Wheaton Ends the Season on a Bittersweet Note
Wheaton and SIU-E played a very close game that was hard fought on both sides, but the Cougars ultimately came away with a 2-0 victory, putting a bitter note on the Thunder’s senior night and final game of the season. Both goalies had stellar performances: Wheaton goalie Ted Townsend had 33 saves on 35 shots against, and Cougar Goalie Chandler Johnsen had 22 saves to secure the shut out. During the first intermission, Wheaton had a ceremony to honor the seven members of the team that will graduate and move on to the professional world. Danny Puknaitis, Jack Nussbaum, Anders Erikson, Austin Alianiello, David Clark, alternate captains Phil Rodriguez, Matt Bowman, and captain Isaac Melin were important members to the Wheaton College hockey team this year as well as years past, and will be sorely missed as the Thunder go into next season.