Cyclone Hockey defeats Indiana 8-0 in series finale

Will Musgrove

After almost losing to unranked Indiana in a shootout last night, the Cyclone Hockey team was able to rebound in a strong way on Saturday.

The No. 7 Cyclones (25-7-2, 10-4-0 CSCHL) had trouble putting away the conference rival Hoosiers (4-11-3, 1-11-2 CSCHL) in the first game of this weekend’s series. But Iowa State was able to score almost at will in Saturday’s game, beating Indiana 8-0.

Forward Chase Rey delivered the first goal for the Cyclones early in the first period of the series finale. A goal by forward Scott Antonsen added to the Cyclones’ lead, sending the game into the second 2-0.

The second period was more of the same, as the Cyclones again struck early with a goal by forward Chris Cucullu. Some poor puck handling by Hoosiers’ goalie Jimmy Rosen allowed the Cyclones to extend their lead to four with a goal by forward Mark Huber.

The Cyclones onslaught in the second continued when forward Matt Bennett was able to put the puck in the back of the net during an ISU power play.    

Only 20 seconds in the third period, Cucullu scored again for the Cyclones. And only 25 seconds after Cucullu’s second goal of the night, the Cyclones were able to score again with a goal by forward Preston Blanek.

Forward Cory Sellers added one more goal to the Cyclones’ lead with a score late in the third.

The 8-0 Cyclones’ victory is the first shutout for goalie Scott Ismond this season. Iowa State will be on the road next weekend, Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, against Ohio.