A Long Second Period

Freshman Tanner Okeson scored his first collegiate goal in the Cobbers' series finale at Augsburg.
Freshman Tanner Okeson scored his first collegiate goal in the Cobbers' series finale at Augsburg.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (1/21/17)--- Concordia gave up seven goals in the second period – including two shorthanded strikes – and lost 10-2 at Augsburg.

The Cobbers trailed 1-0 heading into the middle period but then allowed two shorthanded goals in the first 2:16 of play and four more in a span of 3:54 midway through the period to lose touch in the game.

The loss is the second straight to the Auggies and third overall. Concordia is now 9-7-2 in all games and 3-4-1 in the MIAC. The three points helps Augsburg move to the top of the league standings. The Auggies are 12-3-2 and 6-1-1 in the MIAC.

Concordia tied Augsburg 2-2 in the third period and only trailed 3-2 in the 40 minutes sandwiched around the nightmare second frame.

Jon Grebosky nabbed his team-leading seventh goal of the year to get the Cobbers on the board at the 1:29 mark of the third period. The even-strength goal was assisted by Zach Doerring and Blake Berg.

The Auggies would score another goal midway through the final period before freshman defenseman Tanner Okeson notched his first collegiate goal. The unassisted tall came at 17:35.

Augsburg outshot Concordia 45-30 in the game. Grebosky led CC with six shots.

The Cobbers used two goalies in the game. Sam Nelson got his second straight start in the series and went the first 51:38. He made 31 saves. Jacob Stephan played 8:32 and stopped four shots.

The game was a relatively penalty-free affair. Concordia was 0-for-2 on the power play but gave up a pair of shorthanded goals. Augsburg went 0-for-1 on their only man-advantage situation.           
 
WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will look get back in the win column when they host Gustavus on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. The Gusties are 1-11-4 on the year and are coming off a split against St. Olaf.