Hockey looks to take momentum to Indiana Tech


Kent State’s hockey team gathers for a group break down at the end of practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

Chris Yamnitsky

The Kent State Hockey Club looks to take the momentum gained from last weekend’s games and use it to defeat Indiana Tech University this weekend.

Sophomore defenseman Mike Sullivan says they need to stay consistent with practices through out the week in order to be successful this weekend.

“We need to be sharp all the way around in practice and make sure we are learning from our mistakes in film,” Sullivan said. “We have to come ready to do whatever it takes to win on Friday and Saturday.”

Coach Jim Underwood points out one specific aspect of the team’s game that they have worked on in practice to prepare for this weekend.

“We spent a large amount of time on our penalty kill. Our penalty kill the last four games has struggled because we have put ourselves in certain situations (that) are not helpful,” Underwood said. “At the same time, when we are in really focused on our penalty kill.”

With the Warriors (7-5-1) being only two points behind the Flashes (8-1-1) in the standings, Underwood and his team is expecting a very good, young team.

“This is their second year in the ACHA and they have kids that can just flat out play,” Underwood said. “They’ll have some speed and size,and just like we always expect with league games, it’s going to be a hard fought battle for 60 minutes.”

The Flashes play its last two home games of the semester as they take on the Warriors at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:15 p.m. on Saturday at the KSU Ice Arena.

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