(Fort Wayne, IN) The Saints were swept this weekend in American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) action this weekend. Indiana Purdue - Ft. Wayne took both games of a two game series by the scores of 3-1 and 5-4.
The first game of the series on Friday was a goaltender showdown. IPFW struck first with the only goal of the period at the 12:25 mark. Luc Luthermuer recorded the goal and Kip Kinder had the assist.
The Saints started the scoring in the second period when Levi Burkins tied the game on a power play goal with 8:16 remaining. He was assisted by Jamie O'Conner and Mitch MacLeod. Three minutes later IPFW responded to regain a one goal advantage heading into the third period.
The Saints hung tough but could not break through the IPFW defense. The Mastodons added a late goal with 2:14 to go in the game. Andrew Ebright led the Saints in goal with 35 saves.
The Saints started off the scoring in game two at the 13:34 mark in the first period. The goal was scored by Mitch MacLeod and assisted by Brad Gendel. Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead into the second.
The Saints could not stop the Mastodons attack in the second. They scored four goals to take a 4-1 advantage. IPFW forward Luc Luthermuer recorded two of the four goals.
The Saints came firing back in the third and final period. Shane Leo scored at the 15:41 mark to pull the Saints within 2 goals. Adam Turney answered for IPFW with a goal to extend their lead back to three with just over 8 minutes remaining. However, 17 seconds later the Saints responded with a goal by Tyler Schmatz. The goal was assisted by Brad Gendel and Ty Robbins. Tyler Schmatz added his second goal of the game at the 5:24 mark. Michael Harding recorded the assist on the play. Unfortunately, the Saints could not add another goal and fell 5-4. Andrew Ebright had 47 saves on the night.
The Saints (4-9) host Xavier University on December 4th and 5th at the Ice Box in South Bend, IN. The Puck is scheduled to drop at 7:15pm on Friday night and 12:00pm on Saturday.