The Concordian Sports January 26, 1996

Concordia hockey loses to Augsburg

by Josh Buchholz

Sports writer

It was a weekend of extremes for the Cobber hockey team.

They were swept by Augsburg in the two game series played last Friday and Saturday, in two completely different games.

Friday night's game belonged to the Auggies from the onset. Peter Alexander got the visitors on the board only 1:49 into the game, when he beat Cobber goalie Peter Hamilton. Concordia's Greg Salvevold, a junior, tied the game at 5:34 in the first period when he notched his tenth goal of the year.

After that point, the game completely belonged to Augsburg. The Auggies rattled off nine straight goals enroute to victory. They tallied four goals in the first period, four in the second and two in the third period.

The score could have been uglier if the Cobbers wouldn't have gotten two goals in the final minute of the game to make the score 10-3. Freshman Rory Kortan scored the second Concordia goal, with assists from brother Ryan Kortan, a junior, and Brekke. Ryan Kortan scored the final goal with five seconds to play, with assists going to Chris Thomes and Ryan Johnson.

Concordia only managed 21 shots on net, compared to 56 forAugsburg.

Saturday's game proved to be a much different affair, but the results were the same none the less. Salvevold once again opened the scoring for the Cobbers, scoring on assists from junior Matt Fabian and freshman Paul Bender, giving Concordia a 1-0 lead.

Ryan Kortan gave the Cobs a two goal cushion with his fourth goal of the year. Augsburg and Concordia then swapped goals, and the teams went into the locker room with the Cobbers leading 3-1. Junior John Nikolou scored the third Concordia goal.

The third period turned ugly for the Cobbers, as they saw their lead, and then the game, slip away at the hands of Augsburg's Mike LeDuc. He scored four third period goals to give the Auggies the 6-4 win. Salvevold did manage to score his second goal of the game in the third period.

Concordia is now 2-12-1 overall, and 1-7-0 in the MIAC. They will travel to St. John's this weekend. They host their final home series Feb. 2-3 against St. Mary's.

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