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March 5-6 MIAC Playoffs |
Concordia  at St. Thomas
The winner of the playoff championship earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
| UST Notes | March 5 Forum Story on Bryan Howard |

by Gene McGivern, UST SID
MIAC Playoff Championship Gm 1

Friday March 5/Augsburg Arena, Minneapolis
 See also Forum Story on Friday's game |

Concordia 1, St. Thomas 1

Brock Blickre's power-play goal 20 seconds into the third period Friday night let Concordia (14-11-3) tie St. Thomas (15-11-2) in  the first game of a best-of-two series for the MIAC playoff championship at Augsburg Arena.

The Cobbers trailed 1-0 after two periods but started the third on a power play. Blickre scored off assists by Mike Gast and Jason DiMatteo.

There was no overtime due to the best-of-two format. The teams will play Saturday here at 7 p.m., with the winner claiming the championship and the MIAC's automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs, which begin March 12-13. The teams are now 1-1-2 in their last four meetings dating back to last season.

St. Thomas scored at 16:41 of the first period as Jay Barry's deflected shot (assisted by Luke Volk and Brian Bolf) beat Bryan Howard. On the game, Howard stopped 36 of 37 shots. He denied UST star Steve Aronson on a shorthanded breakaway bid with 6:30 remaining. It was the 13th time this season the Cobbers had held their opponent to two or fewer goals.

Gillard stopped 25 shots for the Toms. UST was 0-for-1 in power plays to Concordia's 1-of-4. The Cobbers had only two penaties for four minutes, and  UST had five for 10 minutes.

UST is now 6-0-1 and allowed just 13 goals in its last seven games, while Concordia is 5-3-3 in its last 11.

FIRST PERIOD:
1, St. Thomas, Barry (Volk, Bolf), 16:41.
Penalties-minutes:
Concordia 0-0, St. Thomas 1-2.

SECOND PERIOD:
No scoring.
Penalties-minutes:
Concordia 1-2, St. Thomas 2-4.

THIRD PERIOD:
1, Concordia, Blikre (Gast, Dimatteo), pp, :28.
Penalties-minutes:
Concordia 1-2, St. Thomas 2-4.

GOALIE SAVES:
Concordia (Howard) 14-10-12-36.
St. Thomas (Gillard) 8-7-10-25.
 
 
 

 Hockey Match Box Score (Final)
       Concordia College vs St. Thomas (Mar 05, 1999 at Augsburg College)

 Concordia College (14-10-3) vs. St. Thomas (15-11-2)
 Date: Mar 05, 1999  Location: Augsburg College      Arena:                     
 Attendance:450   Start time:7:05      End time:9:10      Total time:2:05    

  # Prd Time Team Typ Scored By                Assists           Visitor On Ice   Home On Ice      
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1 1st 16:41 UST  EV Jay Bany                 Luke Volk,        11,8,26,27,7     3,17,9           
                                               Brian Bolt      
  2 3rd 00:28 CC   PP Brock Blikre             Mike Gast,        9,20,16,33,17                     
                                               Jason DiMatteo  
 
                               SHOTS PER PERIOD & PLUS/MINUS
 
                         |-Shots by Prd-|                                  |-Shots by Prd-|
 ## Concordia College     1  2  3    Tot +/-       ## St. Thomas            1  2  3    Tot +/-
 -------------------------------------------       -------------------------------------------
 2  Guy Clairmont.......  0  1  0      1   0       3  Jay Bany............  1  0  0      1  +1
 5  Nick Bourdon........  1  0  0      1   0       9  Brian Bolt..........  0  0  0      0  +1
 7  Bryan Knutson.......  0  1  2      3  -1       10 Matt Cavin..........  0  0  0      0   0
 8  Mark Schiller.......  0  0  0      0  -1       15 Ryan Francis........  0  0  0      0   0
 9  Brock Blikre........  1  1  3      5   0       16 Brad Bonine.........  0  0  0      0   0
 11 Paul Thacker........  0  0  0      0  -1       17 Luke Volk...........  0  0  0      0  +1
 12 Derek Selch.........  0  0  0      0   0       TM TEAM................ 14 10 12     36   0
 14 Travis Rybchinski...  0  0  0      0   0          Totals.............. 15 10 12     37  +3
 16 Jason DiMatteo......  0  0  0      0   0       
 17 Kori Pearson........  0  2  0      2   0       
 19 Mike Guertin........  2  0  0      2   0       
 20 Mike Gast...........  0  1  2      3   0       
 21 Ken Putt............  1  0  0      1   0       
 24 Erik Nilsen.........  0  0  0      0   0       
 26 Brent Kuehne........  2  0  1      3  -1       
 27 Corey Rupp..........  1  0  1      2  -1       
 33 Rob Gramer..........  0  0  2      2   0       
 55 Brady Burgess.......  0  1  0      1   0       
    Totals..............  8  7 11     26  -5       
                                                   
