Game recap

Heartbreak at home: Tommies fall to Mavericks in OT, drop out of first place

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — For the first time in its short span in Division I, the St. Thomas men’s hockey team had a first place fight in its home rink, but the Tommies couldn’t deliver a knockout blow. Heading into Friday night’s battle with Minnesota State, the Tommies were tied for first …

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An early Christmas present: Tommies rally to beat rival Mavericks

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — For the first two periods Saturday, the St. Thomas men’s hockey team was having a frustrating night.   The Tommies were clearly keeping up with rival Minnesota State, both in terms of physicality and pace of play, but they couldn’t find any good looks to solve Mavericks goalie Keenan …

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A bad batch of leftovers: Tommies win streak ends at five with loss to Lakers

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The St. Thomas men’s hockey team may not have had a Thanksgiving hangover during its win Friday night, but it suffered some delayed indigestion Saturday against Lake Superior State.  The Lakers scored three goals in the first period and that’s all they needed as they earned a 3-1 victory …

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No holiday hangover: Tommies feast on Lakers, get 5th win in a row

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Sometimes teams can be a little slow out of the gates coming off a bye week, but that definitely wasn’t the case for the St. Thomas men’s hockey squad Friday against Lake Superior State.   Instead of being hungover from the Thanksgiving holiday, the Tommies stayed hungry and …

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Saturday Night Surge: Manning nets two goals, Tommies sweep Wildcats

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — For the first month of the season, the second game of a series has been a problem for the St. Thomas men’s hockey team as the Tommies had been shut out on three of the previous four Saturdays heading into this weekend’s series with Northern Michigan.  The Tommies’ …

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Rediscovering their identity: Wahlin scores twice, Tommies top Wildcats

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — After getting swept last weekend at Bemidji State, St. Thomas men’s hockey coach Rico Blasi talked earlier this week about his team needing to play to its identity heading into Friday’s game against Northern Michigan.   The Tommies clearly listened to him as they took an early 2-0 lead …

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Hot Hand Luc: Laylin’s big goal helps Tommies slay Lions

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Friday night, the St. Thomas men’s hockey team had an impressive offensive performance as the Tommies fired a school Division I record 63 shots on net, but despite that, they only managed a tie against Lindenwood.   On Saturday, the Tommies only had 38 shots, but that amount …

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Missed Opportunities: Tommies heavily outshoot Lions, but finish with tie

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Hockey can be a funny game. Sometimes a team can heavily outshoot its opponent, but not emerge victorious. The St. Thomas men’s hockey squad was in that situation Friday night as it dominated Lindenwood 63-25 on the shot chart, but the Tommies couldn’t maintain any of their leads and …

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