Hockey shuts out Robert Morris to cap weekend sweep


Brad Hoelzer brings the puck up the ice with a Robert Morris College player behind him. Erica Magda

By Jim Shay

It did not take long for Illini hockey to rebound from its first loss in almost two years.

Led by two goals from senior forward Johnny Liang, No. 1 Illinois capped a weekend sweep of visiting Robert Morris college with a 6-0 shutout Saturday night.

The game started slowly for Illinois, who struggled early on against a packed-in Eagles defense, before junior Matt Jennings opened the scoring with 4:58 left in the first period.

Illinois now looks toward a home series against University of Michigan-Dearborn beginning Nov. 14.