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IPFW Hockey Club Wins 5-4 Against Purdue

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Written by: Communicator StaffDecember 06, 2014

Sean O’Leary

The IPFW hockey club was victorious in its second game of the weekend against Purdue on Nov. 22 with a score of 5-4.

The heated game started quickly with a goal from IPFW forward Mitch Lyness only 16 seconds into the game.  Despite strong efforts from both sides, the next 15 minutes remained scoreless until right-winger Tyler Mason put one past Purdue’s goalie, giving IPFW a 2-0 lead. Purdue responded with a powerplay goal a minute later, squeezing the puck just between the legs of IPFW goaltender Taylor Amborn. Purdue followed up with another goal with just 3 minutes left in the first period, leaving the game tied going into the second period.

IPFW managed to break into the lead 8 minutes into the second period. Center Adam Williams pushed for another goal only 4 minutes later with a backhand shot that was able to find the back of the net. Purdue brought the game within one with about 7 minutes left in the period. IPFW forward Richard Sorensen didn’t let Purdue’s goal go unanswered, adding another point for IPFW with 4:26 left in the period. The second period ended without another goal, leaving IPFW with a 5-3 lead.

Despite a goal about two and a half minutes into the third period, Purdue couldn’t manage to tie the game, giving the Mastodons a 5-4 win.

The Mastodons’ next home game is Dec. 12 against Indiana Institute of Technology at 8:30 p.m.