NIU hockey avenges loss to Ice Eagles

After losing a close game to Robert Morris University-Springfield 3-2 on Friday, NIU avenged its loss to the Ice Eagles by beating them on Saturday, 7-5.

NIU took both meetings from RMU last season.

 The Huskies (7-5-2) put over 50 shots on goal against RMU junior goaltender Jairon Walk in the first contest, but would beat him just twice.

"We just couldn’t get things going in the first game," said NIU head coach Greg Chromy. "When you put that many shots on the goaltender, you expect more than two goals."
The Ice Eagles (4-4-2) led all the way in the first game as NIU could not figure out Walk, who has started all but one of RMU’s games this season.

Sophomore Craig Haa started in net for the Huskies on Friday and would take the tough loss. After starting his fifth straight game and seeing time in ten consecutive games, Haa was relieved in the weekend’s second game. Sophomore Alex Alessi, who started the game, and junior Kenny Schatz combined for the victory.

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