Light shines on Cyclone Hockey in 3-1 victory to end losing streak

Mary Rominger

In a desperate battle to reclaim home ice and put an end to its losing streak, No.10 Cyclone Hockey defeated its Central State Collegiate Hockey League rival the No. 5 Robert Morris Eagles 3-1 Friday night at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. 

The lineup for the Cyclones featured freshman Taylor Bowman while Tony and Jake Uglem are en route to the 2017 Winter University Games. 

In the first period, Iowa State took the first penalty of the game at 6:33, which resulted in an Eagles power-play goal scored by senior Derek Diaz to make it 1-0.

The Cyclones found themselves in the box again as freshman Jackson Graalum was sent off for boarding. The Cyclones successfully killed it and were able to gain a level momentum.

The Eagles would take the next two penalties, which gave Iowa State plenty of chances to tie the game.

The Cyclones set up their power play with ease and had a fluid passing game but couldn’t get find a quality shot to get one past Semchack.

Heading into the second period, the Cyclones had another chance on the power play when RMU’s Cody Maulsby was sent to the box.

Iowa State executed just what they needed and scored on the man advantage on a shot from Eero Helanto, which was rebounded in by freshman A.J. Gullickson.

Momentum carried on for the Cyclones as they were given another chance on the power play halfway through the period, but failed to capitalize.

The game remained tied 1-1 to end the second and shots on goal were once again led by the Cyclones 16-11.

In the final period, Cyclones Nick Sandy was given a controversial penalty halfway through. In a strong effort to limit any shots on Moser, the Cyclones generated a couple of short handed opportunities which eventually led to a RMU penalty.

On a 4-on-4 stretch, the Cyclones found a huge light in their game.

Defenseman Jake Arroyo sniped one home and gave the Cyclones their first lead of the hockey game to make it 2-1.

Soon after, they did it again.

Cyclones Hockey’s Jon Severson drove hard to the paint and shot home the game winning goal assisted by Arroyo giving the Cyclones their first win in six games.