Cyclones hand Robert Morris 1-0 shutout


Members of the Cyclone Hockey team celebrate after their first and only goal by senior Kody Reuter Dec. 3 at the Ames Ice Arena during their game against Minot State

Allyson Werner

After last weekend’s split series against the Ohio Bobcats, Cyclone Hockey returned home for the first series of a five week home stand, four of which will be played against divisional opponents.

The Robert Morris Eagles, who are on a two-game win streak, are playing the Cyclones for the first time since mid-November when they swept the Cyclones in two games out at their home ice in Chicago.

The first period was a noticeably fast paced and physical one with both teams battling for the puck hard. The Cyclones were able to break the 0-0 tie when freshman forward Bryan Bandyk had a puck deflected off of his shoulder into the net, his third goal on the season, with assists to both Justin Paulson and A.J Gullickson. Cyclone starting goalie Matt Goedeke made some key saves after the Eagles peppered him with shots, keeping the score 1-0 headed into the first intermission.

The Cyclones had a good defensive second period, knocking any chances the Eagles had to get a puck behind Goedeke.

The Cyclones got the first penalty of the game in the final frame when sophomore Anthony Song was sent to the penalty box late in the third period, giving the Eagles an open chance to tie the game. With a good penalty kill and Goedeke holding his ground, the Cyclones were able to hand the Eagles a 1-0 shutout loss, their first shutout loss of the season.