Mon, Oct. 22, 2012 - [Ice Hockey]
Dearborn, MI -
The Wolves, led by Captain Anthony Olson were credited with
their first shutout of the season Friday Night after defeating the Toledo
Rockets 2-0. The non-conference match-up
was the only game this week, preparing the team for next week's three-day trip to
There is no doubt that each time this team takes the ice,
Olson does everything in his power to live up to the ‘C' on his jersey and lead
the team in any way possible. In past
games this season Olson has been there for his teammates, has been a vocal leader
on the bench, and has led by example-leading the team in points. On Friday night, Olson did all of that
In the first period, the Wolves had six power play chances
in a penalty-filled period. Olson was
unofficially credited with 8 shots throughout the game, most of them coming
while playing the point on the power play.
Freshman Goaltender Drake Bordnick started in goal for the
first time this season. Unfortunately
for him, he wasn't able to finish the game.
During the first period, Bordnick was banged up numerous times. He was hit in the mask by a Toledo shot from
the right circle, and was on the receiving end of quite a few collisions near
Junior Micah Collier replaced Bordnick to start the second
period, and played his best game of the season.
The third period began with the score still knotted at zero,
but didn't end that way. While on the
power play, Olson received a cross-ice pass from sophomore Kyle Horn and buried
one far post from the left circle with a wrist shot.
His quick release was too much to handle for Rockets
goaltender Craig Trego-who had his shutout bid end with the go-ahead goal.
With sophomore Kyle Horn and freshman Ryan Kelly in the box,
the Wolves saw themselves down two men late in the period. Micah Collier made a couple nice saves on the
penalty kill, but his best save came with 1:55 left in the game.
Collier pushed from left to right and made a right-pad kick
save off the cross-ice pass. He stoned
Brent Easton and gave the home team crowd a lot to cheer for.
Late in the period, the Wolves continued to wrack up penalties, a definite team
flaw that's been repeated every game this season. With two men in the box late in the period,
sophomore Jeremy Klotz cleared the puck from 190 feet out, and sent the puck
rolling into the empty net.
The Wolves took a multiple goal lead, and finished off the
Rockets as the buzzer sounded.
Next week, the Wolves will travel to Ohio and play three
games in three nights against Kent State University and John Carroll. To keep up with live updates for next
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