Cyclone Hockey takes game one of series with Robert Morris

Jared Stansbury

It was a tough fought win for the Cyclone hockey team in the first of two battles with the No. 3 ranked Robert Morris Eagles on Friday night, Nov. 8.

The No. 9 Cyclones (14-2-1) were able to jump on the Eagles (10-1-1) early in the contest to the tune of three goals in the first period on their way to a 4-1 win.

It was the Eagles that struck first just over a minute into the game when Robert Chapman was able to net the puck off a pass from Gehritt Sargis.

It would not take long for the Cyclones to even the score. Eight minutes into the first period, sophomore defenseman Cory Sellers was able to put the puck into the back of the net after some pretty passing by junior Nate Percy and freshman Preston Blanek.

A little more than 20 seconds later, senior forward Jon Feavel was able to score his eleventh goal of the season off the rebound of a sophomore Jake Bruhn wrist shot to give Iowa State a 2-1 lead.

It would take four more minutes until the Cyclones struck again when sophomore forward Austin Parle scored off the assist from freshman Alex Grupe to give the Cyclones a 3-1 lead, which was the score at the end of the first period.

There was no scoring in the second period. The period was one that saw both teams spend considerable time in the penalty box. The physical period also included multiple instances where players had to be separated from each other.

Five minutes into the third period the ISU offense struck again, this time on a power play. Grupe was able to score, his second goal of the night, off the assist from Parle.

Matt Cooper picked up the win in the net for the Cyclones and saved 39/40 Eagles shots.

The Cyclones’ next action will be Saturday night against the Eagles at Ames/ISU Ice Arena.