High-Scoring Shootout Goes Way of Gophers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Freshman Nate Condon had two goals and three assists and Jacob Cepis added a goal and three assists as Minnesota rolled to a 9-4 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Colorado College on Saturday.
Zach Budish added a goal and an assist, giving the Gophers’ second line 11 points and Minnesota (5-3-0, 3-3-0) a road sweep of a weekend series with the Tigers. The line had four goals coming into the game.
“It takes time to develop chemistry on a line,” Condon said. “We were just lucky enough to get those goals tonight.”
Minnesota has won three straight games after losing three in a row. The Gophers also beat the Tigers 4-1 on Friday. Minnesota outshot Colorado College 44-28. It had 17 shots on goal in each of the last two periods.
“It’s something you can’t really predict,” said defenseman Cade Fairchild, who had a goal and two assists. “Sometimes bounces don’t go your way.”
Colorado College goalie Joe Howe gave up three goals on 10 shots in the first period and was replaced in the second by Josh Thorimbert. Howe made 12 saves and Thorimbert 23.
Minnesota led 3-2 after one period and went up 7-4 heading into the third. Jaden Schwartz scored two goals for the Tigers. Rylan Schwartz and Andrew Hamburg assisted on two goals each.
Tom Serratore had a goal and assist for the Gophers. Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson had 24 stops.