Frustrating First Weekend Back for Wheaton
Wheaton followed up the 11-2 blowout against Northern Illinois at home with a 7-3 loss on the road versus the Huskies. Although the score was more narrow than last night’s matchup, this game was more firmly in control by the home team than the scoreboard showed. The Thunder were outshot by the Huskies by a tally of 45-14. Sophomore Teddy Townsend, out in Friday night’s game due to injury, did his best in between the pipes to keep Wheaton in the game, but even his 38 saves weren’t enough to earn the goaltender’s team any points out of the matchup.
The one bright spot for Wheaton in an otherwise underwhelming performance was in transfer forward Blake Eitreim’s second game with the Thunder. All three goals for the visiting team were scored by the new forward, and all of them came unassisted. Going forward, the team will look to build upon the new talent they’ve acquired with the hard working lineup they already had in 2016.
Wheaton will next be in action on Friday night, at home, against Western Illinois University. The game will be at 8:40 PM, and will take place at Center Ice of DuPage.