The Calvin University Knights ACHA D1 Hockey Team were defeated by the Indiana Tech University Warriors 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Going into Wednesday's game the Knights looked to get back in the win column after a tough defeat on Saturday again Davenport University. But it was the Warriors who should up to play and had different plans for the Knights.
In the first period the Warriors came out flying and instantly put high pressure on the Knights defense. The Knights struggled to move the puck in any direction in the first period because of the hard forecheck from the Warriors and their strong communication all throughout the ice. With about seven minutes to go in the period the Warriors broke through the Knights defense and found the back of the net to take the 1-0 lead.
At the end of the first period the Knights were trailing the Warriors 1-0. The Knights were outshot 2-14.
In the second period the Warriors picked up right where they left off in the first. About a minute into the period the warriors stormed through the Knights defense and quickly found goal number two on the night. The Knights fought back to get back in the game but the Warriors defense held firm and kept the Knights away. The Warriors tallied another goal late in the period on the powerplay to extend their lead to 3-0 putting the Knights in a big hole going into the third.
At the end of the second period the Warriors lead the Knights 3-0. The Knights were outshot 8-9.
In the third period the Warriors once again controlled the pace of the game. The Knights struggled to get any time in the offensive zone. Any time the Knights got in the zone they were quickly turned back by the Warriors back line. The Warriors once again found a way through the Knights defense about halfway through the period and added another tally on the board. With the Knights now down by four goals they did everything they could to try and get back in the game, but once again they were shut down.
At the end of regulation the Warriors came out on top over the Knights 4-0. The shots were even for the frame at 7-7.
Knights Goaltender Darin Fox had 26 saves on the night.
The Knights are back in action Wednesday, February 24th as they take on the Davenport University Panthers at 8:00PM.