By: Melanie Rau
On Saturday, February 4th, the Mizzou Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes faced off at 4:30 P.M. at Washington Park Ice Arena. This was the second meeting in a row between the two teams. Mizzou won the first game of the series 4-3. Unfortunately, the Tigers could not sweep the Hawkeyes in this series. Last night, Mizzou fell to Iowa 4-3 in what was one of the closest college hockey games of the season.
Things did not start off well for Mizzou. At 2:28 in the first period, Iowa got one past Mizzou’s Brendan Haselhorst. Less than 7 minutes later, Mizzou’s Dan Jeffries tied the game. Less than a minute later, Iowa scored again to regain the lead over Mizzou.At 8:16 in the second period, Brendan Wilson of the Mizzou Tigers tied the game back up 2-2. Brendan Haselhorst made some amazing saves in this period to keep the game tied. Mizzou’s offense had some amazing chances of their own, but could not get any in the net.
The Tigers and the Hawkeyes were tied at the start of the third period. Much like the second period, both teams were having great scoring chances. None were getting through until Dan Jeffries got his second of the night to put Mizzou in the lead 3-2. 3 minutes later, Iowa tied the game again and the intensity grew. However, it was Iowa that scored the game-winning goal with 2:46 remaining in the game to take the lead 4-3. That is all she wrote for this close game, folks.
Check out Mizzou Hockey for one last time this season in the Border War Hockey Showdown against the KU Jayhawks at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri.