Cyclones ground the Eagles in 3-1 series win


Senior Kody Reuter is seen here receiving a pass from his team mate at the Iowa State VS Rob Morris hockey game on January 19th. This was one of many passes that moved the puck away from a close goal against Iowa State.

Allyson Werner

After dishing the Robert Morris Eagles a 1-0 shutout loss last night, Cyclone Hockey looked to keep its two-game win streak alive. They did just that, grounding the Eagles by a score of 3-1, sweeping the Eagles and putting the Cyclones on a three-game win streak.

“I thought they tried to match us,” said general manager and head coach Jason Fairman. “I thought we were pretty good most of the weekend, we did a lot of good things. That’s the Cyclone hockey team that we know and love. Stuff like that is what we all love to see.”

Cyclone senior goaltender Matt Goedeke, an Ankeny, Iowa, native, got his second start of the series after stopping 29 of 29 shots the night before.

“He stopped a lot of pucks,” Fairman said.

Making some huge stops in the early part of the first period, Goedeke was able to hold his ground and give the Cyclones a chance to keep the shutout streak going, but to no avail. The shutout streak was broken at 71:01 when the Eagles were able to score to make it a 1-0 game.

The goal came from Eagles forward Nathan Chasteen, who shot a puck from the right circle that took a weird bounce and was able to trickle past Goedeke, ending his shutout streak and giving the Eagles their first goal of the series. The Eagles got the first penalty of the game late in the period, but the Cyclones were not able to capitalize after facing a good defensive kill from the Eagles, sending the game 1-0 headed into the first intermission.

Persistance and a good offensive zone entry for the Cyclones resulted in an early second period goal when junior forward Adam Alcott had a wrap around the net pass to Jon Severson at 2:48 to break the scoring and tie up the game 1-1. Neither team was able to capitalize on a 4-on-4 chance when both Eagles forward Dan Doyle and Cyclone forward Aaron Azevedo were sent to the box for their respective penalties.

The Cyclones were able to pull themselves out of the break even scoring with 9:56 left to go in the second period when junior Tony Uglem was able to catch the Eagles goalie out of his net, pushing the puck past a desperate Eagles defense who were trying to keep the puck out.

Tensions rose in the third period and the Cyclones were able to add a stinger of a goal when Adam Alcott scored with 10.2 seconds to go to erase any chance for an Eagles comeback.

“Mission accomplished,” Fairman said. “We will have to reevaluate this week, but right now we are just taking it one game at a time.”