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Sat. Wrap: Unbeaten January so far for Hockey, Hoops teams

Sat. Wrap: Unbeaten January so far for Hockey, Hoops teams

St. Thomas hockey and basketball teams went 3-0-1 on Saturday to cap a 7-0-2 week and continue an unbeaten stretch this month for the four Tommie teams:

  • Men's Hockey (11-4-4 season, 5-1-4 MIAC) held off second-place Concordia 5-4 and moved into third place in the conference;
  • No. 2-ranked Women's Hockey (16-0-2, 10-0-2) tied Concordia in overtime 1-1 in Moorhead and extended its unbeaten streak to 31 games;
  • No. 5-ranked Women's Basketball (18-1, 12-0) cruised to a road win at Carleton and broke a conference record with with 66th consecutive win against MIAC opponents;
  • No. 7-ranked Men's Basketball (17-1, 13-0) won by 27 points at Carleton to run its win streak to 17 games.

Tommie hockey and basketball teams have a combined 40-1-6 record in conference play this winter, and a 28-0-4 January record.

 

Men's Hockey

St. Thomas posted a four-point weekend with Saturday afternoon's 5-4 home-ice defeat of Concordia-Moorhead.The teams tied 1-1 in overtime Friday with the Cobbers getting two points in the standings with a shootout win.

St. Thomas received five goals from five different skaters as they pushed their unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3). They need one win or tie to secure the program's 37th consecutive winning season.

The last 11 Tommie-Cobber men's hockey contests included two ties and eight other games decided by one goal.

John Peterson and Cullen Willox each had a goal and two assists. Brett Gravelle, Jack Christensen and Elijah Latimer also scored goals.

Cam Burggrabe stopped 28 of 32 shots and stayed unbeaten (8-0-3).

 

Women's Hockey

No. 2-ranked St. Thomas posted a three-point weekend and stayed in the MIAC lead with Saturday afternoon's 1-1 tie at Concordia-Moorhead. St. Thomas pushed its unbeaten streak to 31 games (24-0-7).

Tommie freshman Anna Solheim scored midway through the first period for a 1-0 lead. The Cobbers scored a power-play goal 8:00 into the final period to tie.

Kenzie Torpy stopped 16 of 17 shots over 65:00 for the Purple, who hold a two-point lead on Hamline with six MIAC games left. The Pipers tied Bethel 4-4 on Saturday.

 

Men's Basketball

Elijah Hannah and Tom Madison each scored 14 points off the bench to lead No. 7-ranked St. Thomas to a 72-45 win at Carleton in MIAC men's basketball play in Northfield.

The Tommies had only six turnovers, had a 38-11 advantage in  bench points, and made eight 3-point baskets. They pushed their win streak to 17 games -- the program's best in 10 seasons.

Connor Bair added 10 points and five boards.

The Toms are 9-0 in January, including five victories over the last 11 days. They close the month Wednesday at home against Macalester.