Cyclone Hockey loses heartbreaker to No. 2 Ohio


Dalton Gackle/Iowa State Daily

The men’s hockey team lost 1-0 in a shootout against No. 2 ranked Ohio University.

Austin Anderson

The matchup was everything hockey fans could have expected in a duel between two of the top-five ranked teams in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Unfortunately for Cyclone Hockey, the team came up short in the scoreless game, losing to Ohio in a shootout.

Sixty minutes passed without a goal between Cyclone Hockey and No. 2 Ohio, leading to a five-minute sudden death overtime.

Chances were few and far between for the two stifling defenses, and the five minute overtime period ended without a shot finding the back of the net.

Tony Uglem, Colton Kramer and Aaron Azevedo were due up to go one-on-one with the Ohio goaltender in the shootout.

Uglem, the Cyclone leader in goals scored, missed his opportunity. His counterpart, Tyler Pecka sank his shot to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. It would be the only puck to find the net all night.

Kramer and Azevedo came up empty, as did the remaining two Bobcats and the Cyclones ended the weekend with a heartbreaking 1-0 shootout loss at home.

Cyclone Hockey will play host to the Redbirds of Illinois St. next weekend at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena for a double-header at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.