Cyclone Hockey falls 3-0 to Minot State

Member of the Cyclone Hockey team skates down the ice during the game against Oklahoma Oct. 6. The Cyclones defeated Oklahoma 3-1.

Spencer Suckow

Cyclone Hockey started off its fourth straight series against a top 10 team with its third straight loss, as the Cyclones fell to No. 2 Minot State 3-0. The loss drops Iowa State to 11-6-0-1 on the season.

The first period was primarily controlled by the Beavers, as Minot State spent most of the period in the Cyclones’ defensive zone and held an 18-8 shot advantage by the time the first was over. Despite this, Cyclone goalie Derek Moser held his ground and kept the Beavers out of the net.

In what would ultimately turn out to be the theme of the night, the Cyclones weren’t able to light the lamp in the period themselves and the game went to the first intermission with the score still tied at zero.  

The second period saw an even eight shots for both teams, an impressive result for the Cyclones considering the team saw its already thin blue line lose two more defensemen.

Sophomore Anthony Song and freshman Max Olson both left the ice in the second with injuries, forcing the team to move freshman forward Dylan Goggin back to defense. Luckily for the Cyclones, Moser made a couple of great saves in the period to keep the Beavers off the board.

Once again though, the Cyclones couldn’t capitalize offensively from great goalie play in the period and the score was still 0-0 when the horn sounded to end the second.

Minot State finally broke the stalemate 4:34 seconds into the third period thanks to a fortunate bounce off the stick of Kody Reuter as he tried to make a play defensively. Shain Scheschuk was credited with the goal on the play.

From there, the Cyclones’ depleted blue line would finally catch up to them as Minot State would go on to add two more goals to make it a 3-0 lead, which it remained until the final horn sounded after the Cyclones couldn’t find a way to break through offensively.  Both of the Beaver goals were scored by Dylan Johnson.

It’s only the second time that the Cyclones have been shut out in a game this season, and the team will now try to rebound in the second game of the series against the Beavers on Saturday night.