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Indians drop a heartbreaker 5-4 to the Indiana ice

In a game that saw up and down action the Indians came out on the short end of the score. On the first shift of the game Cole Lussier tipped a shot from Andrew Barbeau at the :37 second mark to go up 1-0, the second assist going to Casey Gilling. Indiana answered back with shorthanded goal to tie the game then scored two more in the first period. In the second period Frankie Pucci found the back of the net with assists going to Trevor Jestadt and Ethan St.Germain to get within one goal. Both teams battled in the third period until Lussier scored his second of the game assisted by Pucci and Gilling to tie the game up. Indiana scored late in the third to go up 4-3. At the three minute mark Pucci won the draw and Lussier fed Gilling who put the puck over the goaltenders shoulder to knot the score at 4-4. With seven seconds remaining Indiana scored their 5th goal to take the win. Brandon Gordon took the lose in net.

Indians face off against Naperville Sabres at 8:30


The Indians down the Utah regulators 3-1

In the first game of the Flint Showcase the starting the scoring :21 second mark Frankie Pucci stole the puck during a penalty kill and put the puck between the Regulators goalies legs for a shorthanded goal. Utah answered back at the 2:02 mark of the second period to tie the game. After that the Indians took control of the game and the 9:00 minute mark Landon Hubbard dropped a pass to Trevor Jesadt who set up Brenden MacLaren who buried what turned out to be the game winning goal. In the third period Trevor Temple buried a shot from the slot with assists going to Seiya Hayata and Nick Cammarata for the insurance mark at 14:03 of the third period. Jared Sauve played solid in the net to take the win.

The Indiana Ice at 11 am tomorrow morning.


On the road to flint for the showcase

The first game of the showcase will be Friday night at 6pm against the Utah Regulators. On Saturday the Indians will face off against the Indiana Ice at 11:30am and the Naperville Sabres at 7pm. In the final game the Indians will play the Belle Tire Selects.


Cleveland takes a 2-1 victory over the Indians in a hard fought contest

In a Sunday rematch both teams picked up were they left of Saturday night with fast end to end action. Cleveland lit the lamp first scoring at the 7:26 mark of the first period to go up 1-0. The Indians fought back at the 4:57 mark of the second period on a power play when Seiya Hayata ripped a slap shot past the Cleveland goaltender, assists going to Frankie Pucci and Casey Gilling. At 5:19 the Barons scored their second goal to take the lead. In the third period both teams traded great scoring opportunities, however neither goalie would allow anything past and the game ended 2-1. Brandon Gordon played stellar in the pipes stopping 36 shots in a losing effort.

Overall Coach Carricato felt "even in loosing the game, the kids played and competed against one of the best teams in the nation and both games had the opportunity to win. We will learn from these games and continue to get better, I was very proud of the teams effort this weekend".

The Indians travel to Flint next weekend to compete in a Showcase event. Their first game will be Friday night at 6 against the Utah Regulators.


Indians fall to the Cleveland Barons 4-2 

In a match up against the Cleveland Barons the Indians came out ready to play and at the 4:22 mark of the first period Ethan St.Germain took a pass from Brian Stack and scored to put the Indians up 1-0. Cleveland answered back at the 14:57 mark to tie the game up. Heading into the second period tied 1-1 the Indians Ethan St.Germain tipped a shot from the point from Seiya Hayata to go up 2-1 at the 5:44 mark with second assist going to Landon Hubbard. Cleveland scored at the 14:47 mark and both teams went to the dressing tied after 36 minutes. In the third period both teams traded golden opportunities until Cleveland jumped out on a breakaway with one minute left in regulation to go up 3-2. The Indians mounted a finally charge but couldn't get it past the Cleveland goaltender and after they retrieved a lose puck with goaltender out Cleveland scored an empty net goal to take the the win. Jared Sauve played outstanding stopping 54 shots in an losing effort.

Both teams Lace up the skates at
10 am Sunday for the second game of the weekend series at the Pullar Stadium.