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Mosley scores OT winner for hat trick and sweep

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HOUGHTON, Mich.Ryland Mosley scored 99 seconds into overtime to complete a hat trick and lift Michigan Tech to a 4-3 victory and sweep of Augustana Saturday (Nov. 4) at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Isaac Gordon scored the first goal of the night—his fourth of the weekend—and Max Vayrynen earned his first win of the season with 26 saves.

"I don't think we played particularly well, but we got good timely goaltending, and we got a really good effort out of our top guys, especially Ryland Mosley," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "We were seconds away from defeat, but we snatched victory out of it."

The Huskies had to twice come back from a one-goal deficit. Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, Ryland Mosley scored his first of the game 8:38 after the second intermission to tie it up. Tech was on a 5-on-3 power play, and the goaltender went to cover a bounce off the boards, but Mosley poked it through him for his second of the season. Chase Pietila assisted on the goal.

Augustana retook its lead with 4:32 left in the game with a power play tally from Hayden Hennen.

Coach Shawhan added the extra attacker with 2:17 remaining. The Huskies stayed patient with possession before Chase Pietila fed Ryland Mosley for a one-timer that he blasted under the goalie to tie the game with 20.5 seconds left. Jed Pietila also assisted.

The Vikings had one really good scoring chance early in overtime that Vayrynen saved and then maintained possession for his teammates. In the offensive zone, Chase Pietila once again connected with Ryland Mosley and his shot through the pads sealed the win. Jack Works added the second assist.

"It was a good win by Jack and Chase made a good play setting a little pick on the guy. I had a lane to the net and fired it five-hole," Mosley said. "I don't remember the last time I had a hat trick. No idea."

Isaac Gordon opened the game's scoring with his fourth of the weekend 4:02 into the game. He skated the puck into the zone and fired it low glove for his fifth of the season from Max Koskipirtti.

The Vikings tied the game on the power play late in the first with a goal by Quinn Rudrud from Ryan Naumovski and Uula Ruikka.

Augustana took its first lead after Jack Jensen scored the only goal of the second period from Owen Bohn and Evan McIntyre.

Tech outshot Augustana 39-29. Max Vayrynen earned his second NCAA win after stopping eight shots in the first, 10 in the second, seven in the third, and one overtime. He had a pair of highlight-reel moments with a paddle save in the first and a big stop on a shorthanded breakaway early in the third.

The teams combined for 37 minutes of penalties. Tech was 2-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-6 on the penalty kill.

Saturday was Tadych's Marketplace Foods Kids Day and fans stuck around after the game to Skate With The Huskies.

The Huskies hit the road next weekend to begin CCHA play at Bemidji State.