The Tennessee Ice Vols used six power play goals to defeat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 9-1 Saturday at the Icearium in Farragut, Tennessee, to move to 2-0 on the season.
Jacob Favory tallied the game winning goal 11:56 into the first period, his first of two goals Saturday night.
Ice Vols head coach Cole Burkhalter was pleased with his team’s performance.
“I think we came out and accomplished a lot,” Burkhalter said, “We’re still in the early stages of the season. We’re working on growing towards a finished product, and there’s a few bumps in the road, but we’re putting the pieces together slowly, but surely.”
The Ice Vols grabbed the lead less than five minutes into the game, when Lucas Despins found Gage Despins in front of the net. Despins shot the puck past Chandler Charman. Tennessee continued to pile on the goals in the first period, as Favory and Austin Scheidt found the back of the net.
Corey Jenks scored Eastern Kentucky’s lone goal on a 5-on-3 man-advantage 58 seconds into the second period. The Colonels momentarily seized momentum and nearly scored off of a bad giveaway by the Ice Vols in the neutral zone. Burkhalter called a timeout, and Tennessee regained momentum and never gave it back.
In the second and third periods, the Ice Vols got a goal from each of Chris Weilandt, Michael Roulier, Aaron Liner, Justinas Joksas, Favory and Clint Burkhalter.
The Ice Vols will be back in action next weekend, as they travel to Athens to play the Georgia Ice Dawgs.