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Indians battle A21 Prep Academy to ties in both games over the weekend

This weekend the Indians matched up against the A21 Prep Academy based out of Windsor Ontario.  This team touted a lot of International flavor with 4 Russian, 3 Czech Repulic, 4 Austrailain, 1 German, and 8 players from Ontario.  Saturday nights game, played at the Pullar Staduim saw the Indians jump out to a 1 goal lead early in the first when Nolan Dresch fed Domenick Evtimov on wing, who set up Colton Hayes in front of the net for the goal.  Late in the first period A21 got on the board to even the score on a breakaway, from that point on it turned into a goalie show as both teams had great opportunities, but the netminder were up to the challenge and denied every opportunity which finished the score at 1-1.  Dakota Meyer and Gabe Rosek split the duties for the Indians between the pipes and both played outstanding.
Sunday mornings game at the Taffy Abel started much different with the A21 Academy jumping out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second period before Luke Parry beat the A21 goaltender on a nice deke on a pass from Cody Carlson and Chase Tallaire to get back within one goal.  A21 wasn’t about to stop and came back less than a minute later to regain the two goal lead heading into the third period.  The third period started fast and three minutes in Domenick Evtimov took a pass from Brad MacArthur in the slot and buried it over the goaltenders shoulder for the Indians second goal of the night, Andrew Schwartz had the other assist on the goal.  With time winding down and the Indians net empty for the extra attacker Warner Young fired a puck from the right point that was tipped by Colton Hayes past the A21 netminder for the tying goal with 1:25 remianing in the period, Cody Carlson had the other assist on the goal.  At the end of regulation the game ended at 3-3.  Gabe Rosek and Dakota Meyer split duties in net.
The Indians travel next weekend to South Bend Indiana to compete in the STX Shootout at Notre Dame University.

Indians roll over the Thunderbirds 7-1

The Indians finally found some scoring touch in Saturdays game against the Thunderbirds at the Rhodes arena.  Chase Tallaire out worked the Thunderbirds defender while killing a penalty in the first period stealing the puck then beat the goaltender for the 1-0 lead that the Indians would hold through the end of the period.  Early in the second period the Thunderbirds evened the score, but the Indians responded when Joe Moses won the battle for the rebound on a shot by Adam Brzezicki to regain the lead, then less than a minute later Nick Castillo scored from Luke Parry and Tallaire for a two goal lead and Brzezicki would add another goal on a shot over the shoulder of the netminder from Warner Young.  The third period opened with Cody Carlson scoring on a breakaway, set up by Castillo and Tallaire, midway through the period Warner Young scored on a shot from the point set up by Parry for the Indians 6th goal.  Hayden Daca finished out the scoring on a power play shot from the right point, assisted by Moses and Brzezicki, Dakota Meyers and Gabe Rosek split duties in the net with Meyers only allowing one goal and Rosek shutting the door.
The Indians return home next weekend when they will take on the A21 Academy from Windsor Ontario Saturday night 9pm at the Pullar Stadium for a double header hockey night following the Soo Eagles game, then the two teams will face off again Sunday morning at the Taffy Abel arena 10am.

Indians drop two close games to Honeybaked over the weekend

Saturday night the Indians jumped out to a lead midway through the first period when Colton Hayes won an offensive draw back to Nolan Dresch at the point who threaded the needle past the goaltender, Honeybaked responded to even the score through the period.  The second saw Honeybaked take the lead and hold on through two periods, then added another in the third before Dresch scored his second of the night from Adam Brzezicki and Chase Tallaire to get back with in one.  The Indians pressured the net late in the third with their net empty but couldn’t score, however Honeybaked was able score on the empty net securing a 4-2 win.  Dakota Meyer played excellent between the pipes.
On Sunday the Indians again scored first on a power play goal by Chase Tallaire from Nolan Dresch and Warner Young to hold a 1-0 lead at the end of the period.  In the second Honeybaked scored two goals to take the lead before Luke Parry scored on a pass from Tallaire and Young to even the score again.  With second remaining in the second Honeybaked scored again to regain the lead going into the third period.  Both teams exchanged scoring chances in the third but the score ended 3-2 in favor of Honeybaked.  Gabe Rosek played excellent in net.
The Indians next action will be January 12th at the Rhodes Arena in Sault Ontario when the face the Soo Thunderbirds at 1pm.

Indians double up on the Soo Thunderbirds AAA 4-2

In the final game of 2018 the Indians traveled across the border to take on the Soo Thunderbirds AAA after returning from Christmas break.  Midway through the first period Cody Carlson capitalized on nice passes from Chase Tallaire and Hayden Daca to put the Indians up by one, late in the period Carlson would get his second on the night on a feed from Luke Parry for the 2-0 lead at the end of the first period.  The second period saw a lot of chances however neither team scored, in the third, Andrew Schwartz scored on a shot from the slot from Griffen Hernalsteen to stretch the score to 3-0.  However the Thunderbirds scored two minutes later on a power play to cut the lead to two.  With 3:19 remaining Chase Tallaire got on the board from Carlson and Nolan Dresch for the fourth Indians goal, but the Thunderbirds scored ten seconds later to cut the lead.  The Indians closed out the rest of the game to secure the 4-2 win.  Gabe Rosek took the win in net playing the first half allowing no goals while Dakota Meyer finished in it off.
The Indians are back in action January 5 and 6th at the Taffy Abel Arena 5pm and 10am respectively when they take on Honeybaked from Detroit.

Meijer sweeps the Indians

Saturday Meijer opened the scoring 17 seconds into the game and never looked back adding two more before Nick Castillo score on a nice pass from Colton Hayes to cut the lead.  Meijer Bounced back adding to their lead for the 5-1 victory.  Gabe Rosek was in net for Indians.
Sundays game played out much the same as Meijer took 3-0 lead before Colton Hayes scored on a power play from Nick Castillo and Chase Tallaire.  That however would be all their offense with game ending 5-1.  Dakota Meyer was in the net.  The Indians will be off for the Christmas break to regroup before facing the Soo Thunderbirds on December 30 at the Rhodes arena.