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Indians take the shootout win over Little Caesars

The third game of the Indians three game road trip to Windsor and Detroit had the them against Little 
Caesars in a Michigan Amatuer Hockey Association Tier 1 league play.  Caesars opened the scoring in the first period on a power play to take the lead, from that point on both teams played even until the 2 minute mark of the third period when Luke Parry found the rebound in front of the Caesars netminder and put it over his shoulder to knot the game at one a piece, assist on the goal went to Cooper Smyl.  The remainder of regulation ended with the score 1-1.  In the 5 minute four on four overtime neither team could break the net and therefore the game would be decided in a three man shot out.  The Indians first shooter Domenick Evtimov beat the netminder low, then Caesars scored to even it again, the second shooter Nick Castillo scored on a quick move to put the Indians back in front again.  Dakota Meyer shut the door on the next shooter and Cooper Smyl secured the win on a nice move putting the puck high behind the netminder and taking the win.  Dakota Meyer played outstanding between the pipes.
The Indians return home next weekend to take on the Thunder Bay Kings in an exhibition series at the Taffy Abel Arena, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am.

A21 Academy takes two from the Indians

The weekend games saw the Indians traveling to Windsor Ontario to play A21 Academy.  Friday A21 took the early lead in the first period before Trevor Prince scored from Isaac Ellingson and Cooper Smyl with 25 seconds remaining in the period.  The second period had both teams trade opportunities but neither scored, the third saw the Indians take the lead when Cooper Smyl scored from the top of the circle.  Late in the period Warner Young scored on a short handed rush giving the Indians a two goal lead, from that point on the Indians saw all the bounces go the wrong way as A21 score three unanswered goals in the last five minutes with the winning goal at 4.7 seconds remaining to take the win.  Dakota Meyer was in net for the Indians.
Saturday nights game had the Indians take the early lead on the first shift when Adam Brzezicki and Colton Hayes set up Cody Carlson in the slot for the early lead, A21 fought back to tie the game and then jumped out to a 4-1 lead before Warner Young scored from Nick Castillo and Cody Carlson to cut the lead in half.  A21 add a fifth goal to secure the win and sweep the weekend series, Gabe Rosek was in the net for Indians.
The Indians travel back over the Ambassador Bridge to take on Little Caesars tomorrow morning at 11am at the Little Caesars Arena at 11am.

Belle Tire bounces back to shut out the Indians 4-0

Sundays rematch saw Belle Tire come out flying set to avenge their loss from the previous night scoring midway through the period on a four man rush up the ice.  The Indians regained their composure to keep the game with in one goal midway through the second period, however Belle tire scored three more unanwered goals late in the second and third to secure the 4-0 win.  Gabe Rosek played outstanding in the net for the Indians turning away 35 shots and making several brilliant saves through out the game.
The Indians will now hit the road next weekend traveling to Windsor Ontario to play the A-1 Academy Friday and Saturday, then over to Detroit to take on Little Caesars at Little Caesar’s Arena Sunday morning.

Indians blank Belle Tire 2-0

Saturdays game pitted the Indians facing off against Belle Tire in a MAHA Tier 1 game at the Taffy Abel Arena, the Indians opened the scoring in the first period when Adam Brzezicki won the battle behind the net and set up Chase Tallaire in front who wasted no time depositing the puck behind the netminder for the 1-0 lead.  In the second period both teams traded chances but the score remained 1-0 through two periods, early in third period Luke Parry worked off the boards and passed to Nolan Dresch at the point who threaded the needle through all players and the goaltender for the 2-0 lead.  Throughout the rest of period Dakota Meyer put on a show stopping all shots sent his way, turning away 35 total shots for the win and shutout.  


Both teams return to action tomorrow 10am at the Taffy Abel Arena.


Victory Honda blanks the Indians 5-0

Sundays rematch saw Victory Honda jump out to a two goal lead in the first period, add two more in the second and never look back.  Midway through the game the Indians put on a push but couldn’t break the shut out for the Honda netminder.  Dakota Meyer faced 30 shots in the net for the Indians.
The Indians will be back in action next weekend at the Taffy Abel Arena when they take on Belle Tire at 3pm Saturday and 10am Sunday.