Ice hockey season ends with a loss

Zac Sommer

Following a 6-1 playoff loss to Western Michigan University on Friday, the Kent State ice hockey team’s season has concluded. 

“I would like to congratulate Western (Michigan) on their playoff victory,” coach Jim Underwood said. “We got behind a couple of goals early in the game and couldn’t recover. (However), I’m very proud of our team as they continued to battle until the very end of the game.”

Kent State allowed four goals in the first period of Friday’s first playoff game before sophomore defenseman Mike Sullivan scored five minutes into the second period.

Western Michigan answered Kent State’s lone goal with two of their own before the end of the second period, giving the Broncos a 6-1 win.

“Top to bottom we (just) didn’t have it today,” junior defenseman Alex Compean said. “It was a privilege to play this season with our graduating seniors. They have taught everyone so much this year and I want to thank them for all their hard work.”

Zac Sommer is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].