Indiana Hoosiers

1-1-0

9/19: L 6-4

9/20: W 5-1

East Alton Ice Arena

East Alton, IL

McKendree Bearcats

2-2-0

Hoosiers Split Opening Weekend

9/19: Bearcats Spoil Hoosiers Opening Night

The Hoosiers came out of the gate red hot Friday night in the first game of the season, but couldn't hold off the Bearcats late.

 

IU tallied the first four goals of the contest, including two in the first period from Cody Reiff at the 11:38 mark and a shorthanded goal from Nick Kleva with 1:33 remaining, and two goals in the second period from Tyler Christensen at the 17:19 mark, and Ryan Santorsola at 11:04. 

 

However, as the clock struck past 1AM EST, the Hoosiers started to run out of gas.

 

McKednree began a comeback at the 9:45 mark, and stayed red hot following that first goal.

 

Over a 5 minute stretch in the 2nd period, McKednree scored 3 unasnwered, including 2 powerplay goals, to head into the locker room down just 4-3 going into the third period.

 

Right out of the gates in the third, the Bearcats kept up the intensity, scoring their third straight powerplay goal. 5 minutes later the Bearcats would put another goal up on the board, to take a 5-4 lead.

 

The Hoosiers responded with a fleury of shots to end the third, but couldn't capitalize. McKednree would add an empty netter with 6 seconds to play to pick up the W 6-4.

 

Justin Madigan got the start between the pipes for the Hoosiers and was stellar, making 30 saves.

9/20: IU Dominates In 5-1 Win

Saturday afternoon's contest started off similarly to Friday night, but ended with a better result for IU.

 

Nick Kleva scored his second shorthanded goal of the weekend at the 11:22 mark to get the Hoosiers on the board first, and Dan Cummins would score his first collegiate goal with 3:34 remaining in the first to send the team into the locker room after the first with another 2-0 lead again; except this time, the Hoosiers didn't look back.

 

IU tightened up on defense and kept up the intensity throughout the second period, adding a couple of insurance goals off the sticks of Tyler Christensen and Nick Kleva again, who scored his third shorthanded goal of the weekend. 

 

Freshman Ben Seinfeld got the nod in the second game of the weekend set, and he impressed in his first collegiate start, making 31 saves on 32 shots. The only blemish on his record was a powerplay goal that came at the 7:53 mark of the second period. Although it looked like McKednree was going to try and stage another comeback after cutting the Hoosiers lead in half to 2-1, Seinfeld shut the door the rest of the way.

 

Tyler Christensen would add his second goal of the afternoon late in the third to make it 5-1, securing the Hoosiers first win of the season.

Weekend Stats

Name                      G        A       P

          

Nick Kleva                  

Tyler Christensen       

Nate Mika                   

Cody Reiff                 

Dan Cummins          

Ryan Santorsola          

Tyler Eichsteadt     

Pat Gorniak               

John Gangnon        

Adam Thoma 

3

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

 

2

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

 

5

4

3

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Goalie Stats

Name                  SA     SV    SV%

Justin Madigan    40     35     87.5%

Ben Seinfeld        35     34     97.1%

          

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