Cyclone Hockey sweeps Central States rival Indiana Hoosiers in weekend series

Will Musgrove

The Cyclone Hockey team traveled to Indiana to take on the Indiana in a two-game series this weekend.

The No. 5 Cyclones (13-2-1, 5-1-0 CSCHL) swept Central States Collegiate Hockey League rival Hoosiers (4-5-1, 0-5-1 CSCHL) this weekend, something that they haven’t done in three years.  

In the first game, the Hoosier took an early lead with a goal by forward Greg Rachke. Rachke put the puck in the back of the net at the 4:30 mark in the first period.

The Cyclones answered with a goal by forward J.P. Kascsak to tie the game. But in less than a minute the Hoosiers seized the lead again with a goal by Hoosiers forward Jon Siers.

Just like in the first period, a goal was scored early to start the second, but this time it was by the Cyclones, as defenseman Matt Bennett tied the game 2-2. Later in the second, the Cyclones established a two goal lead, as forward Mark Huber and Kascsak put the Cyclones up 4-2 with two quick goals.

In the final minutes of the second period, Rachke scored again for the Hoosiers, drawing them within one goal of the Cyclones.

The third period was quite by both sides until Hoosiers forward Joey Tullis scored on a plenty shot late in the period, tying the game at 4-4 and sending it into overtime.

While in overtime, a goal by ISU forward Jon Feavel was enough for the Cyclones to pull out a 5-4 overtime win against the Hoosiers.

In the second game, the Cyclones got on the board first when forward Alex Grupe hit a slap shot into the net in the first period.

The Hoosiers responded in the second period with a goal by forward Brian Butler to tie the game. But Huber soon put the Cyclones back on top with a goal of his own.

Late in the third period, Feavel added an insurance goal to lead the Cyclones to a 3-1 win over the Hoosiers.

Cyclone goalie Scott Ismond picks up the win by saving 31 of 32 shots on goal.