From Indiana Tech Hockey
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The No. 10-ranked Indiana Tech men’s hockey team defeated the No. 15-ranked Aquinas Saints this past weekend by scores of 4-1 and 6-2.
The first contest of the series took place at the Southside Ice Arena in Byron Center, Michigan, which saw the Warriors win 4-1. After going into the first intermission down 1-0, Tech responded with their own goal at the 16:58 mark as well as shutting out the Saints for the entire second period. Entering the third and final period tied 1-1, it was all Tech for the rest of the game, with Cam Chabot and Joel Holmberg trading goals early on and then Chabot scoring yet again with 5:45 remaining to put the Saints away for good. Ty Barnhill would earn the victory, making 26 saves in the contest.
The Warriors would get behind 1-0 again on Saturday night, and again would respond well. Joel Holmberg tied the game up in the first period just three minutes after the Saints broke the seal. It was the captain Zach Bennett that put Tech up 2-1 early on in the 2nd period, and the Warriors wouldn’t look back, Mitchell Forton would put one in the back of the net off of assists from Maverick Skeans and Pete Cascagnette to put the home team ahead 3-1 going into the final period. The Saints stayed within striking distance after an early goal of their own, but again it was Cam Chabot who had the ice in his veins, scoring twice in a span of just under two minutes along with Brandon Plummer to seal the deal, 6-2. Ty Barnhill earned the victory, making 22 saves on the night.
Tech (9-2-0, 7-1-0) will take on another top WHAC foe in Lawrence Tech (10-2-0, 7-2-0) this weekend, with the home contest being on Saturday at 8:00 PM at the SportOne/Parkview Icehouse.
(Originally published at https://indianatechwarriors.com/news/2021/11/15/mens-ice-hockey-mens-hockey-takes-down-top-whac-foe.aspx)