 Goals by Period
 Team   1  2  3  Tot
 -------------------
 CC     0  0  1 -  1
 UST    1  0  0 -  1
 
 Shots by Period
 Team   1  2  3  Tot
 -------------------
 CC     8  7 11 - 26
 UST   15 10 12 - 37
 
 Power Play G-Att (Shots)
 Prd      CC          UST     
 -----------------------------
 1st    0-1 (0)     0-0 (0)   
 2nd    0-2 (0)     0-1 (0)   
 3rd    1-1 (1)     0-0 (0)   
 Total  1-4 (1)     0-1 (0)   
 
 Penalties/Minutes by Prd
 Prd      CC        UST   
 -------------------------
 1st      0/0       1/2   
 2nd      1/2       2/4   
 3rd      1/2       2/4   
 Total    2/4       5/10  
 

                                                             GOALTENDERS
 
 Concordia College       Dec  MIN  GA EN   1  2  3 Svs
 -----------------------------------------------------
 29 Bryan Howard........  T  60:00  1  0  14 10 12  36
 
 St. Thomas              Dec  MIN  GA EN   1  2  3 Svs
 -----------------------------------------------------
 1  Tavis Gillard.......  T  60:00  1  0   8  7 10  25
 

                                                           PENALTY SUMMARY
 
 Prd Player               Team Min Offense              Time       Prd Player               Team Min Offense              Time 
 ------------------------------------------------------------      ------------------------------------------------------------
 1st Luke Volk            UST    2 INTERFERENCE         19:28 PP   3rd Brad Bonine          UST    2 HOOKING              04:54   
 2nd Mike Gast            CC     2 HOOKING              01:09      3rd Erik Nilsen          CC     2 HOOKING              04:54   
 2nd Ryan Francis         UST    2 INTERFERENCE         08:52 PP   3rd Matt Cavin           UST    2 INTERFERENCE         11:58 PP
 2nd Brian Bolt           UST    2 HIGH STICKING        20:00 PP  
 
 THREE STARS: 1. Bryan Howard          2. Tavis Gillard         3. Brock Blikre          
 Referee:Joe DeLeon Linesmen:Pat Pfau; Gary Larsen

                          Hockey Match Summary (Final)
       Concordia College vs St. Thomas (Mar 05, 1999 at Augsburg College)

 Concordia College - Faceoffs
 
 ## Player                W  L 
 ------------------------------
 20 Mike Gast            14  3 
 55 Brady Burgess         9  7 
 8  Mark Schiller         8  6 
 12 Derek Selch           3  1 
 21 Ken Putt              1  0 
 14 Travis Rybchinski     1  0 
 26 Brent Kuehne          0  1 
    Totals.........      36 18 
 
 St. Thomas - Faceoffs
 
 ## Player                W  L 
 ------------------------------
 TM TEAM                 18 36 
    Totals.........      18 36 
 


 Concordia College - Power Play Summary
 
 Prd Start  End  Elapse Shots (Opp)
 ----------------------------------
 1st 19:28 01:09  01:41     0     0
 2nd 08:52 10:52  02:00     0     0
 2nd 20:00 00:28  00:28     1     0 PPG
 3rd 11:58 13:58  02:00     0     0
 SUMMARY: 4 opps, 1 shots, 1 goals, time 06:09
 
 St. Thomas - Power Play Summary
 
 Prd Start  End  Elapse Shots (Opp)
 ----------------------------------
 2nd 01:28 03:09  01:41     0     0
 SUMMARY: 1 opps, 0 shots, 0 goals, time 01:41
 


 Concordia College - Shootout Summary
 
 Team     Shooter              Result
 ------------------------------------
 
 St. Thomas - Shootout Summary
 
 Team     Shooter              Result
 ------------------------------------
 



Hockey Match Summary




                          Hockey Match Summary (Final)
       Concordia College vs St. Thomas (Mar 05, 1999 at Augsburg College)

 Concordia College (14-10-3) vs. St. Thomas (15-11-2)
 Date: Mar 05, 1999  Location: Augsburg College      Arena:                     
 Attendance:450   Start time:7:05      End time:9:10      Total time:2:05    

 Goals by Period       1  2  3  Tot
 ----------------------------------
 Concordia College...  0  0  1 -  1
 St. Thomas..........  1  0  0 -  1
 
   1st period - 1, UST, Jay Bany (Luke Volk, Brian Bolt) 16:41. 
Penalties - Luke Volk, UST (INTERFERENCE) 19:28.

