January 19th, 2018
Cougars, Nosser, defeat Illini in OT
The DII SIUe Cougars were able to secure 2 points in the MACHA Gold standings with a big 5-4 overtime win against #23 University of Illinois Friday night at the East Alton Ice Arena. The Cougars entered the game in 3rd place in the MACHA Gold standings and ranked 18th in the Central Region as they look to gain traction to finish out the regular season with 5 games remaining.
Junior Goalie, Justin Nosser (Edwardsville, HS), led the way in net for the Cougars as he stood strong against the Illini stopping 54 shots, while Cougar Captain and Junior Forward, Andrew Bond (St Louis Jr Blues, NA3HL), secured the win with his overtime goal 47 seconds into the overtime period. The Cougars also received goals from Lucas Tucker (Edwardsville, HS), Jason Sperry (Collinsville, HS), Tyler Gilleland (Islanders, USPHL) and Trevor Henson (AIC Prospects, AAA), before Bond finished the game off in overtime.
SIUe DII will get right back to it on Saturday at 5:45 PM as they go for the weekend sweep against the University of Illinois at the East Alton Ice Arena. All SIUe college students with college ID and youth hockey players with high school or club jerseys will be given free admittance.