Lindenwood completes sweep against Cyclone Hockey


Senior forward Aaron Azevedo fights for the puck in a face-off against Illinois State. Azevedo contributed multiple assists during the first game in the weekend series.

Carlyn Ward

Cyclone Hockey took on Lindenwood University this weekend in Wentzville, Missouri, suffering a 5-1 loss on Saturday night and a 7-3 loss on Sunday afternoon.

Game one

Lindenwood’s Cade Owad scored 7:19 into the first period, followed by a goal from Lindenwood’s Zach Mitchell with 3:53 left in the period. The score remained 2-0 going into the first intermission.

The shot count after the first was 23-12, in favor of Lindenwood, and that only continued in the second period. Mitchell added another goal for Lindenwood 7:34 into the second, making the score 3-0 after two periods.

Cyclone Hockey got on the board 4:15 into the third period with a goal by senior forward Aaron Azevedo. Lindenwood added two more goals to make the final score 5-1. The final shot count was 46-32 in favor of Lindenwood.

Senior goaltender Matt Goedeke stopped 41 of 46 shots in Saturday night’s outing.

Game two

Senior forward Aaron Azevedo continued his scoring against Lindenwood, getting the Cyclones on the scoresheet almost ten minutes into the first period. Lindenwood, however, scored two goals, making the score 2-1 going into the first intermission.

The second period started off much quicker than the first, with senior defenseman Kurt Halbach tying the game just 23 seconds into the period. Lindenwood then regained the lead with 15:40 remaining in the second.

Lindenwood went on to score two more even strength goals, as well as a power play goal, to extend its lead to 6-2 by the end of the second period. Junior goaltender Nikita Kozak replaced starter Matt Goedeke near the end of the period.

Lindenwood came out strong in the third, tallying another goal to make the score 7-2. Then senior forward Adam Alcott added a goal for the Cyclones, which ended up being the final goal of the game. The final score was 7-3, which completed the sweep for Lindenwood.