   2nd period - Penalties - Mike Gast, CC (HOOKING) 01:09; Ryan
Francis, UST (INTERFERENCE) 08:52; Brian Bolt, UST (HIGH STICKING)
20:00.

   3rd period - 2, CC, Brock Blikre (Mike Gast, Jason DiMatteo) 00:28
(pp). Penalties - Brad Bonine, UST (HOOKING) 04:54; Erik Nilsen, CC
(HOOKING) 04:54; Matt Cavin, UST (INTERFERENCE) 11:58.

   Shots on goal - CC 8-7-11-26; UST 15-10-12-37.

   Power plays - CC 1 of 4; UST 0 of 1.

   Goalies - CC, Bryan Howard (37 shots-36 saves); UST, Tavis Gillard
(26-25).

   Referee: Joe DeLeon. Linesman: Pat Pfau, Gary Larsen.

   A-450 T-2:05

 

 
 
 
 

Playoff format. This is not a total goals series. If the two teams are tied after the two games of the series, (a win each or two ties), there will be a 15 minute minigame to settle the series winner. If it is still tied after that minigame period, the teams will go into a sudden death period to settle the series. There is no "overtime."



UST Men's Hockey Notes/March 1
By Gene McGivern, UST SID

*UST made the MIAC men's hockey playoffs for the 14th time in the 14-year history of the format. The top-seeded Toms beat Augsburg 4-3 and 4-1 this weekend to reach the finals for the 13th time in 14 seasons. However, UST has only won three of the previous 12 playoff championships.  *UST hosts Concordia Friday and Saturday in the finals (best-of-2 series).

The games will be played at Augsburg Arena on the Auggie campus in Mpls (I-94 & Riverside exit). (UST's home ice at Fairgrounds Coliseum unavailable). Both games will start at 7 p.m. UST and the Cobbers split a series in St. Paul back on Nov. 13-14. The Toms won 4-1 then lost 4-3 in the second game after falling behind 4-0. UST is 19-2-1 in the last 22 meetings with Concordia, although they are 1-1-1 in the last three games. The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Moorhed last February in a game where the Toms played without All-American Steve Aronson.

*The playoff champion gets a berth into the NCAA playoffs which begin March 12-13. UST has made the NCAA playoffs seven times but has no berths since 1994.

*The Toms, who played one of the toughest schedules in the nation, are 2-7 vs. non-conference teams. UST had the bye for the MIAC Thanksgiving tourney last November. They played at Alabama-Huntsville (lost 6-4 and 7-2); lost twice to UW-Superior 7-0 and 4-0; lost 5-4 to UW-Stout; lost 7-4 to UW-Stevens Point; split with Bemidji State (5-4 loss 4-3 OT win); and beat UW-River Falls 4-3.

*The Toms played 10 one-goal games (6-4).

*The Toms were swept by St. John's 5-2 and 7-2 Feb. 5-6 -- the first time they were swept in an MIAC regular-season series in 16 seasons, covering 126 series. They stood 9-11-1 after those defeats and were in danger of finishing .500 or sub-.500 for the first time since 1981-82. But they won their last four games to claim the MIAC title -- sweeping St. Olaf (2-1 and 6-3) and sweeping Augsburg (7-3 and 2-1). The MIAC crown was the school's ninth in the last 11 seasons.

*The Toms' sweep of Augsburg Feb. 27-28 let them climb to 15-11-1 on the season. In the process they clinched the school's 17th consecutive winning season and clinched the 29th consecutive winning season for Coach Terry Skrypek. Skrypek has never had a losing season in coaching. He was 325-42-2 in 17 years at Hill-Murray HS (12 state tourney berths) and is 222-106-19 in 12 seasons at UST.

