Men's hockey: Augsburg hangs on to snap Cobbers' winning streak

The Auggies scored three-straight goals to take the lead on Friday and held off a Concordia team that was seeking its fifth-straight win.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Four Augsburg players scored goals, including three straight early in the game, and the Auggies snapped Concordia's winning streak with a 4-3 win Friday in the first game of a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series.

The Cobbers had won their last four games entering the game and took the lead when Kevin Ness scored at 7:25 of the first period on assists from Joe Harguindeguy and Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe.

But Augsburg's Jarod Blackowiak tied it 37 seconds later and Fritz Belisle made it 2-1 Auggies with a goal at 12:51 of the first. Erik Palmqvist put Augsburg up 3-1 at 4:31 of the second period.

Ness scored his second of the game at 7:19 of the second on an assist from Caden Triggs but Augsburg's Gavin Holland restored the two-goal lead at 12:45 of the second. The Cobbers' Hanson O'Leary scored at 13:15 of the second on an assist from Liam Haslam but it proved to be the last goal of the game.

The Cobbers are 6-5 in the MIAC and 9-10-1 overall. The teams play again at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

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