FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University men’s hockey team suffered a pair of losses as they hosted Indiana Institute of Technology inside Sidner Ice Arena over the weekend. With the pair of losses, the Warriors move to 9-2 overall on the 2018-19 season.
In the series opener on Friday afternoon Midland started the game off quickly with a goal coming 11 minutes into the first period when Jason Henry netted a shot to put the Warriors up 1-0. Indiana Tech would answer two minutes later with a goal of their own level the game at 1-1. The Warriors scored one more time in the first period when Henry tacked on an assist as he found teammate, Ryan Conybear for a goal just before the intermission for the 2-1 lead heading in the locker room.
Unfortunately, Indiana Tech would catch fire after that juncture, scoring five unanswered goals between the second and third periods. Two coming in the second, and three coming in the third, Tech would go on to finish the game 6-2 and take game one over the Warriors.
The Warriors out shot their opponent with 51 shots in the contest, while Indiana Tech finished with 43. Tech had 27 penalty minutes on 8 infractions, while the Warriors collected 26 penalty minutes on 9 infractions themselves.
On the Saturday afternoon weekend finale the Warriors dug themselves falling behind 2-0 after just 24 minutes of action. It was an uphill battle from there as Luke Sanko scored the lone goal in the second period for the Warriors with 4:44 left to go. Indiana Tech would go on to add another goal in the second period to regain the two goal cushion. In final period, Tech scored an empty net goal after Midland pulled their goalie in a last chance effort to get another goal.
Midland would get two goals with an extra attacker. One before Tech’s empty netter and one after. Cy Jenson scored the first with 1:16 left in the game, and the Zach Voss had the final goal with five seconds to go in the contest.
Up next the Warriors will hit the road to face Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. This will be the second time these two sides have met this season, as Waldorf traveled to Fremont for the Warriors’ first games of the season. Midland won those two games convincingly, 6-0 and 5-0, and will look to get back into the winning column this upcoming weekend. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17th, and 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18th. The games will take place inside Albert Lea City Arena.