Cyclone Hockey advances to National Championship game


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Jon Severson (23), freshman forward, chases the puck during the game against the Twin City Steel on Friday night. The Cyclones went on to beat the Steel 5-2. 

Austin Anderson

Cyclone Hockey has advanced to the National Championship game of the ACHA Tournament after defeating No. 2 Stony Brook.

Goaltender Derek Moser was once again the star of the night. In his last two games against the top two teams in the country, No. 1 Minot State and No. 2 Stony Brook, Moser has allowed only one goal. The only goal that he allowed was on a 5-on-3 Stony Brook power play.

Cyclone Hockey captured the lead early at 4:56 thanks to a Jon Severson goal from fellow freshmen Tony Uglem and Colton Kramer.

After penalties on Uglem and Jake Arroyo, the high-powered Seawolves were able to beat Moser for the only time at 15:24 in the first period to even the score at 1.

The Cyclones outshot the Seawolves 12-6 after the first period and 28-15 after the second.

In the second period, the puck bounced off of forward Preston Blanek’s helmet, off the cross bar and right out in front of the goal where forward Drew Carlson finished it off, giving the Cyclones the 2-1 lead they would never look back from.

The Cyclones now await the winner of the game between No. 3 Lindenwood and No. 5 Davenport who began play after the conclusion of the Cyclones victory.

Cyclone Hockey is 3-0-1 against Lindenwood this season and has not played Davenport.

The championship matchup is set for Tuesday night.