Parker, Rimbach lead men's hockey to OT win in Superior

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SUPERIOR, Wis. – Junior Kyle Rimbach scored a power-play goal at 2:13 of overtime and classmate Noah Parker made 51 saves for the St. Olaf College men's hockey team in a 3-2 victory over UW-Superior on Saturday night at Wessman Arena.
 
After Parker's play kept St. Olaf (3-2-1) in the game despite the Oles being heavily outshot by UW-Superior (1-4-1), senior Caleb Callaway scored a late shorthanded goal to force overtime and Rimbach won it on the man advantage in the extra session. Parker's 51 saves were tied for the sixth-highest single-game total for an Ole goaltender since 2001. St. Olaf's 3-2-1 start is its best six-game start to a season since 2011-12 (3-1-2).
 
The 51 stops matched Jude Hull's total from a 4-2 loss to Saint John's on Nov. 18, 2017 for the most by a St. Olaf netminder since Nick Krauss also had 51 at UW-River Falls on Nov. 7, 2008. The Oles have now won four of the last six meetings with the Yellowjackets since 2011 after being winless (0-7-1) in the first eight contests between the two programs.
 
UW-Superior outshot St. Olaf by a 53-20 margin in the game, including a 22-6 mark in the opening period, but carried just a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a power-play goal by Chad Lopez at 11:48 of the period.
 
The Yellowjackets continued to pepper Parker in the second, firing 21 of the period's 26 shots on goal, and doubled their lead on an Andrew Durham goal at 5:27. Troy York set up Durham's goal shortly after hitting the post himself.
 
St. Olaf got back into the game at 14:55 of the second period on junior Josh Radtke's first-career goal, an unassisted tally that came shortly after an Ole power play expired. First-year Mitch Dolter won a faceoff before Radtke picked up a loose puck in the left circle and fired it high stick-side on Cole Skinner to make it a 2-1 game.
 
The Oles killed off a pair of penalties in the first half of the third period and took another one with 2:37 remaining, positioning the Yellowjackets to be able to run down the clock with the one-goal lead. Despite being down a skater, St. Olaf tied the game with a shorthanded goal, as junior Roshen Jaswal fed a long pass ahead to a streaking Callaway, who beat Skinner short-side to knot it up at 2-2.
 
York had a chance to win it for UW-Superior inside the final 30 seconds but missed the net in a one-one-one with Parker. The Yellowjackets were made to pay for taking a penalty 42 seconds into overtime, as Rimbach put home a rebound off a shot by senior Tobias Gabrielsen at 2:13 to win it for the Oles.
 
St. Olaf returns to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) play on Saturday, Nov. 17 by hosting Saint John's University at 7:30 p.m. at Northfield Ice Arena.

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