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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.

Indians drop a pair of games to Little Caesars of the weekend 

This weekend the Indians dropped two games by identical scores to Little Caesars on Saturday and Sunday 4-1.  Saturdays games saw Caesars jumped out to a one goal lead in the first add another in the second and two in the third before Nick Castillo jumped into the rush and took a pass from Cooper Smyl to get the Indians on the board, but they couldn’t muster any more goals.  Gabe Rosek was in net for the Indians.
Sunday the teams played even through the first period, then each team added a goal in the second.  Luke Parry followed up on a shot by Adam Brzezecki and put the rebound in the net to knot the score and put the teams tied at the end of 2.  Nolan Dresch had the other assist on the goal.  In the third Caesars scored two more and an empty net goal to cement the win.  Dakota Meyer was between the pipes for the Indians.
The Indians will go back to work this week before heading to the Honeybaked Showcase in Detroit Friday.

Indians fall in two close games over the weekend

This weekend the Indians would battle with Meijer AAA in MAHA Tier 1 action, on Saturday both teams traded opportunities in the first period, but neither team could capitalize.  In the second Meijer took advantage of a turnover to the take the lead, the Indians tried to force the play the remainder of the game, however with the goalie out for the third period for the extra attacker the puck bounced out to the Meier player for an empty net goal and secured the win.  Gabe Roses played outstanding for the Indians allowing one goal on 30 shots.
Sundays game was much the same through the first half of the game until Luke Parry beat the defenseman wide and put a backhand shot past the Meijer netminder for the 1-0 lead.  The Indians held the lead until late in the third period when Meijer scored on the power play with 4:16 remaining to even the score.  Through the remainder of the game and 5 minutes of 4 on 4 overtime the teams traded chances with no winner, therefore the game would be determined in a shoot out.  In the shoot out Meijer took advantage scoring 1 and the Indians were shut out giving the win to Meijer.  Dakota Meyer played excellent stopping 31 of 32 shots faced.
The Indians return to action next weekend at 3pm Saturday and 10am Sunday at the Taffy Abel arena when the take on Little Caesars.

Indians drop a pair to the Kings over the weekend

This weekend the Indians matched up against the Thunder Bay Kings, Saturday saw the Kings jump to an early 3 goal lead in the first period, then added another in the second.  The Indians couldn’t mount a steady attack and were unable to score falling 4-0, Gabe Rosek played excellent in the losing effort.


Sunday mornings game started with each team trading opportunities but neither goaltender would break to allow a goal.  Late in the second Thunder Bay got on the board with a deflected shot from the point to take the lead, then added a second goal in the third period to secure the win and the weekend sweep.  Dakota Meyer played excellent between the pipes.


The Indians will back at the Taffy Abel next weekend 3pm Saturday and 10am Sunday to take on Meier AAA from Lansing MI.