Cyclone Hockey falls to Indiana Tech 5-2, loses fifth straight game

Nick Sandy receives a pass during the game against Oklahoma Oct. 6. The Cyclones defeated Oklahoma 3-1.

Spencer Suckow

Cyclone Hockey suffered their fifth straight loss tonight, courtesy of a 5-2 defeat at the hands of an Indiana Tech team that has still yet to lose in regulation.

The game started off inauspiciously for the struggling and depleted Cyclones, as the team found themselves down 3-0 before even reaching the first intermission.

Indiana Tech got things started early, scoring their first goal with 13:49 remaining in the first period thanks to a Stavros Soilis shot that hit off of the pad of Cyclone goalie Derek Moser and rolled into the net.

Soilis wasn’t finished in the period, as the freshman would get another goal on a breakaway chance with 4:57 remaining in the period off of a feed from Adam Jonak. 

The Warriors would get one more a little over two minutes later when junior Ryan Attwood scored on a shot from out in front of the Cyclones net to make it 3-0.

Following the end of the first, Moser was replaced by senior backup Matt Goedeke, who showed considerable sharpness in the second coming in off the bench. Getting extended playing time for the second time in as many games, Goedeke stopped all 13 shots that he faced in the period.

The Cyclone offensive attack, appearing to come out with renewed energy to start the period, having multiple solid chances in front of the net throughout the second.

However, it wasn’t until with 4:30 left in the period that the Cyclones finally converted, when junior forward Jon Severson scored on a nifty backhand shot that beat Indiana Tech goalie Zach Larson top shelf.

Getting assists on the Severson goal were forwards Tony Uglem and Dylan Goggin, which cut the Cyclones deficit to 3-1 heading into the second intermission.

The Cyclones would chip away even further in the third when junior forward Aaron Azevedo scored in front of the net off of a great feed from Colton Kramer to make it 3-2 just before the halfway point in the third period.

That’s as close as the Cyclones would get, however, as the Warriors would push the lead back to two when freshman forward Mike Tish beat Goedeke blocker side with a nice wrist shot.

The Warriors got another insurance goal courtesy of senior Jarrett Pfeiffer shortly after to make it 5-2 with 4:37 remaining, effectively squashing any hopes that the Cyclones had of a comeback.

The loss is the Cyclones fifth straight and drops the team to 11-8-0-1 with one game remaining before the team’s winter break. Indiana Tech, meanwhile, extends their winning streak to seven games and now sits at 14-0-1 on the season.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Ames/ISU Ice Arena for the series finale.