MADELINE RAINERI | Reporter
Recently, the men’s ice hockey ACHA division I team moved up in the rankings, breaking the top five and landing at the fourth spot in its division. Now it faces another high-ranked team, Iowa State.
The Lions beat the defending national champions, the University of Central Oklahoma, on the road, giving the Bronchos their first loss of the season, according to the Lindenwood Lions athletics. The loss sent the Bronchos down into the second-place position, and Minot State advanced to the first-place spot.
Lindenwood will meet the sixth-place-ranked Iowa State University Cyclones this weekend at the Wentzville Ice Arena to kick off a four-weekend home game stretch.
Iowa State University has won five of its past six games but fell to the University of Oklahoma 4-1 at home on October 7. (Cyclone Hockey)
The Lions offense has really been clicking this year. After the wins against Central Oklahoma, it has outscored its opponents 26-12, according to Lindenwood Athletics. The special teams has been effective as well; its power play percentage is nearly 26 percent, and the penalty kill has only allowed four goals on 24 attempts, according to Lindenwood Athletics.
Lindenwood will play Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Both games will be played at the Wentzville Ice Arena and available for live streaming on YouTube.