MINNEAPOLIS — Senior captain Mike Jackson notched his first career hat trick, scoring three goals as Augsburg claimed a 7-2 victory over St. Mary’s in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game Friday night at the Augsburg Ice Arena.
Using a four-goal second period, Augsburg broke the game wide open as it improved to 9-9-2 overall and 6-4-1 in conference play, winning its third game in a row and fourth in its last five contests. St. Mary’s dropped to 7-10-3 overall and 2-6-3 in league play. The teams complete their two-game MIAC series Saturday night at 7:05 at the SMU Ice Arena in Winona, Minn.
Jackson scored two of his goals in the second-period barrage, including a power-play goal, then added his third goal one minute into the third stanza. Joe Johnson, Jaro Cesky and Jeff Arndt also scored Auggie goals, with Matt Krengel adding his first career scoring tally with the Auggies’ last goal of the game in the third period.
Johnson added three assists for a four-point night for the Auggies, while Arndt and Cesky had two-point nights, each adding an assist. Andy Ness had three assists in the game.
St. Mary’s scored both of its goals on power-play tallies from Jason Fillipp, one late in the first period and the other midway through the second.
The Cardinals outshot the Auggies by a 41-37 margin. Auggie goalie Ryan McIntosh made 39 saves to record the victory, while St. Mary’s used two goalies in a losing effort. Eric Richardson lasted a period and a half before being relieved by Dan Byron.