Frank Southern Ice Arena
Hamilton Center Ice Arena
Indiana and Michigan Face-Off in Senior Night for the Hoosiers
The Hoosiers knocked off #13 IPFW last Friday night in Fort Wayne by a final of 3-2. They'll look to have a similar result this weekend when the Michigan Wolverines come to town.
This is the Wolverine's first season in the ACHA at the Division 3 level, but it hasn't taken them long to find the North region rankings.
Playing a schedule that features some of the best teams in the country including Adrian Gold, Calvin, and Michigan-Flint has helped the Wolverines advance in the rankings despite currently sitting at an under .500 record.
The Wolverines are coming off of a sweep at home over Cleveland State, who was formerly ranked #14 earlier in the season, including a win with 9 seconds left in the game.
The Hoosiers had their own late heroics last weekend, when Nate Mika's goal with 45 seconds left lifted Indiana over the #13 Dons.
Indiana hopes to carry that momentum into Friday night's game in Bloomington, as well as high emotions as the Hoosiers celebrate Senior Night.
The six Hoosier seniors, Bryce Campbell, Nick Kleva, Adam Thoma, Mike Santorsola, Corben Sherlock, and Justin Madigan will all be recgonized before the beginning of the game.
IU will also be recgonizing another special guest before Friday's game, former coach Rich Holdeman.
Holdeman was recently elected to the ACHA Hall of Fame after serving as the Hoosier's coach for 13 seasons. During his tenure he went to 12 national tournament, finished with 3 national runner-ups, and was named 2002 National Coach of the Year and 2005 Southeast Region Coach of the Year.
He will be presented with a banner before Friday's game that will be hung from the rafters of Frank Southern Ice Arena.
This weekend's games will be the Hoosiers seonc of four weeks in a row to finish the season, and second to last weekend of the regular season.
Next weekend IU will travel to South Bend for a pair of contests against #11 Holy Cross, before finishing off the season against Notre Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena.
The last weekend of the 2014-2015 season will bring the ICHC Conference Tournament, where the Hoosiers will face-off against Purdue for a chance to bring home the first ever ICHC Crossroads Cup.
Before the ICHC Conference Tournament there is still plenty of work to be done for IU, as over these next two weeks they look to pick up a few big wins to land themselves in the Top 15 and finish the season ranked for the first time since 2010.
What to Watch For
The Hoosiers come into this weekend's slate still at .500 with a 10-10-2 record. Last week the Hoosiers knocked off #13 IPFW, and will look to do the same this week. A large part of IU's success last week was the stellar goaltending of Justin Madigan, who had 39 saves in the 3-2 win. Another strong performance by Madigan would surely put the Hoosiers in a great position to pick up a win or two this weekend over the Wolverines.
A couple of Hoosiers are on the brink of single season records. Nick Kleva is one goal away from the triple crown: single season record for goals, assists, and points. Nate Mika is also one point away from cracking the Top 5 in points for a single season.
The Wolverines come into this weekend sitting at a record of 7-12-1. Last weekend, Michigan swept Cleveland State 6-5 and 7-3. The leading scorers this season for Michigan are Freddy Kasten and Brent Boudreau, who both have 20 points. Jeremy Diehl is the main netminder for the Wolverines, having played in 16 games. He currently has a SV% of .848% and a GAA of 5.74.
Michigan has a PP% on the season of 14.49%, and a PK% of 69.35%.
This is the first ever meeting in Division 3 between Indiana and Michigan.
2010 - present
2010 - present