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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:10 pm

Tech hockey sweeps Aquinas

JOURNAL GAZETTE

The No. 22-ranked Indiana Tech men's hockey team overcame a first period two-goal deficit against WHAC foe Aquinas College on Saturday as they completed the weekend sweep with a 4-3 victory at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse.

“I think our special teams, and Bryson's play in net were the story tonight,” head coach Frank DiCristofaro said in a team news release. “I'm happy for our guys and that we were able to get four points in the conference standings this weekend.”

Filip Schultz had two goals while Cole Barney had three assists. Bryson Linenburg had 29 saves to improve to 3-0. Tech's penalty kill went 4 for 5.

The Saintsscored twice in the first eight minutes, with their second goal coming on a power play. Tech settled down though, and took advantage of a 5-3 power play to cut the deficit in half thanks to a Mike Tish goal at the 2:11 mark in the first.

Schultz netted his first goal of the night just 28 seconds into the second to tie the game at 2. He ended the period with another goal just 37 seconds before the horn to give the Warriors a 3-2 lead.

The lead proved to be short-lived though, as Aquinas knotted the game up at 3 at the 18:39 mark of the third. Joel Holmberg broke the tie with 8:39 to play with his sixth goal of the season.

Tech (4-1-0, 2-0-0 WHAC) returns to action next weekend as they play host to No. 4-ranked University of Michigan-Dearborn at 7:30 p.m. at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse.