The Calvin Knights ACHA D3 Hockey Team fell to the Trine University Thunder 5-3 on Saturday night.
In the first period the Thunder came out strong and found the back of the net to take an early one goal lead. Soon after the Thunder had taken the lead the Knights struck back with a goal from Jake Oakes with the assist from Jon Hull. Towards the end of the period the Thunder added two more goals to reclaim the lead. The first period ended with the Knights trailing 3-1.
In the second period the Knights fought back hard, but they couldn't find a way to break through the Thunder's defense. With just a few minutes left in the period the Thunder added another goal to their lead. The second period concluded with the Knights still behind by a score of 4-1.
In the third period the Knights finally found the back of the net once again with a goal from Nick Workman with the assist from Will Houskamp. Just minutes after the Knights had scored the Thunder also found the back of the net once again to keep their lead at 3 goals. Late in the period the Knights gave one last push and got a goal from Jon Hull with the helpers from Blake Jarrett and Jake Oakes. The game ended with a Thunder victory over the Knights 5-3.
Knights goaltender Brett Avery played a strong game with 32 saves on the night.