10/31: Third Period Surge Propels IU to 5-2 W
What would be the best way to start a game after dropping five in a row and looking to end a losing skid? Most would probably answer to get an early lead, and that is exactly what the Hoosiers did not do on Friday night.
Right off the opening face-off Ryan Theisen of Indiana Tech walked right up the middle of the ice and scored on a breakaway to give Indiana Tech a 1-0 lead just five seconds into the game.
This surely could've been a breaking point for the Hoosiers, but instead they were resiliant.
6 minutes after Indiana Tech opened the scoring, Danny Brogan found the back of the net on a goal assisted by Tyler Christensen and Nick Kleva to knot the game at one a piece.
Both teams would remianed deadlocked for the next period and a half until Nick Kleva broke the tie with a beautiful goal while being tripped to give IU a 2-1 lead.
Indiana Tech began to make an all out offensive ploy, but they couldn't figure out how to get by Justin Madigan, who had 31 saves on the night.
Madigan had Indiana Tech stifled for 50 miuntes straight following the opening goal, but finally Indiana Tech found the back of the net on the powerplay with 12:29 left in the third to knot the game at two.
With about seven minutes left Indiana would get their own opportunity on the powerplay, and they would take full advantage.
Mike Santorsola buried a slapshot from the point to give IU a 3-2 lead, and the Hoosiers never looked back.
John Campanelli and Tyler Christensen would add insurance goals, and the Hoosiers would snap the skid and pick up a big 5-2 win.
11/1: Hoosiers Blow Out Indiana Tech
Friday night's game between IU and Indiana Tech was a thriller that came down to the wire. Saturday's matchup between the two teams would be far from the same.
The Hoosiers came out firing on all cylinders to start the game Saturday, putting up five goals in the first period.
Goals in the first period came from Danny Brogan (2), Nick Kleva, Mike Santorsola, and Tyler Christensnen.
Indiana Tech would put one up on the board to make it a 5-1 game at the end of the first, but were shut out the rest of the way.
Justin Madigan was stellar again getting the nod for the second straight game, and he took full advantage making 19 saves on 20 shots to improve his weekend save percentage to 94.3%.
Corben Sherlock added a pair of powerplay insurance goals in the second period, and John Campanelli added one more in third to bring the final to 8-1.
Saturday's game helped improve IU's record to 5-5-1 on the season, including remaining a perfect 4-0 at home.
Name G A P
2010 - present
2010 - present
Hoosiers Remain Undefeated at Home, Sweep Indiana Tech
Hamilton Center Ice Arena
Frank Southern Ice Arena
Name SA SV SV%
Justin Madigan 53 50 94.3%