It was a thrilling night of hockey at The Ponds of Brookfield as the MD2 Marquette University Golden Eagles took on the MD2 Illinois State University Redbirds. The Golden Eagles came out firing and took an early lead. The Redbirds were able to keep the game close, but the Golden Eagles were able to pull away in the third period to secure the victory with a final score of 6-3.
The Golden Eagles were led by Michael Helm, who scored three goals in the game. The Redbirds were led by Avery Bochenek, who scored two goals. Both teams had plenty of chances, with the Redbirds taking 28 shots and the Golden Eagles taking 36 shots.
The special teams played a big role in the game, with the Redbirds going 2 for 6 on the powerplay and the Golden Eagles going 0 for 5. Both goaltenders had strong performances, with Payton Aldridge of the Redbirds making 25 saves on 35 shots and Jake Buttice of the Golden Eagles making 25 saves on 28 shots.
In the end, the Golden Eagles were able to come away with the victory, thanks to their strong offensive performance and solid goaltending. Congratulations to the Golden Eagles on the win!