Men's hockey: Cobbers find stride in third period, down St. Olaf for fourth-straight win

Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe's unassisted goal was the game-winner and two empty-netters sealed the deal for Concordia on Saturday at the Moorhead Sports Center.

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MOORHEAD — Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe scored the eventual game-winner midway through the third period and Concordia completed a sweep of St. Olaf with a 5-2 win in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game on Saturday at the Moorhead Sports Center.

The Cobbers took a two-goal lead early in the first period. Kevin Ness scored on the power play at 2:43 of the first on assists from Mason Plante and Henkemeyer-Howe. Nicholas Ness made it 2-0 about three minutes later on assists from Cole O'Connell and Jaret Lalli.

But the Oles tied it late in the first on goals by Sean Walsh at 16:11 and Tyler Cooper on the power play at 18:30.

After a scoreless second period, Henkemeyer-Howe connected unassisted at 12:23 of the third, and Kevin Ness scored an empty net goal at 18:48 on an assist from Nicholas Ness. Hanson O'Leary also found an open net unassisted with nine seconds left.

Cobbers goalie Matt Fitzgerald improved to 5-1, stopping 16 of 18 shots.


With two 5-2 wins over the Oles over the weekend, the Cobbers improved to 6-4 in the MIAC and 9-9-1 overall. They have won four straight and play a pair at Augsburg beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Minneapolis.

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