Monday, March 28, 2005

Indians finish season with sweep

The Soo Indians finished what could be their final NAHL regular season with a two-game sweep at home against the Youngstown Phantoms last weekend.

Ending with a 33-18-5 record, the Indians finish in second place in the North Division and will play Youngstown in a semi-final playoff series starting this weekend.

Friday night, Glenn Ylitalo scored twice and Jim Pentecost added a solo as the Soo took a 3-2 win. Goalie Jason Kearney made 16 saves.

Drew Satterley was the overtime hero Saturday as his goal 1:57 into the extra session gave the Indians another 3-2 victory. Ylitalo and Marty Gurnoe also scored for the Soo, who got a 20-save performance out of goalie Troy Redmann.

The U.S. National Under-18 Team finished first in the division, followed by the Soo, Youngstown and Fairbanks IceDogs. The Cleveland Barons and Toledo IceDiggers did not qualify for the playoffs. Team USA will play the IceDogs in the other semi-final series.

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