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Hoosiers Begin Back-to-Back Home Weekends vs. IN Tech
After hitting the road for their last 5 games, the Hoosiers are finally coming home for the next two weekends, starting Friday night vs. Indiana Tech.
Indiana Tech comes to Bloomington with a 5-8 record, however that record has been deflated by a slate of difficult matchups against some of the country's best.
Early season matchups for the Warriors have featured some of the country's best teams including Hope, Michigan-Flint, and Aquinas.
The Warriors enter this weekend's matchup coming off a pair of wins against Ball State, which helped them snap a 7 game losing streak.
The Hoosiers have found themselves to be in a similar type of skid.
After winning 3 in a row early in the season, the Hoosiers have dropped 5 straight to fall to a 3-5-1 record on the year.
The last time the Hoosiers won was in Bloomington on 10/4 against Ball State. IU is hoping for similar home cooking Friday night when Indiana Tech comes to town to help snap their losing streak.
Although Friday night's matchup will be in Bloomington, Saturday afternoon's matchup between the two teams will be at the Hamilton Center Ice Arena in Columbus. This will be a homecoming for head coach Rich Gordon, who spent the last 8 years in Columbus coaching the Icemen.
This weekend will also feature another homecoming, as Indiana Tech assistant coach Andrew Weiss returns to Bloomington after playing for the Hoosiers and serving as the team's President the past three years.
What to Watch For
The Hoosiers allowed 18 goals over two games to Purdue last weekend. It goes without saying that IU will need to be much stronger on defense if they want to have a chance against Indiana Tech this weekend. In their 3 wins this year, the Hoosiers have allowed just 2 goals per game. In losses, 6.5 per game. It starts with protecting their own net, and if IU can do that, they'll be in good position to pick up a win or two this weekend. Nick Kleva currently checks in as the Hoosier's leading scorer so far this year with 7 goals and 7 assists for 14 points in 9 games.
Indiana Tech Warriors
Fresh off two wins over Ball State, Indiana Tech will be looking to carry their momentum into this weekend's games against IU. After being outscored 59-16 in their 7 game losing streak, the Warriors will be out to prove that those losses were simply a product of the difficult competition they were going up against, and not an overall representation of their team's ability. Ryan Theisen comes into this weekend as the Warrior's leading scorer with 7 goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 13 games.
This will be the first ever meeting between Indiana Tech and Indiana University.
2010 - present
2010 - present