The Butler Bulldogs dropped both games this weekend to the perennial ICHC league winner Indiana University by final scores of 7-2 and 7-1.
The Bulldogs’ first game of the weekend was Senior Night and the Kappa Foundation game which gave the teams a crowd over 400 people, the largest in Butler hockey history. The four Butler seniors – Eric Gentry, Hunter Byram, Noah Brayton, and Jack Sigman – were celebrated in front of family in friends as the founders of the Butler hockey team’s charter which was revived three years ago. The teams traded chances early but Indiana took the game over scoring three goals in the first period. In the second period, the Bulldogs clawed back, holding IU at bay and Captain Eric Gentry popped in a goal to make it 3-1 going into the third period. The Hoosiers pulled away in the third adding two quick goals before Brady Murphy scored for the Bulldogs. Indiana popped in another two goals with under 5 minutes left in the game to push the final score to 7-2.
In the second game of the weekend the Hoosiers came out flying early in the first period scoring four goals in the first period. The Bulldogs slowed down the Indiana offense in the second period only allowing one goal with Brady Murphy scoring his second goal of the weekend for Butler. The Bulldogs again slowed down the Hoosiers in the third behind stellar goaltending from Ryan Dyball holding them to one goal. The Hoosiers added an empty netter late with under four seconds left to make the final 7-1.
Butler’s regular season is now over and now looks forward to their ICHC playoff game. It is unknown at this time what time the game is at but will more than likely play Eastern Kentucky University next Friday.