St. Thomas and Gustavus have an MIAC hockey series this weekend for men and women. The men play at 7:00 tonight in Mendota Heights and 7 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter. The women play at 7 p.m. tonight in St. Peter and 2 p.m. Saturday in Mendota Heights.
Tonight's men's game will have an audio webcast by St. Thomas on MSBN channel 3 and can be accessed here:
Tonight's women's game will have live video and stats and can be accesssed here:
Saturday's men's game will have live video from Gustavus:
The Gustavus men are coming into this weekend with a conference record of 2-1-1 and an overall record of 4-3-1. Right wing senior David Martinson is currently leading the conference with point scoring 2.25 points per game. Gustavus recently split with Bethel and would like to push its win streak to three wins after this weekend.
The Tommie men are coming in to this weekend with the same conference record as Gustavus. They currently have an overall record of 4-3-2. The Tommies are hoping to bounce back after their 3-2 loss to UW-Superior. Andy Singerhouse is currently leading the team in goal scoring with four goals.
The Gustavus women are coming into this weekend with a conference record 2-0 and an overall record of 2-1-1. Their current two win streak is being fueled by Allie Schwab, who is leading the team with goals scored this season.
The Tommie women are currently tied with Gustavus and St. Catherine for first place in the MIAC with also a 2-0 record and an overalll record of 3-2-1. Senior defenseman Kristine Beese is currently leading the conference in defenseman scoring with three goals. The Tommies are coming off an impressive win by shutting out St. Ben's 5-0. The Tommies are looking forward to keeping this momentum going and after this weekend could possibly have the top spot in the conference.
This series between Gustavus and St. Thomas men and women will be the first time in six years the two teams have played against each other before the holiday season. The Gustavus and St. Thomas women have won a combined nine MIAC regular season titles. The Gustavus and St. Thomas men have combined to win 42 league titles since the MIAC was created 89 years ago. The men's and women's hockey programs at Gustavus and St. Thomas were picked to finish first and second respectively in the 2009-2010 preseason polls.