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Pittsburg tops the Indians 6-2

In the final game of the NAPHL Dixon cup playoffs the Pittsburg Esmark Stars came out on top 6-2.  The Indians took the early lead in the first period on Luke Parry goal, set up by Domenick Evtimov and Cody Carlson.  Esmark fought back scoring 4 unanswered goals in the second period to take the lead.  In the third Pittsburg added another before Carlson scored on a power play from Chase Tallaire and Nolan Dresch, however the Stars added one more before the buzzer for the 6-2 final.  Gabe Rosek took the loss in net.
The Indians next action will be next Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids against Fox Motors.

Indians fall to Wenatchee 2-0

Saturday the Indians Indians met the Wenatchee Wolves, less than 20 seconds in the Indians got caught off the face off and went down 1-0, from that point the Indians pressed hard unfortunately couldn’t break the ice and get on the board.  Late in the third the Wolves added to their lead on a power play.  Despite out shooting the Wolves 29 to 27 they fell 2-0.  Dakota Meyer took the loss in net.
Sunday the Indians will face the Pittsburg Emark Stars at 1115 am at the Troy Sport Plex.

Hayes nets two to top the Madison Capitals 4-3

The second game of the NAPHL Dixon Cup matched the Indians against the Madison Capitals, Madison struck early in the first period for the 1-0 lead.  Late in the first period Nick Castillo found a rebound to even the score, assisted by Cooper Smyl and Colton Hayes, then Hayes stole the puck and went in on a breakaway to beat the Capitals netminder for the 2-1 lead.  The second period saw Madison roar back to take a 3-2 lead before Nolan Dresch made an end to end rush scoring to even the score at 3 a piece, Domenick Evtimov had the only assist on the goal.  Both teams battled back and forth until late in the third when Hayes took a pass from Chase Tallaire and Cooper Smyl with 33 seconds remaining beating the defense and scoring to solidify the win for the Indians.  Gabe Rosek took the win in net.
The Indians will face the Wenatchee Wolve at 215  Saturday at the Troy Sports Plex.

Indians top Sioux Falls Power 4-3 in overtime

In the opening game of the NAPHL Dixon Cup playoffs the Indians came away with a 4-3 win in overtime.  The Power opened the scoring midway through the first period, then added another 8 minutes into the second for the 2-0 lead.  At 8:49 Colton Hayes broke in on the left wing and beat the to goalie high to get within 1, then early in the third on a power play he again put it past their netminder to even the score, assist went to Domenick Evtimov and Nick Castillo.  Sioux Falls fought back scoring on a power play of their own 3 minutes into the third, but with the net empty Warner Young found Chase Tallaire on side of the net who set up Cooper Smyl for the tying goal with 33 seconds remaining to send the teams to overtime.  In the 4 minute 3 on 3 overtime Cody Carlson set up Tallaire in front of the net for overtime winner.  Dakota Meyer took the win in net.
The Indians will face the Madison Capitals next at 6:15, Troy Sports Plex.

Indians battle Lake Forest Prep Academy

This weekend the Indians took on the highly ranked Lake Forest Prep Academy from Chicago IL.  Saturday night LFA scored late in the first period to take the lead and held it until late in third when Cody Carlson scored on scramble in front of the net from Luke Parry and Chase Tallaire to even the score.  With the scored tied at the end of regulation both teams opted for a 3 on 3 overtime for 5 minutes to see if a winner could be determined and with 1:39 remaining LFA capitalized on a turn over to take the win.  Dakota Meyer played excellent in net.
Sundays game was much different as LFA scored in first period, added two more in the second and third for the 5-0 win and Indians couldn’t generate any offense.  Dakota Meyer stopped 30 shots in a loosing effort.  
The Indians will get back to work this week and travel to Detroit Thursday to participate in the NAPHL Playoffs.