11/14: 9:00PM CST @ SIUE
11/15: 3:00PM CST @ NIU
11/16: 9:30AM CST @ RMU Black
The Edge Ice Arena - John Street
Hoosiers Look for Repeat Success at ACHA Showcase
This weekend, Robert Morris University will be hosting their 14th annual ACHA Midwest Showcase. This will be the second time the Hoosiers participate.
Last year, IU posted a 2-1 record at the showcase, defeating Aurora 8-4 and NIU 4-1 while dropping a contest to Bradley 6-1.
This year IU will see NIU again, and will also add SIUE and RMU to the slate as well. The format of the showcase has also expanded as there are now 8 teams pariticipating in Division 3. The showcase has been broken down into two pools:
Pool A: Pool B:
Indiana RMU White
SIUE Illinois State
RMU Black RMU Peoria
The winner of the showcase will be determined by which team comes out of the weekend with the best record. If there is a tie, then there will be a set of tiebreakers to determine the winner.
This will be the Hoosiers last set of games before the Thanksgiving break. This weekend, along with a trip to U of I in December, will be the final stretch for IU before closing out the Fall semester.
What to Watch For
After winning two in a row over Indiana Tech, IU dropped two in a row to Xavier last weekend 5-3 and 4-1. The Hoosiers peppered the Xavier netminders, but struggled to find the back of the net. Saturday afternoon's lone goal came on a penalty shot by Nick Kleva. The Hoosiers will need to rejuvenate the offense if they want to have a successful weekend.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars
SIUE enters the ACHA Showcase with a record of 1-3. The Cougars lone win this season came back in early October when they beat Wheaton College 6-3. SIUE has already faced off against NIU this year as well, dropping that one 9-4. The leading scorer for SIUE is Logan Johnson, with 5 points in 4 games.
Northern Illinois University Huskies
NIU enters this weekend after sweeping Wheaton College last weekend to improve to 5-7. Along with playing SIUE already this season, NIU has played a weekend series against RMU Black as well. That series was split, with NIU winning game one 11-2, and RMu winning game two 7-6. The leading scorer for NIU is Tyler Hilton, who has 26 points in 11 games.
Robert Morris University Black Eagles
Last weekend RMU traveled to Wisconsin for a series against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. RMU would win game one in OT 5-4, but dropped the second game 6-3. That loss brought RMU back to .500 on the season as they currently sit at 6-6. The leading scorer for RMU is Cayden Colyer, who has 15 points in 10 games.
This is the first ever meeting between IU and SIUE.
The Hoosiers lead the all time series vs. NIU 1-0.
11/17/13 - Indiana 4 NIU 1
The Hoosiers lead the all time series vs. RMU Black 2-1.
2/5/10 - Indiana 11 RMU 2
1/4/12 - Indiana 3 RMU 5
1/5/12 - Indiana 4 RMU 2
2010 - present
2010 - present