Cyclones drop sixth game in a row, losing to Indiana Tech 7-3


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#20 Kody Reuter scanning the ice for his teammates during their match against the University of Central Oklahoma on Nov. 10th at the ISU Ice Arena.

Allyson Werner

After last night’s 5-2 loss to the Indiana Tech Warriors, the Iowa State Cyclone men’s hockey team looked to put an end to their five game losing streak, but were unable to, extending their losing streak to six with a 7-3 loss. This would be the final game of the semester before players head home to their families for winter break.

Cyclones senior goaltender Matt Goedeke got his first start of the series, replacing fellow goaltender Derek Moser after being pulled in last nights 5-2 loss.

The Warriors got things rolling just 2:19 into the first period when forward Brian Skillicorn went in to put one past Goedeke to take the early lead 1-0. Just 90 second later, the Warriors were able to add another goal to their lead after forward Alex Gregorich stole the puck away from Cyclone defensemen Nick Sandy and was able to put it blocker side on Goedeke to put the Cyclones in an early hole 2-0.

Later in the period, the Cyclones were able to tie things up 2-2 after goals coming from Jared Erickson on a 2-1, and Tony Uglem, scoring an awkward goal just after a Cyclone power play expired. A quick turnaround again put the Warriors up 3-2 with 1:22 to go in the first with a goal from forward Jarrett Pfeiffer heading into intermission.

Seven seconds was all it took for the Warriors to go up 4-2 in the second period after Warriors forward Zach Bennett scored on a play that occurred right off opening faceoff with Goedeke unable to make the save.

Not long after, the Warriors were able to add another one to take the 5-2 lead with forward Jace Childs putting it in past the net-minder. After some back and forth play up and down the ice, the Cyclones were able to add a tally to the scoreboard as junior forward Colton Kramer was able to put one behind the Warriors goaltender to make it 5-3.

The Warriors ended up adding two more goals, making the score 7-3 heading into the second intermission, putting the Cyclones in a tough hole.

With goaltender Matt Goedeke being replaced by Derek Moser, the Cyclones started off the third period on a 5-3 penalty kill carried over from the end of the second after both Kramer and Adam Alcott were sent to the box at the end of the second for their respective penalties.

The score stayed stagnant through the final whistle as the Cyclones ended up losing their sixth game in a row, dropping their overall record to 11-9-1.