Concordia freshman Pat Deitz had a goal and an assist and had six shots on goal in the Cobbers' 7-2 loss at St. John's on Saturday.


Courtesy of, Release: January 30, 2010


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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (1/30/10)-- Concordia gave up two goals in the first 7:10 of play against St. John's on Saturday, were down 4-0 after one period and wound up losing to the Johnnies 7-2 in St. Cloud. Despite being outscored by five, the Cobbers outshot SJU 39-28.

The loss knocks the Cobbers out of fourth place in the league standings and pushes them to 4-4-3 in league play. CC is now in fifth place in the MIAC, only one point behind St. Thomas.

The game never got on track for Concordia. It was one of those "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong" games. St. John's scored just 2:30 into the opening period. That goal set the tone for the rest of the game. The Johnnies would be opportunistic with their chances while the Cobbers could never get a quality chance past SJU netminder Stu Van Ess.

SJU then added goals at 7:10, 17:51 and 19:16 of the first frame to take a 4-0 lead into the break. The goal in the final minute of play was the back breaker. Instead of trying to regroup with only a three-goal deficit, Concordia headed into the break down 4-0 and fully discouraged.

The Cobbbers would pick up the only goal in the second period. Nick Thielen notched his team-leading 10th goal of the season at 13:27. The even-strength goal was assisted by Aaron Wheeler and Pat Dietz. All three would have a hand in both CC goals.

St. John's (6-9-3/2-6-1 MIAC) then exploded at the start of the third period by scoring three goals in the first nine minutes of play and putting the game out of reach. Concordia was able to get one goal back in the final five minutes of the game. Dietz scored on the power play at 16:18. Dietz' seventh goal of the year was assisted by Thielen and Wheeler.

Jacob Vatnsdal made 21 saves in the game. Van Ess stopped 37 shots and collected his fourth win of the year.

Concordia will look for the series split when the two teams meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the St. Cloud Sports Center.