Players to watch in Cyclone Hockey’s matchup

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Freshman Zack Johnson made the first goal of the game on Sept. 26. The Cyclones beat HC Harbin, a team visiting from China, 8-0. 

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Cyclone Hockey takes on the Indiana Tech Warriors to try to end a three game losing streak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Here are three players to look out for from each side.

Cyclones

1. Zack Johnson, forward: If anyone can get the Cyclones out of their recent offensive struggles, it’s Johnson. Being the team leader in goals and points, he should factor into the offense on Oct. 10.

2. Eero Helanto, defenseman: Helanto was named Cyclone Player of the Week after scoring a goal over the weekend against the University of Oklahoma and for his strong defensive play. He will be a key factor in trying to shut down the Warriors offense that averages just over three goals a game.

3. Nate Percy, forward: Percy is tied for first in assists on the team and should play an integral part in the upcoming matchup.

Warriors

1. Cameron Dimmitt, forward: Dimmitt leads his team in goals and assists as a freshman. He has scored in his last three games and has a point in his last five.

2. Vaughn Clouston, forward: Clouston is one of two players on the team with an above zero plus/minus rating and will need to keep that up if he hopes to help his team to a win.

3. Hudson Sabin, defenseman: Sabin leads the team with seven blocks, something that he will have to do to turn around the poor defense of the Warriors, who have allowed 42 goals in six games.

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