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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:10 am

Warriors hockey wins season opener

JOURNAL GAZETTE

The No. 25-ranked Indiana Tech men’s ice hockey opened its with a 3-1 win over No. 7-ranked Davenport on Friday at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse.

Adam Vannelli scored the first goal of the season with 6:46 left in the period as he converted a power play opportunity from Joel Holmberg and Francesco Corona.

After a scoreless second period, the Panthers scored just 1:33 into the third period to tie at 1, but Corona put the Warriors ahead at the 15:58 mark while Cam Chabot netted his first collegiate goal at 12:30 to make it a 3-1 game.

Tech survived a late rally from the Panthers to open their season with the win and extend their winning streak to 30 consecutive games.

Holmberg finished the game with two assists while Alex Potter and Filip Schultza also recorded assists. Bryson Linenburg made 15 saves in the win.

Tech (1-0-0) returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, as it plays Davenport again in its Homecoming game at SportONE/Parkview Icehouse.