Colton Schmidt scored his second goal of the game 2:38 into sudden-death overtime as fourth-seed Gustavus edged top-seed St. Thomas, 4-3, in MIAC men's hockey semifinal playoff action Saturday night in Mendota Heights.
St. Thomas went ahead 3-2 on Barnes' goal with 7:54 left. But the Gusties tied the game 1:49 later.
Gustavus (12-12-3) won its second one-goal playoff game in three days. The Gusties advance to play next weekend at third-seed Augsburg in the playoff finals. The Auggies scored two late goals to stun second-seed St. John's in St. Cloud.
The top two seeds lost at home Friday in the MIAC men's basketball playoff semifinals, and the top two seeds lost at home Saturday in the MIAC men's hockey playoffs.