Sophomore Marc Harrie scored the lone goal in the Cobbers' 1-1 OT tie at St. John's on Sunday. CC is now 4-4-4 in the MIAC.
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Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 31, 2010
Opponent's Website: St. John's Men's Hockey
MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Hockey
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (1/31/10)-- The good news for Concordia on Sunday against St. John's - less than 24 hours after allowing seven goals to SJU, the Cobbers conceded only one goal in 65 minutes of play. The bad news - CC only managed one goal and had to settle for a 1-1 tie.
The tie pushes Concordia to the top of the Brett Favre Fan Club. The tie is the fourth of the year for the Cobbers and makes CC's conference record look like the combined roster for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. The Cobbers are now 4-4-4 in the MIAC and tied for 4th place. The four conference ties are the most in program history and tied for the most by any conference team in league history.
The game on Sunday in St. Cloud was about as even as two teams could possibly be. The shots on goal were only one apart. Both teams took six minor penalties in the game. Both teams scored in the first period and then played the final 45 minutes without getting on the board.
Concordia got on the board first in the opening period of play. The Cobbers scored at 6:25 when Marc Harrie converted on the power play. Harrie's sixth goal of the year was assisted by Erick Galt and Pat Dietz. For Dietz it was his third point of the weekend as he had a hand in all
three CC goals vs. SJU.
The Johnnies tied the game at the back end of the period when Grant Ellena scored at 15:02.
The two teams would then battle through the second and third periods without scoring another goal. The Johnnies had the better of the play in the third period and outshot the Cobbers 10-7 in the final 20 minutes of regulation. Concordia turned the table in the OT session by outshooting SJU 4-2.
Jared Collen led Concordia in shots for the day. He posted a game-high six shots on goal. Harrie had five and Galt added four as the three combined for 15 of the team's 26 total shots.
Cobber freshman goalie Jacob Vatnsdal recovered from Saturday night's outing and stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced. St. John's goalie Stu Van Ess made 25 saves and earned a win and a tie in the series.
Concordia will stay on the road when they play at Gustavus on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 6. The Cobbers have two conference series remaining in the regular season and face the top two teams in the MIAC.