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Cecka scores twice, Oles beat SMU

Mike Ludwig
January 31, 2014

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Dan Cecka scored twice as St. Olaf defeated Saint Mary's University 5-1 in a MIAC men's hockey game at Northfield Ice Arena on Friday night.

Cecka had the game's first two goals, at 10:11 of the first and 1:29 of the second, each on assists from Mike Erickson. The Oles' Steven Sherman added a goal at 2:52 of the second and Mark Rath a power play goal early in the third and Peter Lindblad added insurance with his score with 3:02 left.

St. Olaf, which has won five in a row, improved to 6-3-2 in MIAC play and 8-9-3 overall.

Bobby Thompson had SMU's goal at 3:08 of the second to cut the St. Olaf lead to 3-1.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.