St. Thomas men’s hockey

Hit and Sunk: Lakers take down undermanned Tommies in Game 1

By Ryan Stieg MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — When you’re facing an undermanned opponent, you want to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and that’s what the Lake Superior State hockey team did Friday night against St. Thomas.   With the Tommies unable to put together a full line chart to multiple injuries, …

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New season, new opponent: Tommies prepare for playoffs against Lakers 

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The CCHA playoff season has arrived, and the St. Thomas men’s hockey team is sort of limping into it.   The Tommies finished with the No. 2 seed and will host a first-round playoff series for the first time as a Division I program this weekend. However, they’re …

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Beaver dam: Bemidji State shuts down injury-riddled Tommies

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Heading into Saturday night’s game against Bemidji State, the big storyline with the St. Thomas men’s hockey team was the growing list of injuries plagueing the roster and it was evident from the start that the problem was getting worse as the Tommies couldn’t put together a full line chart. …

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Trying to keep pace: Tommies to battle Beavers in key series 

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — There are two weeks left in the regular season and the St. Thomas men’s hockey team is in rough shape. Not when it comes to the CCHA standings as the Tommies are tied for second place with Minnesota State and Bowling Green, and they’re just two points behind …

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Needing to be sharper: Tommies try to freeze hot Falcons 

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Around mid-February, races for the conference title and home ice in the playoffs heat up around the country, and this year, the St. Thomas hockey team is right in the thick of it in the CCHA. However, after their performance last weekend, the Tommies have some mixed feelings. On …

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New week, new challenge as first place Tommies head to Augustana

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — It’s early February and the St. Thomas men’s hockey team is in first place again.   After falling in a overtime heartbreaker to Minnesota State Friday, the Tommies dropped one point behind the Mavericks and into second place in the CCHA standings. However, UST rebounded Saturday thanks to …

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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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Trying to stay on top: Tommies look to remain in first place against Minnesota State

By Ryan Stieg  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — There’s a little more than a month left in the regular season and things are heating up in the CCHA standings.   The St. Thomas men’s hockey team is battling injuries and fighting through pain right now, but on the positive side, the Tommies (12-11-1, 10-6 CCHA) sit …

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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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