Monthly Archives: October 2016

Wheaton Hockey Launches Apparel Store

The Thunder hockey team has officially revealed their online merchandise store!  Items such as jackets and hoodies can be purchased directly from the site.  Products that can’t be found directly on the website can be custom ordered by contacting the managers of the merchandise website.  Wheaton Hockey is looking forward to their partnership with DecoNetwork on their new merchandise website!

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Tough Opening Weekend Provides Some Optimism

The Thunder fell to 0-2 after their opening weekend of games against Washington University in St. Louis.  Friday night’s final score was a tally of 9-0, as Wheaton was victim to a slow start to the game.  The Thunder gave up 3 goals in the first four minutes, and playing from behind by multiple goals from the opening minutes of the game proved to be too much for the team, as they could only muster 17 shots on the game.  Wheaton played a stronger game on Saturday, but still lost by a final of 6-3.  Even though this weekend brought a rough start to the season, Saturday’s loss brings reason for hope as the Thunder look ahead in the season.  Two of the three goals were scored by new players; the first coming from freshman Levi Schultz, and the second by Spencer Healey, a graduate student in his first season with the Thunder.  Freshman Nathan Davis also contributed to the third Thunder goal; he would be credited with the primary assist on the goal scored by junior Luke Grogger.  Moving forward, Wheaton will look for these new players to continue their strong contribution, as well as increased production from returning veterans.

Thunder Open Season on Road

Wheaton will begin the regular season on the road tonight, facing Washington University in St. Louis.  This game will be the first MACHA league game for WashU, as they start their inaugural season in the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association.  The Thunder will look to get a strong start to the season in their opening weekend.  With several important losses to graduation over the offseason, Coach Matthew Ference and the rest of the team will look to several key returning players, as well as some incoming freshmen, to step up and fill those roles previously held by players no longer on the roster.  The first two games of the season will be important for Wheaton, as they will serve as important litmus tests after three strong weeks of preseason practice.