ST. PETER, Minn. — Gustavus Adolphus upended No. 6 Milwaukee School of Engineering 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Wednesday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink.
After allowing the opening goal of the game at the 6:41 mark of the first period, the Gusties would go on to hold the Engineers scoreless for the remainder of the contest. Senior Ross Ring-Jarvi offered a quick response to MSOE’s opening tally, scoring less than two minutes later to tie the game at 1-1.
Gustavus’ special teams came up big from that point on, blanking the Raiders on five power play tries and registering the game-winner on a power play of its own when Ryan Johnson scored at the 4:00 mark of the second period.
Although he was challenged just 17 times in the game, freshman goaltender John McLean was once again the difference-maker with several key saves in the third period for the Gusties
No. 8 Gustavus advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament with the win, improving to 17-6-5 overall on the season. MSOE finishes its 2011-12 campaign with an overall record of 22-7-1.