Hey gang! As I have been unable to find a job this year, I have agreed to help out a friend of mine who is the sports information director at Lindenwood University-Belleville. One of my duties is to write up game stories for the men's and women's ice hockey teams. Saturday marked my debut as a collegiate hockey writer and I thought I would share my game stories with you. My only request is that you click on the links that accompany the articles so that the analytics will accurately reflect how many people have read the story. We will start with the men's story that can be found here
Lynx Improve to 12-0 with Sweep of Davenport
by Johnny Lange
Hazelwood, Mo --- Lindenwood University-Belleville men's ice hockey extended its season opening undefeated streak to 12 by claiming a pair of victories against Davenport University. In the Friday night contest, the Lynx defeated the Panthers by a score of 4-2 and were able to follow up that performance with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.
GAME 1: LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE 4, DAVENPORT 2
In the first match of the weekend, the Lynx drew first blood when Landon Hiebert scored on the power play at the 13:03 mark of the opening period with an assist from Duane Wainman. After the first intermission, Wainman converted two power-play goals of his own. The first --- at 4:34 of the second period --- was assisted by Brandon Janke while the second, at 9:17, was scored with helpers from Mikael Lengmo and Kyle Bishop. The Panthers were able to answer with a power-play goal of their own at 16:31, cutting the Lynx lead to 3-1 after two periods.
Davenport opened up the third period with their second goal at the 2:35 mark to cut the Lynx lead to one. The Lynx responded when Nicholas Pagliacci scored an unassisted power-play goal at 16:04 to close out the scoring.
Offensively, the Lynx were led by Wainman who scored two goals and added an assist for a three-point night. Between the pipes, Germaine Jackson recorded 21 saves while picking up his sixth victory of the season.
GAME 2: LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE 4, DAVENPORT 1
In the second match, the Lynx only needed 5:30 to get on the scoresheet as William Varner scored his third goal of the season on a slick wrap-around off of an assist by John Crusinberry. At the 8:22 mark the Lynx were able to add to their lead on a goal by Wainman who received assists from Janke and Landon Hiebert.
In the second stanza, the Lynx extended their lead to 3-0 when Crusinberry scored his first goal of the year off of an assist from Janke.
In the final frame, the Panthers were able to snap the shutout when Blake Damerow scored on an assist from Branden Burton with 17:28 remaining. The Lynx, however, answered when Christian Tyson scored his second goal of the season off an assist by Jonathan Philley with 3:52 remaining.
Offensively, the Lynx were led by Crusinberry, who had a goal and an assist on the evening, and Janke, who picked up a pair of helpers in the contest. In the nets, Kyle Miller recorded 27 saves while picking up his fifth win of the season.
With the wins the Lynx improve to 12-0 on the season while the Panthers fall to 1-6. Lindenwood-Belleville men's ice hockey returns to the ice this Friday and Saturday when they face Oklahoma in a two-game series in Oklahoma City. Friday's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start and the series will wrap up with a 5 p.m. opening faceoff on Saturday.
and now the women's article which can be found over here
Lady Lynx Win Home Openers over Davenport
by Johnny Lange
Hazelwood, Mo --- Lindenwood University-Belleville women's ice hockey continued its season opening undefeated streak by claiming a pair of victories against Davenport University. In the Friday night contest, the Lady Lynx shutout the Panthers by a score of 5-0 and were able to follow up that performance with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.
GAME 1: LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE 5, DAVENPORT 0
In the first match of the weekend, the Lady Lynx opened the scoring when Megan Lugar scored at the 18:09 mark of the first period with an assist from Nikole Day. After intermission, the Lady Lynx needed only 34 seconds to return to the scoresheet when Cailee LaPorte scored with the assist being credited to Reagan Fuller.
In the third stanza, Maddy Millar opened up the scoring at 7:30 off a helper from LaPorte. Fuller then added a power play goal at 11:20 with assists from Millar and Katie Lakustabefore adding an even strength tally at 16:23 to close out the scoring.
Over the course of the evening, the Lady Lynx out-shot the Panthers 28-27. Offensively, the Lady Lynx were led by Fuller who picked up two goals and an assist on the evening while in between the pipes, Firth Bidois recorded 27 saves while picking up her second shutout of the young season.
GAME 2: LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE 3, DAVENPORT 1
In the second match, the Lady Lynx only needed 9:02 to get a power-play goal from Millar who finished off a pass from LaPorte. At the 11:55 mark Ashley Dietmeier extended the lead to 2-0 when she scored an unassisted shorthanded goal.
In the second period, Davenport got off to a quick start when Lexie Boydston scored at the 1:11 mark to cut the Lynx lead to 2-1. The Lady Lynx were able to respond when Hayley Hill found the back of the net with assists from Jaylene Anderson and Fuller at the 18:25 mark to restore the lead to two. That proved to be the last of the scoring and the Lady Lynx claimed a 3-1 victory.
For the evening, the Lady Lynx outshot the Panthers 45-20. In the net, Bidois recorded 19 saves on the evening while picking up her second win of the weekend and sixth win of the season. With the wins, the Lady Lynx improve to 7-0 on the season while the Panthers fall to 3-3.
Lindenwood-Belleville women's ice hockey returns to the ice this Friday and Saturday when they face Ohio State in Columbus. Friday's game is scheduled for a 10:10 p.m. start and the series will wrap up with a 9:10 p.m. opening faceoff on Saturday.