AMES, IA – OCTOBER 24, 1999
The Quad City Ice Eagle Bantam travel team ran its early season winning streak to four with a pair of wins over the Ames Flyers in games played Sunday morning at the Ames rink. Game summaries are included below.
The first game of the morning featured a tight-checking defense-oriented contest that saw both teams battle through two scoreless periods. The Eagles were a little sluggish in the early going, and Goalie Brandon Morgan was busy kicking away 15 Ames shots, as the Flyers enjoyed a 15-8 edge in shots during the first two periods. Things picked up offensively when Defenseman Brandon Balsar fired home the first goal of the game on a long shot along the ice from the right point. Ames tied it up a few minutes later, during a scramble just to the left of Morgan. With about seven minutes to play, Will Hegwein scored an unassisted goal to give the Eagles a 2-1 which they would not surrender, as they scored their third straight win, despite outshot 19-12.
The second game turned out to be a total departure from game one, as the Eagles offense came out flying, scoring five goals on only six shots during the first half of the first period. Will Hegwein started things off as he buried a perfect pass from Austin Busch in the first minute of the game. Minutes later, Brandon Balsar completed a rink-long rush and beat the Ames goalie with a backhander. Then Chad Dotterer scored from in close, and the Eagles were up three. The beleaguered Ames netminder was then victimized twice on breakaways by Right Wing Austin Busch, who cleverly stickhandled around and through the Ames defense. Down 5-0 after one period, Ames tried to come back in the second when they outshot the Eagles 6-1. But Goalie Brandon Kruse kicked out all six Ames shots, while Ryne Takacs had the only shot for Q-C, but it found the back of the Ames net for a 6-0 lead. The third period featured a lot of trips to the penalty box for both teams, but the only scoring came with just over 10 seconds left, with Josh Moon scoring his first of the year, on a great set-up by Busch.
With a record of 4-0, the Eagles are off until next Sunday, when they play two games against the Champaign Chiefs on the “big ice” at the University of Illinois ice rink