Hockey club hosts Wright State

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

One team will get its first win of the season this weekend, as the winless Eastern hockey club takes on 0-4 Wright State in a two-game series this Friday and Saturday at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville. Friday’s game is set to start at 8 p.m., while Saturday’s game has a start time of 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Panthers had a week off last week to recover from a two-game sweep at the hands of the University of Iowa. Eastern is 0-6 so far this season.

The Panthers are led by sophomore Andy Insalaco, who has three goals and two assists for five points so far this season.

Junior goalie Zach Peifer will again get the start in goal.

Eastern senior Mike O’Dea and freshman Colin Renville were listed as injured but both practiced this week. Junior Brock Drews and freshman Tommy Minard were also listed as injured, with their status for this weekend’s games still unclear.

Wright State, coming off losses to Bowling Green and Saint Louis University, is led by senior forward Florijan Ureker, who has one goal and one assist. Senior Connor Osowski and freshman Chad Karns have split time in goal for the Raiders. Osowski has an 8.4 goals against average, while Karns has a goals against average of nine.

Senior defenseman Sam Nusbaum is out for Wright State with a broken wrist.


Dominic Renzetti can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].