Illinois had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-0 win over Indiana.
Illinois managed to stay out of the box better than usual, racking up one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Illinois finished below its season average of 3.0 penalty minutes per game. Illinois forced Indiana goalie Connor Minnick to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Illinois was led by Troy Nelson, who tallied two goals and one assist. Nelson scored the first of his two goals at 3:42 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Illinois. Nelson’s next tally made the score 5-0 Illinois with 5:07 left in the third period. Robert Ernsting picked up the assist. Others who scored for Illinois included Jack Dolby, Jake Cimarusti, and Adam Czarnecki, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Illinois were Thomas Feldman, who had two and Michael Altobelli, Michael DeSalvo, and Nick Pietro, who contributed one each.
Indiana found itself stymied offensively, and got off a mere 12 shots against Illinois’ defense. Indiana did not rack up many penalties in the contest, finishing with only one minor for two minutes in penalty time.
Illinois’ Jack Junge stopped 12 shots out of the 12 that he faced. Illinois registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Connor Minnick made 27 saves for Indiana on 32 shots. Indiana registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.
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