Cyclone Hockey nabs shutout win over Ohio


Kara Denner/ Iowa State Daily

The Iowa State hockey team played Missouri State Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

Zach Martin

ATHENS, Ohio – If there was one thing missing on the Cyclone Hockey resume, it was a signature win.

It defeated top-20 opponents Missouri State and Jamestown, but it had yet to defeat a fellow top-10 team.

The Cyclones accomplished that Saturday.

Seventh-ranked Cyclone Hockey, one night after giving up four first period goals to sixth-ranked Ohio, shut them out in a 2-0 win inside the Bird Arena.

It’s the first win of CSCHL conference play for the Cyclones (7-5, 1-3 CSCHL).

Freshman Ray Zimmerman continued his solid play with a goal in the first period to give Cyclone Hockey an early 1-0 advantage.

Both teams had ample chances in the opening 40 minutes.

The Cyclones and Bobcats combined for six penalties, but neither side could find the back of the net with a man advantage.

In the final two minutes of the third period, Cyclone Hockey connected on the dagger to salvage a split on the road.

Senior goalie Nikita Kozak finished with his third clean sheet of the season.

The Cyclones will hit the road again next weekend for a series with another top-10 opponent, Central Oklahoma. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m.