Men’s ice hockey extends winning streak at home against Ohio University [Photo Gallery]


Photo by Jessica Spivey

Junior forward Andy Willis, sophomore forward Zach Aughe, and freshman forward Max Helgeson celebrate together after scoring a goal against Ohio University during a home game at the Centene Community Ice Center on Friday, Jan. 29. Lindenwood won the game by a final score of 9-0.

Jessica Spivey, Photo Editor

Lindenwood’s men’s ice hockey team returned home for the first time since Nov. 14 with a pair of dominant wins over Ohio University on Friday and Saturday.

The Lions out-scored Ohio 15-4 across the two games, with a 9-0 shutout on Friday and a 6-4 win on Saturday, giving the team now seven wins in a row.

On Friday, freshman Max Helgeson led the way, netting his first hat trick as a Lion. Freshman goalie Trent Burnham tallied 32 saves in earning the shutout victory against the Bobcats.

Ohio got back on track offensively on Saturday, but were once again unable to slow down the Lions, who scored at least six goals in a single game for the seventh time this season.

Lindenwood outshot the Bobcats 44 to 27 in the 6-4 win. Junior goalie Stephen Friedland got the start in goal, but was later replaced by Burnham after 25 minutes who made 16 saves on 17 shots faced.

Now sitting at 13-3-0 overall and 8-0-0 in league play, the Lions haven’t lost since Oct. 24 vs. Air Force. They’ll once again take on Ohio on the road next Friday and Saturday in Athens, Ohio.

Written by Dominic Hoscher