Eags Wrap Up Butte-iful Weekend in Montana
Butte, Montana - Eagles gain early first period lead and complete the sweep over Montana Tech to keep them undefeated on the road.
Less than four minutes into the contest Mitch Hunt lit the lamp first for the Eagles, after receiving a pass from Matt Lucero and Greg Lind, he beat the Diggers goalie high glove sending his water bottle to the rafters. Montana Tech replied six minutes later with a goal from Brad Rutherford. With just under four minutes remaining, Matt Lucero tapped in a rebound, assisted by Mitch Hunt and Brandon Stevenson sending the Eags to the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
Eastern came out absolutely buzzing in the second period, peppering the net early. With a man advantage on the power play, Jason Shuck fed the puck to Mitch Hunt leading to a two on one, Hunt distributed the puck to Matt Lucero, who gave it right back to Hunt as he netted his second goal on the night. The Eagles would end the second period with a 3-1 lead over the Diggers.
The third period would entail shut down defense from Eastern Washington as they completed the game with a final score of 3-1.
Eastern's PK was solid again, going 9/9 and 1/5 on the PP. Austin Kirby blocked 43 of 44 shots leading to his 5th credited win of the season. The Eagles record is now 9-1 (4-1) after another big weekend on the road.
The EWU Eagles return home Friday October 26th to face the Washington State University Cougars for the first time this season at the EWU URC.
The EWU Eagles Hockey team is an ACHA D2 club program that plays in the PAC8 Conference. The team plays all home games at the EWU URC. Tickets for all home games can be purchased at the door for $5, EWU students with a valid student ID card will receive free admission. For an upcoming schedule and more information please visit the team website atwww.EWUACHAHockey.com or on Facebook by searching EWU Eagles Hockey.