The Dawgs go 1-1 this weekend falling in the first game 5-0 but defeated the Colonels the following day 5-4.
In game 1, the Colonels and Dawgs went back and forth with great chances on both sides until EKU struck first on a rebound. The Colonels came out flying in the second period and immediately scored 3 goals in two minutes pushing the score to 4-0. The Dawgs came back getting some keys saves from Freshman goaltender Ryan Dyball but were unable to solve the EKU goalie even hitting multiple posts. The Colonels scored a goal late in the third period to push the final score to 5-0.
In game 2, the Dawgs came ready to play. They controlled play and got an early first period goal from Jack Unterseher. Butler goaltender Jack Sigman was dynamite in the first period and made a number of incredible saves. The Dawgs scored two goals in two minutes midway through the second from Brady Murphy and Jack Unterseher’s second of the game. Ben Otto would score on the power play five minutes later to push the lead to 4-0. Sigman made another incredible glove save in the slot and the Dawgs came back with Captain Noah Brayton scoring on a breakaway to give Butler a 5-0 lead heading into the third period.
The Dawgs let their foot off the peddle in the third and EKU scored four goals in the period to make things interesting. Jack Sigman stood tall in net however and the Dawgs held on for a 5-4 win. With the win they improve to 6-3-1 on the year and 3-1 in conference play. Butler will start play again following Christmas Break at IPFW on January 19th and 20th.