MIAC Men's Hockey Showcase wraps up with three games on Sunday

Noah Parker posted his second straight 20-plus save performance on Sunday.
Noah Parker posted his second straight 20-plus save performance on Sunday.

BLAINE, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) put the finishing touches on its Men's Hockey Showcase at Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. on Sunday afternoon. Six teams competed in their second games of the season, with Concordia, St. Olaf, and Saint John's emerging with victories in the non-conference action.

Senior forward Mario Bianchi followed up his two-goal game on Saturday with a hat trick on Sunday to lead Concordia (2-0-0) to a 3-0 victory over Gustavus (1-1-0). All three of Bianchi's scores came in the second period. Tyler Bossert was credited with an assist on each of the scores, while Tanner Breidenbach contributed on the first goal and Aaron Herdt played a role in the second two. Goalie Jacob Stephan put forth a marvelous effort for Concordia as well, stopping a whopping 42 Gustie shots in 60 minutes between the pipes.

ST. OLAF 3, HAMLINE 2 | Box Score |
St. Olaf (1-1-0) earned its first win of the young season with a 3-2 victory over Hamline (0-2-0). Three different Oles scored in the game, while goalie Noah Parker posted his second straight 20-plus save performance. Mitch Hall got the scoring started 5:46 into the contest to put the Pipers on the board first; however, Kyle Rimbach's goal seven seconds before the end of the period sent the teams to intermission in a 1-1 tie. The Oles scored two goals within the first three minutes of the second period to go ahead for good, though a Bailey Martin goal at the 12-minute mark in the second brought Hamline within one and kept things tense for the rest of the game.

SAINT JOHN'S 6, BETHEL 1 | Box Score |
Junior forward Brady Heppner scored two unassisted goals as Saint John's (1-1-0) topped Bethel (0-2-0), 6-1, in the final MIAC matchup of the weekend. Adam Marty got the Royals on the board first with a goal just over nine minutes into the first period, but it was all SJU after that. The Johnnies scored once in the first, three times in the second, and twice in the third to earn their first win of the season.

Friday, Oct. 26
Game 1: Augsburg 3, St. Olaf 0 | Box Score |
Game 2: St. Thomas 3, Saint John's 2 | Box Score |
Game 3: Gustavus 3, Saint Mary's 1 | Box Score |

Saturday, Oct. 27
Game 4: St. Thomas 5, Bethel 4 | Box Score |
Game 5: Concordia 4, Saint Mary's 3 (OT) | Box Score |
Game 6: Augsburg 5, Hamline 3 | Box Score |

Sunday, Oct. 28
Game 7: Concordia 3, Gustavus 0 | Box Score |
Game 8: St. Olaf 3, Hamline 2 | Box Score |
Game 9: Saint John's vs. Bethel | Box Score |

*The second team listed will be the "home" team and will wear white