1/23: W 3-2
1/24: L 11-4
SportsOne Canlan Ice Arena
Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana Knocks Off #13 IPFW in Fort Wayne
1/23: Mika and Madigan Lead Way in 3-2 Win
The last time the Hoosiers knocked off IPFW was on February 5th, 2011 with a final score of 5-3. The only other time before that the Hoosiers beat IPFW was in 2009.
That changed Friday night as Indiana beat IPFW in Fort Wayne for the first time in program history Friday night.
The Hoosiers were able to pick up the win Friday night in large part of the effort of Nate Mika who recorded his first collegiate hat trick, and Justin Madigan who made 39 saves.
Just like in their October matchup, the game began with a 1-0 end to the 1st period, and once again the lone goal in the first going to Nate Mika.
The Dons looked poised to stage another fleury of goals as they did in the previous contest, scoring early in the 2nd period on the PP to tie the game at one.
Indiana was able to shake off the goal and keep an even tempo, until Mika buried his second of the game on the PP from Eichsteadt and Kleva.
Just two minutes later, IPFW responded.
Captain Tyler Mason scored his second goal of the period to knot the game at two heading into the third period.
The final frame saw plenty of chances on both sides, but neither could bury.
Justin Madigan turned his game up in the 3rd when the Hoosiers needed him most, standing on his head to make 13 saves in the final frame alone.
Madigan kept the door shut long enough for Nate Mika to find the net for the third time of the night with just 41 seconds left.
A rush up by Ryan Santorsola led to a cross ice feed to Mika, who put a quick shot off the goalie's glove and in to seal the victory.
1/24: Hoosiers Can't Slow Down IPFW in Loss
Coming off Friday night's loss, IPFW was poised to not drop two straight to the Hoosiers.
The Dons made that apparent Saturday afternoon by scoring three quick goals in five minutes, sending a statement to IU.
Despite the early deficit, Indiana was poised to stage a comeback.
Bryan Mooney and Tyler Eichsteadt both scored within 40 seconds of one another to cut the lead to one at 3-2.
Just three minutes later, IPFW tallied again to double their lead to four.
The shootout continued as Eichsteadt scored his second of the period to cut the lead back to one.
The offense was relentless for the Dons, as they scored two more to bring the score to 6-3 after the first period.
The six goals allowed in the first period was easily the most allowed by the Hoosiers in a period this season.
Things didn't change in the second for Indiana, as the offensive onslaught continued. IPFW scored three more in the second.
Ryan Santorsola also added a goal for the Hoosiers to bring the score to an eyepopping 9-4 after two.
Both teams set back into a more level pace in the third, similar to the pace in Friday night's game. It wasn't until there were 42 seconds left in the period that IPFW picked up a late tally.
9 seconds later it was an own goal on a lazy defensive play that brought the final score to 11-4.
Name G A P
Name SA SV SV%
Justin Madigan 70 62 88.6%
Ben Seinfeld 33 26 78.8%
Frank Southern Ice Arena
Hamilton Center Ice Arena
2010 - present
2010 - present