Hockey splits weekend set

Jerod Bruner

After losing Friday night, the Iowa State hockey team bounced back Saturday evening to defeat the University of Michigan-Dearborn 7-2 to split the weekend series with the third-rated Wolves.

ISU dropped its first game of the physical series, 6-4, despite scoring three goals in the second period in an attempt to get back in the game.

“We definitely out hit them Friday, they just out capitalized us,” assistant coach Chuck Wight said. “I think it is just part of growing pains. When we give up some goals it seems to start snowballing for the other team.”

The Cyclones were able to get off 52 shots in Friday’s penalty-filled game as Glenn Detulleo had two goals to lead the team.

The consistent scoring leader had three goals and three assists over the weekend to lead all Cyclone scorers.

“I feel like I have a little more responsibility this year for scoring,” Detulleo said.

“When I get ready for a game, I know I need to contribute, and that is what I am trying to do,” he said.

In spite of the high number of shots over the weekend, Detulleo said the team needs to work on the quality of the shots it is taking in order to increase it’s scoring.

“Hats off to their goaltender on Friday night. If he can make that many saves, he had to be one tired guy,” Wight said. “You have to give them credit. They took advantage of their opportunities.”

Saturday, however, was a different story for the Cyclones as they capitalized on their opportunities and took the lead three minutes into the third period.

The Cyclones added four more goals for a 7-2 victory.

“Friday night was a little disappointing. They seemed to be getting all the breaks,” Detulleo said. “We stepped it up on Saturday and took more quality shots.”

Jeremy Meyer and Mike Gilbertson scored two goals only nine seconds apart after the Cyclones took the lead, putting the game out of reach in the third period.

Freshman goaltender Jake Hindermann turned away 27 shots in the Cyclone victory.

“We had everything working on all cylinders; everything was clicking Saturday night,” Hindermann said. “It is exciting for our team to play a great game against a top level team.”

The Cyclones are hoping the momentum from Saturday night’s victory will carry into this weekends contests as they travel to Kent State on Friday and Ohio University on Saturday.

“We definitely have to stay out of the penalty box this weekend and take advantage of their style of play,” Detulleo said. “We are going to have to show up ready to play because if we don’t, these two teams will stick it to us.”