MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Host Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) scored first and last as the Trine University men's hockey team dropped the game by the score of 4-1.
The Raiders started the scoring with the lone goal of the first period coming away with a goal in the tenth minute. They took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Following a penalty by the Thunder at the end of the first period, MSOE started a man up in the second period and took advantage just 29 seconds into the period.
Trailing 2-0, Trine found themselves with a power-play opportunity of their own at the nine-minute mark the period. They also quickly took advantage later in the same minute when sophomore defender Josh Hinderliter (Wyandotte, Mich.) recorded his second goal of the season. Both freshman Brent Jones (Brighton, Mich.) and sophomore Michael Meisenbacher (Basking Ridge, N.J.) added assists on the goal.
Less than a minute later however the Raiders responded scoring a shorthanded goal and pulling two goals ahead at 3-1 and held that lead into the second intermission.
They iced the game in the 19th minute of the final period with an empty-net goal.
The Thunder fall to 9-13-2 overall and 5-11-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). The loss eliminates them from NCHA postseason contention.
They will finish their season tomorrow, Feb. 9 when they travel to face Concordia University Wisconsin at 5 p.m. EST.