End of an Era
The Thunder season came to an end on Friday afternoon, following a 4-0 defeat in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of Lewis University.
The first period ended scoreless, but Lewis put in two goals in both the second and third periods while shutting out Wheaton. Lewis University will play Northern Illinois University tomorrow afternoon for the MACHA division three championship.
Wheaton, on the other hand, will look towards the future, and hope to build on the success they found over this past season. With four wins, the Thunder notched the most victories they’ve earned since the 2013-2014 season. Much of the core of this year’s team will be returning next year to top this past season’s accomplishments.
The Thunder would not have been able to accomplish as much as they had this past season had it not been for this year’s graduating class. The team would like to wish Spencer Healey, Julian Erb, Zach Naylor, Braden Weber, Joey Mormino, Alternate Captain Spencer Graf, and Captain Brant Goodrich for all of their sacrifices for the team this season and throughout their time playing for the Thunder.
Finally, Wheaton Hockey would like to thank our fans for all of their enthusiasm and support this season, and look forward to another exciting year of Thunder Hockey in the fall semester.