Auggie Hockey Teams Back on the Ice

Greg Miller, staff writer

After 19 days without a game due to COVID-19 restrictions, both hockey teams played again on Feb. 25, with the men taking on St. John’s while the women played Gustavus.

The Auggie men’s team hit the ice in St. Cloud and quickly went down 2-0 with St. John’s scoring twice in the first three minutes. The Auggies fought back and were able to cut the deficit in half during the second period when freshman Logan Kons scored a power-play goal. Assists on the goal went to sophomores Grant Reichenbacher and Austin Koss. The second period ended with the same 2-1 scoreline. St. John’s netted a third goal within the first 30 seconds of the third period, but the Auggies fought back scoring another power-play goal this time by Reichenbacher with assists to Austin Koss and Kons. The Johnnies put one more past the Auggies and the game ended 4-2. 

Due to COVID-19, the Auggie Men’s hockey team season ended early on Sunday. The Auggies finished with 4-1 record overall and a record of 1-1 in conference play. 

The first game back for the Auggie women was against Gustavus, and after a scoreless first period, the Auggies saw themselves down 2-0 at the end of the second period. The Auggies were able to erase the deficit with two power-play goals in the third period. The first goal was scored by sophomore Jenna Gerold, her first of the season. The second goal of the period was scored by senior captain McKenna Ellena. The Auggie’s had tied it up at two each, but an overtime goal by Gustavus saw the Auggies lose 3-2.

The Auggie women were back in action two days later on Feb. 27 when they went up against St. Benedict. A goal by the Bennies within the first two minutes of the game saw the Auggies down 1-0, but sophomore Katie Flynn tied up the game a little over a minute into the second period with her first goal of the season. Neither team was able to find the decisive goal to end the game, so the Auggies walked away with a 1-1 tie. 

The Auggie women return on Saturday when they play St. Mary’s.