Iowa State men’s hockey takes on No. 4 Lindenwood Lions

Tony Uglem follows his shot on goal during the game against Oklahoma Oct. 6. The Cyclones defeated Oklahoma 3-1.

Allyson Werner

This past weekend, the Cyclone Hockey team took on No. 20 Oklahoma in a home series, dropping their first loss to a Sooners team who had only won one game prior.

In the first game against the Sooners, the Cyclones came out with a 3-1 win and defeated the Sooners after hard work from some of Iowa State’s most experienced players.

Some of the key Cyclone players in that game included Tony Uglem, a junior forward for Iowa State and most notably for being a team leading goal scorer for the past two years, scored two goals, one into an empty net, during the game. Helping to push the Cyclones to victory and adding another win to their undefeated record.

Uglem’s fellow teammate and junior forward Aaron Azevedo was also a big part in Iowa State’s victory over the Sooners, scoring a goal early in the second period, extending his goal streak to three games.

Senior goalie Derek Moser has held strong performances this season, once again standing tall on his skates to let in just one goal after a turnover in Iowa State’s own zone.

The second game of the series was a stinger for the Cyclones as they saw their unblemished season come to a halt, dropping the contest in a score of 4-1. Early in the game, the Cyclones looked promising as they were all over the Sooners early, but in the end, it was the penalties that were the thorn in the back for the team.

All in all, there were a total of six penalties for the Cyclones that night, the biggest one coming from Azevedo, who scored the night before, to a game misconduct penalty that ended up getting him ejected from the game.

Uglem’s goal came with just 0.3 seconds left in the second period on a shift of momentum when the Sooners took two penalties, one major, to create a 5-on-3 opportunity for the Cyclones. Senior goalie Matt Goedeke had a tough night, letting in a total of 4 goals in Iowa State’s first loss on the season.

The Cyclones look to turn things around and get back to their winning ways this weekend in their first away series as the team visits the Lindenwood University Lions in Missouri.

Lindenwood broke the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) top five this past weekend, now ranking No. 4, after breaking even in an away series against No.1 ranked Central Oklahoma Bronchos.

The Lindenwood Lions unbeaten streak was broken this past weekend, just like the Cyclones, and now sit with a similar record of 6-0-1.

Some key players from the Lions to look out for include junior forward Hayden Dawes, a previous product of University of Wisconsin-Superior, and team leading goal scorer, has already shown to be a big player this season scoring a total of four goals. Mike Lozano, a former product of the St. Louis Junior Blues, has also been a player to watch as he has the team leading number of assists with a total of six this year.

Puck drop for the first game of the away series against the Lindenwood Lions this Saturday is at 7 p.m., followed by a matinee game on Sunday at 2 p.m.