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Sunday
Jan222017

Indians top Fox Motors 4-3 in a shootout

Sunday mornings game started with end to end action, but late in the first period, in less than 30 seconds Fox jumped out to a 2-0 lead.  The Indians didn't fold and answered back on a goal from Nolan Slachetka, assisted by Dylan Cook, to get back within one goal.  In the second period the Indians took advantage of a powerplay when Spencer Denbeste found Jeff Rahilly on the back door open for the tying goal.  That would be all of the scoring in the period and at the end of two periods the game was tied at 2 a piece.  Early in the third period Spencer Silver won the race for the puck in the Fox zone and chipped it to Zak Lasley who backhanded it between the legs of the Fox goalie for the go ahead goal.  Fox didn't quit and came back to even the score two minutes later and from that point neither team could muster the winning goal.  In the 4 on 4 overtime both teams traded scoring chances in end to end action, but the game would go to a shoot out to be decided.  In the shoot out Fox scored on their first shooter, however Aidan Curry shut the door after that and Nolan Slachetka scored to even the score in the first three shooters.  Therefore the game would decided by extra shooters and on the fourth round Spencer DenBeste beat the Fox goalie high and Curry stood tall against the Fox shooter to take the win.

 

The Indians now travel to Lansing next Friday and Saturday to take on Meijer AAA, with Saturday being an all important MAHA league plan in game at the Suburban Ice rink at 11am

Saturday
Jan212017

Fox tops the Soo 5-2

Saturday afternoon the Soo Indians took on Fox Motors from Grand Rapids,  Early on Fox took control scoring two goals in the first period, 1 in the second, and two more in the third to take a commanding 5-0.  Finally the Indians woke up and started to pressure Fox and at the 10:24 mark Kyle Lake found the puck in front of the net and buried the rebound for the first goal, assists went to Jacob Hubbard and Nolan Slachetka.  Two minutes later Slachetka broke in on the wing and put a shot past the Fox netminder to pull back within three.  From that point the Indians had several more good scoring opportunities but could not convert leading to a final score of 5-2.  Jordan Lawday took the lose in net. 
Both teams return to action tomorrow morning 10am at the Taffy Abel Arena.
Sunday
Jan152017

LFA and the Indians play even 2-2 in Sundays game

Sundays game started with Lake Forrester scoring two goals in the first period for the early lead.  The Indians finally got on the board midway through the second period when Spencer Silver scored on a pass from Nolan Slachetka and Kalvin Hillock.  After two periods the score remained 2-1 in favor of LFA.  In the third period while killing a penalty Dylan Cook stripped the puck from the LFA defenseman then set up Spencer DenBeste on a breakaway, which he made no mistake scoring to even the score.  Both teams had chances but couldn't score and game ended 2-2.  Aidan Curry played excellent in net securing a tie.

 

Next action for the Indians will be at home against Fox Motors at the Taffy Abel arena Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday
Jan142017

Indians and LFA skate to a 3-3 tie

Lake Forrest Academy opened the scoring in the first period on a broken play and bouncing puck, but 30 seconds later Spencer DenBeste beat their netminder on a wrist shot assist by Jeff Rahilly.  Later in the first period LFA regained the lead which they would carry into the second period, however midway through the second Zak Lasley scored from the slot on nice passing from Dylan Cook and Kalvin Hillock to tie it up again.  Less than a minute later Spencer Silver score for a 3-2 lead going into the third period.  In the third LFA scored midway through the period to knot the score again, both teams had several chances but could not convert and the game ended 3-3.  Jordan Lawday played outstanding in net stopping 47 shots in the game.
The Indians will face off tomorrow morning again with LFA at 9am.
Friday
Jan132017

DenBeste tenders with the Springfield Blues of the NAHL

Spencer DenBeste has officially signed a tender for the upcoming 2016-17 season with the Springfield Blues, Spencer in his second season with Indians has scored 46 goals, 50 assists for 96 points in 97 games.  Spencer joins a long list of players that have moved on to Junior careers from the Indians in the last 3 years.
John Pesek- Green Bay Gamblers USHL
Casey Gilling- Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL
Cole Lussier- Amarillo Bulls NAHL

CJ Boothe- Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL

Aston Calder- Surrey Eagles BCHL

Brenden MacLaren- Janesville Jets NAHL

Frankie Pucci- Soo Greyhounds OHL

Andrew Barbeau- Michigan Warriors NAHL

The staff of the Indians congratulate Spencer on his accomplishment and know that he will continue to work hard towards his goals.