Concordia had their playoff hopes come to a crashing halt as they lost 3-0 at No.8-ranked Hamline on Saturday in St. Paul.

Cobber Playoff Hopes Go Blank!

Courtesy of, Release: February 20, 2010


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ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/20/10)-- Concordia's playoff hopes finally came to an end in the final regular-season game of 2009-10 as the Cobbers went 0-for-6 on the power play and lost to No.8-ranked Hamline 3-0 in St. Paul on Saturday.

Even though the Cobbers outshot the Pipers 27-25 in the game they were never able to get the critical opening goal and fell just short of the conference playoffs. Concordia finishes the year 5-15-5 overall and 4-7-5 in the MIAC. Hamline ends the regular season 16-5-4 in all games and 11-3-2 in the confernce and will be the No.2 seed for the upcoming league playoffs.

The Pipers were able to come up with one goal in each period to skate away with the win. Concordia dominated the first period but did not have a goal to show for it as they outshot Hamline 10-3. Their inability to put the Pipers on the canvas in the first 20 minutes might have cost them the game. HU scored the first goal of the game at 18:57 after the Cobbers took a 5-minute major penalty. The Pipers scored on the power play and took that momentum into the second period. The power play goal was the first time in seven games that CC had conceded a goal on the power play.

Hamline turned the tables in the second period and held a 14-5 edge in shots on goal. The Pipers once again scored late in the frame to take the wind out of the Cobbers' sails. Their second goal of the game came at the 16:36 mark and staked Hamline to a 2-0 lead heading into the final period.

The score would stay at 2-0 until the 16th minute of play. The Cobbers were staked to a five-minute major power play of their own at the 13:59 mark. During the power play, CC head coach Chris Howe pulled goalie Jacob Vatnsdal to go on a two-man advantage. The Pipers were able to hold the Cobbers off and then scored an emty-net goal at 15:34 to seal the game.

Vatnsdal made 22 saves for Concordia while Hamline goalie Beau Christian stopped 27 shots to pick up the shutout.

Concordia finishes the year with the most points in conference play for a CC team since the 2002-03 season. Their five league ties will also mark their place in the history books as they become the first MIAC in conference history to have five overtime ties in conference play.