Hockey starts tournament with win over St. Louis
Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 00:03
Utah State’s club hockey team started its bid for a national championship with a win over host-school St. Louis by a final score of 5-4 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament.
The Aggies started out slow and were down 2-0 in the first period before captain Brian Gibbons put the Aggies on the board. Forward Chris Videto tied the game at two later in the first.
The Billikens scored again to take a 3-2 lead, but it was the last time the home team would have a lead. Freshman defenseman Shaun Gibbons tied the game, and senior forward Matt Hamilton gave USU its first lead of the night.
Saint Louis scored one final time to tie the game at four before forward Cooper Limb found the back of the net for the game-winner.
Utah State faces off against Bowling Green University for game two of the pool play portion of the tournament Friday at 5 p.m. MDT.