Illini overcome Redbirds 3-2 in overtime during season opener
Illini take the win with 7 seconds left in OT
Monday, September 30, 2019 / 8:32am
Credit: Carson Gourdie - DailyIllini
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Although the team made it harder than it had to be, in the end, the result Illinois hockey wanted still came: a season-opening victory over Illinois State.

Behind an incredibly strong defensive performance and a clutch goal from junior forward Thomas Kolaz in overtime, the Illini (1-0) were able to hold off in-state foe Redbirds (2-2) in overtime 3-2.

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