Cyclone Hockey Report: Clones Upset Ohio

It's been a long four years for the three seniors on this Cyclone Hockey team. Four years and no wins against big time conference rival and the #5 team in the nation for this team. But on Saturday night in front of a packed house, the Cyclones overcame the odds and upset the Bobcats by winning 3-2.

It seemed all but over after the Bobcats scored to make it 2-1 late in the third period and the Cyclones barely registering any shots on net. But with just over three minutes remaining, one of those seniors got some revenge. Waukee native, Jason Brown scored on a rebound shot to tie the game swinging the momentum dramatically.

 

Just when everyone thought the Ames/ISU Ice Arena couldn't get any louder, with just 1:30 left in regulation, it did. Des Moines area native and freshman Brad Krueger scored his fifth and arguably most important goal of his young ISU career to put the Cyclones up for good.

 

What makes this win so impressive were not the goals, but the defense played all game by the Cyclones. Ohio came in with the best power play in the nation, having scored 76 power play goals going into the game. The Cyclones, who have been inconsistent when on the penalty kill, only allowed one power play goal.

 

It was one of the most inspired performances by the Cyclones to date. The team has been slightly nicked up with several players coming off of injuries, but you would have never known. Obviously feeding off the energy, the Cyclones put together one of the best hockey games I've seen in that building.

 

Coming up next week, things don't get any easier for the Cyclones. They'll take on #17 ranked Robert Morris at home on Friday and Saturday night. It is yet another CSCHL conference series with all kinds of implications. Everyone single game matters in a big way for the rest of the year. After that huge win against the Bobcats, the team is looking poised to make a big time run on a national stage.

 

CYCLONE HOCKEY NEWS AND NOTES:

 

-          Sophomore Bill Adolph extended his scoring streak to four games, scoring once in each game this weekend. He has five goals on the season all coming in the last 2 weeks.

 

-          The Cyclones lost to Ohio the next afternoon 6-1 in an ugly game, full of a lot of unlucky bounces. It is very possible for these two teams to meet again to settle the series either in the Conference or National Tournament.

 

-          The Cyclones close out the 2006 portion of the season this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and 8 PM respectively. Come on out and support your Cyclones as they look to sweep the Robert Morris College Eagles. For more information, visit www.cyclonehockey.com

 

 

Coming up Next Week, the burning question. Should the Cyclone make the jump to NCAA Division 1 Hockey? We'll tell you why right here at CycloneNation.com.


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