Cyclones complete sweep of Robert Morris with 3-1 victory

Iowa State players congratulate each other at the end of a 1-0 win against Rob Morris on January 19th.

Spencer Suckow

For the second straight night, Cyclone Hockey clamped down on the highest scoring team in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League, securing a 3-1 win and a series sweep over the Robert Morris University Eagles.

The first period was played with the same quick pace and physicality displayed by the two teams in Friday night’s game

Each team had chances in front of the net during the period, but the only goal came courtesy of Eagles’ senior forward Nathan Chasteen at the 11:01 mark.  The puck took an odd bounce off of senior goalie Matt Goedeke and snuck into the back of the net.

The second period saw Iowa State win the puck possession battle throughout, and it resulted in two goals for the Cyclones. The first came via Jon Severson at the 2:41 mark, his third goal in three games, off an assist from Adam Alcott behind the net.

Midway through the period at the 9:56 mark, almost immediately after both teams got back to full strength after two minutes of 4-on-4 play, the Cyclones got their second goal on a scramble in front of the net. 

Tony Uglem was able to put it away with assists going to Colton Kramer and Aaron Azevedo. The Eagles were unable to come away with a score in the period, despite a power play opportunity and some decent looks, which kept the score at 2-1 in favor of the Cyclones. 

The Uglem goal would ultimately be all the Cyclones needed to ensure the sweep of the Eagles. Robert Morris, much like the night before, spent the third period applying consistent pressure in hopes of tying the game.

It wasn’t meant to be, however, as Goedeke stopped 39 of 40 shots on the night and held the high-powered Eagles to one goal in two nights. Alcott would add an empty net goal as insurance with 10.2 seconds remaining, giving the game its 3-1 final score.

The Cyclones will be back at Ames/ISU Ice Arena next weekend to face the Illinois Fighting Illini, who, coincidentally, were the last team that the Cyclones swept, back in the first weekend of November.