*UST junior Steve Aronson, a first-team All-American last year, scored six points in the playoff sweep of Augsburg and had 13 points in the four wins over the Auggies over the last nine days. The MIAC Player of the Year candidate won the MIAC scoring title with 35 points in 16 games (he was second last season behind teammate Brian Bolf).

Aronson has 146 career points and is on pace to become  just the third UST player to score 200 career points. He was named MIAC Player of the Week and Division III National Player of the Week by US Hockey Online last week after scoring seven points in the Feb. 20-21 sweep of Augsburg. Aronson has 20
goals and 33 assists in 27 games.

*UST junior goalie Tavis Gillard has been in net throughout the Toms' current six-game winning streak, and he allowed just 12 goals in that span. In MIAC regular-season games, Gillard led the conference in wins (9) and was second in GAA and save %

*UST junior Brian Bolf has 17 goals and 26 assists in 27 games and now has 100 career points. He tied for second in MIAC scoring at 31 points after winning the scoring title in 1997-98 with 37 points.

1998-99 University of St. Thomas Hockey Schedule
Date                    Opponent                                Site
Time/Res.
Tues. Nov. 10   UW-Stout                                Menomonie L, 4-5
Fri. Nov. 13            Concordia-MH                    Home W, 5-2
Sat. Nov. 14            Concordia-MH                    Home L, 3-4
Sat. Nov. 28            Bemidji State                   Bemidji         L, 4-5
Sun. Nov. 29            Bemidji State                   Bemidji W, 4-3 OT
Fri. Dec. 4             Gustavus                                St. Peter L, 3-4
Sat. Dec. 5             Gustavus                                Home W, 3-0
Tues. Dec. 8            UW-Superior                             Superior, Wis.    L, 0-7
Fri. Dec. 11            Bethel                                  Home W, 5-2
Sat. Dec. 12            Bethel                                  U of M W, 7-2
Tues. Dec. 29   UW-River Falls                  M'wood/Aldrich          W, 4-3
Wed. Dec. 30    UW-Stevens Point                        M'wood/Aldrich L, 4-7
Fri. Jan. 8             St. Mary's                              Winona T, 6-6 OT
Sat. Jan. 9             St. Mary's                              Home W, 3-2
Tues. Jan. 12   UW-Superior                             Home L, 0-4
Fri. Jan. 15            Hamline                         Coliseum W, 9-2
Sat. Jan. 16            Hamline                         Home W, 10-0
S-S Jan. 23-24  U. Ala.-Huntsville                      Huntsville, Ala. L, 4-6; L, 2-7
Fri. Feb. 5             St. John's                              Home L, 2-5
Sat. Feb. 6             St. John's                              Collegeville L, 2-7
Fri. Feb. 12            St. Olaf                                St. Peter W, 2-1
Sat. Feb. 13            St. Olaf                                Home W, 6-3
Sat. Feb. 20            Augsburg                                Minneapolis  W, 7-3
Sun. Feb. 21            Augsburg                                Home W, 2-1
Sat. Feb. 26            Playoff Semis/Augsburg                  Home W, 4-3
Sun. Feb. 27            Playoff Semis/Augsburg                  Home W, 4-1
F-S Mar. 5-6            Playoff Finals /Concordia       Augsburg 7 p.m.
                        Playoff Fianls/Concordia                Augsburg 7 p.m.

1998-99 UST Scoring Leaders/27 games

Player            G      A     PTS
23-Steve Aronson 20     33      53
 9-Brian Bolf    17     26      43
21-Andy Disch    12     12      24
 7-Ryan Hartung   6     18      24
16-Brad Bonine    9     13      22
19-Joe Melquist  13      5      18
 5-Ryan Francis   7      9      16
12-Dan Pavel      5      8      13
10-Matt Caven     5      6      11
 4-Mike McMahon   1     10      11
11-Josh Edwards   0      7       7
17-Luke Volk      1      6       7
 3-Jay Barry      4      2       6
24-Ben Stauffer   6      0       6
20-Eric Darwitz   2      2       4
 8-Brad Davis     0      4       4

Totals                  109     163     272
Foes                    95

Goalkeeping        Gm-Mn   GA/GAA   SV/Sv%    W-L-T
1-Tavis Gillard    21-1218 70/3.45  518/.881 12-6-1
30-Jason Rysdon     7-313  23/4.41  143/.861  3-3-0
    Mat Gershater   2-35    5/8.57   14/.737  0-2-0
    Bob Goedeker    1-7     0/0.00    3/1.000 0-0-0



 

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