games to rank in the top 10 nationally.

St. Thomas is 12-0 in hockey and basketball over the last 11 days and remain in first place in the MIAC in men's hockey as well as men's and women's basketball.

The Toms play next weekend against St. Mary's.

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