Thunder Swept by WIU
The Wheaton Hockey team was back in action tonight, playing the second of two games at home against Western Illinois this weekend. The Thunder fought hard all night, but again succumbed to a slow start, going into the locker room after the first period trailing 5-1. Wheaton managed to bring the score to 6-3 during the second period, but some mental errors led to two quick goals in the last two and a half minutes of the period. The Thunder came out in the third with much tighter and error free play, shutting out WIU for the final frame, but were only able to muster one goal in the period. Once the last buzzer rang, the team found themselves on the short end of an 8-4 final score. Although looking at the results it was a disappointing weekend, there were several positives that the team will come away with from the weekend, along with many areas where they know they need to improve upon. With these takeaways, the Thunder will regroup with a week of practices, and will be right back at it again this coming Friday at 8:40, when they will take on Northern Illinois University at Center Ice of DuPage. Following the game, as always, there will be a free fan skate for all who attend the game. Come show your support on the 22nd for the Wheaton Hockey team as they continue to fight for a playoff spot!