Cyclone Hockey gives fans offensive showcase

Iowa State Hockey player takes a breath as he stands up from being down. This was at Friday nights game against Waldorf University in the Ames ISU Ice Arena. 

Stephen Mcdaniel

Last week, Cyclone Hockey scrimmaged against itself to help determine what the team would look like. Friday night the team came together to scrimmage Waldorf University in their first game of the home-and-home stand.

Offense was the name of the game as the Cyclones placed the puck in the back of the net 12 times.

The Cyclone’s offense wasted no time getting on the board with a goal from C.J. Banser at the 18:20 mark in the first period, putting the Cyclones up 1-0.

Aaron Azevedo helped give the Cyclones a 2-0 lead after deflecting a shot from Nick Rogers.

Waldorf would respond with a goal from Kaden Hintz, cutting the Cyclones lead to 2-1.

The pace seemed to be slowed down, until a Dylan Goggin goal would put the Cyclones up 3-1. Tony Uglem give the Cyclones a 4-1 lead after scoring just over a minute later.

The Cyclones closed out the first period of play up 4-1 and had all of the momentum heading into the second period.

The Cyclone offense came out strong in the second period, putting Waldorf goalie Dominic Lamanno to work. Lamanno did a good job defending, holding the Cyclones scoreless for the first 10:28 of the second period.

Azevedo scored his second goal at the 9:32 mark that would jump start the Cyclone offense.

Uglem joined Azevedo in scoring his second goal just a minute later. Trevor Sabo would also score just a minute after Uglem’s goal, giving the Cyclones a commanding 7-1 lead.

“It always starts kind of slow,” Uglem said, “But once we started going, I think everyone started clicking and got comfortable out there and keep the pucks in the back of the net.”

Max Olsen would score a few minutes later and Dylan Goggin would score his second goal only 19 seconds after Olsen’s goal, putting the Cyclones up 9-1.

Toward the end of the second period, Jeffery Veitch would come in and replace Lamanno at goalie, hoping to slowing down the Cyclones red-hot offense.

The Cyclones held on to their 9-1 lead at the end of the second period, heading into the third period.

Despite the goalie change and a slowing pace, Sabo would score his second goal of the game at the 14:15 mark. Not too long after, Kurt Halbach would find the back of the net.

The Cyclones would end their offensive showcase with a goal from Rogers, giving the Cyclones their 12-1 lead.

While the offense dominated the game, senior goalie Matt Goedeke held up his own, only allowing one goal the entire game.

“In a way [the offense] took off some pressure,” Goedeke said, “if a couple go in, you have a little room to work with.”

“I’m glad to see it you know,” coach Jason Fairman said, “I think it’s good for the guys to get some confidence and be rewarded for their efforts.”

Uglem, Azevedo, Goggin and Sabo all led the way for the Cyclones offense, all of them scoring two goals each.

“I was actually more impressed with our veterans and how they played,” Fairman said, “I thought they played really well and I think that bodes well for our future this season.”

On Saturday, Cyclone Hockey will travel to Albert Lea, Minnesota, to play their second game of the home-and-home stand. That game will start at 7 p.m.