Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thunder Earn a Point in Painful Loss

The Wheaton Hockey team went into Bensenville on Saturday for game two of the weekend series against RMU-Black.  Wheaton was able to jump off to a lead in the first, off of Graduate Student Julian Erb’s first goal in only his second game.  However, that lead would disappear in the second, where a big period for the Eagles’ offense would yield 11 shots and 2 goals.  The Thunder would tie the game in the third when freshman Levi  Schultz buried a rebound off a point shot from Brant Goodrich, but after a scoreless overtime period, Wheaton would fall short in the shootout, and lost the game by a score of 3-2.  Although the loss was a disappointing cap to the weekend, it was still a productive trip to Bensenville, as the Thunder were able to pick up 3 points on the road; 2 points for Friday night’s 2-0 victory and 1 point for Saturday night’s shootout loss.  Wheaton will have a couple of weeks to rest and recover before traveling to Peoria to take on Western Illinois on December 2nd and December 3rd.

Drought is Over!

The Wheaton Thunder hockey team went on the road against conference rival Robert Morris University-Black, and came away with the team’s first win in three seasons by the score of 2-0.  An all-around team effort saw the Thunder outplay the Eagles, outshooting the home team by a tally of 46-19.  The score could have been even more lopsided, had it not been for the phenomenal play of RMU goalie Zack Weier, who made 44 saves on 46 shots, including stopping all 27 shots he faced in the second period alone.  On the other end of the ice, however, Wheaton goalie Ted Townsend was equal to the task, making 19 saves and posting his first shut out as a member of the Thunder.  The Thunder goals were scored by assistant captain Davis Melin, who lit the lamp less than a minute and a half into the game, and second-year graduate student Spencer Healy, who continues to make his presence known in his first season.  The Thunder will be right back in action again on Saturday night, in Bensenville against RMU.  Puck drop will be at 7:50 PM.

Wheaton Take on RMU Eagles

The Thunder will travel to Bensenville this weekend to take on Robert Morris University on Friday and Saturday nights, at the Edge II Ice Arena.  Both teams will be looking for their first wins of the season against a conference rival, but the Thunder will be building off of the momentum they gained in a well played game against Lewis on Saturday, November 12th; the last time they were in action.  The games will take place at the Edge II Ice Arena (not to be confused with the Edge Ice Arena, which is in the same area) at 8:50 and 7:50, respectively.  Come make a small road trip to support the Thunder hockey team as they take on a conference rival this weekend!

Thunder Fall Short in Home-Opening Weekend

Wheaton College opened their home games this weekend against the Lewis University Flyers, dropping both games.  Friday night’s game was a flat performance by the Thunder, as Lewis won the contest by a score of 10-0.  Wheaton came back with a much stronger performance in Saturday night’s game, holding the Flyers to a pair of goals, in large part due to the stellar performance of sophomore goalie Ted Townsend.  However, a couple of unfortunate no-goal calls against Wheaton, including a waived-off goal with three seconds remaining in the game, prevented the Thunder from tying the game.  Although the team had a much better all-around performance in Saturday evening’s game, Lewis still prevailed again, this time by a score of 2-1.  Wheaton takes on rival Robert Morris University next weekend in a pair of road games in Bensenville, where the Thunder hope to earn their first victories of the season, and gain some momentum as the season picks up.