Rough Start to the New Year
Wheaton started out 2017 with an 11-2 drubbing at the hands of Northern Illinois. The Thunder started off the scoring off of a power play goal from Davis Melin with 4:37 left in the first, but NIU would even the score between time ticked off the clock for the first period. The Huskies would open the scoring in the second. Nathan Davis would level the board less than a minute later, but the second frame ended with the Thunder trailing 5-2, and six more unanswered goals in the third would bring the final tally to 11-2 in favor of the visiting squad.
The Thunder will be in action again tomorrow night against Northern Illinois again. Wheaton will look to repeat the strong start they had from this evening, but maintain that level of play for a full sixty minutes in tomorrow evening’s game.