The Dawgs push their win streak to five games after sweeping the weekend series over the University of Indianapolis with final scores of 6-2 and 6-3.
In game 1, the Dawgs started fast again with an early power play goal from Eric Gentry. The Greyhounds got the goal right back with a power play goal of their own. It was all Butler from then on with two more goals scored immediately after from Jesse Longtin and Noah Brayton. The Dawgs continued to roll during the second period with two more goals from Brady Murphy and Noah Brayton’s second of the game. The first line continued to roll for Butler as Ben Otto scored in the third period to push it to 6-1. The Greyhounds added a goal in garbage time with a minute to play to push the final score to 6-2. The Dawgs widely outshot the Greyhounds (52-23), and the first line of Brady Murphy, Ben Otto, and Noah Brayton combined for 8 points and 4 goals.
In game 2, the Greyhounds showed that they were not going to be taken lightly. Indianapolis scored two goals quickly to put the Dawgs back on their heels. Butler’s first line continued showing their scoring touch with a another power play goal from Brady Murphy. The Dawgs went into the first intermission down by a goal, but Coach Gasior clearly said something to motivate the team in the locker room because the Dawgs came out flying in the second period. After dominating the first seven minutes of the period, Captain Noah Brayton scored a power play goal to tie the game at two. Butler later scored two goals in less than a minute from Ben Otto and Jack Unterseher’s first goal of the season to take a 4-2 lead into the intermission. Jack Unterseher scored again halfway through the third period to extended the Butler lead to three. The Hounds scored a fluke, “knucklepuck” goal with five minutes left in the third to make things interesting before Jake Vance scored his first goal of the year on an empty net to give Butler a 6-3 win.
With a record of 5-1, the Dawgs have now tied their win total from all of last year and have had their best start since the return of the team a few years ago. The Dawgs return to the ice next week on Friday, November 3rd at Notre Dame for a one game series against the Irish.