Skatin’ Rebels go 3-2 in first five games of spring semester

Skatin’ Rebels go 3-2 in first five games of spring semester


By Megan Edmunds

The Skatin’ Rebels defeated University of Northern Colorado on Thursday, January 13. In a game that was plagued with penalties, both teams capitalized on man advantages but UNLV ultimately came out on top by a 5-3 final. Antisin, Williams, and Saxe made the scoresheet with goals. Martin was in net for the win, also stopping a UNC penalty shot attempt in the second period.

On Friday, UNLV faced off against Boise State, who the Skatin’ Rebels beat by a score of 4-2 earlier this season during the Beehive Classic in Utah. The slew of penalties continued, however it was a lower scoring game. Boise took a 1-0 win, with the lone goal coming shorthanded in the second period. Eidissen started in net. This game marked the first game all season where UNLV was shut out, and it was the first loss since November 5 against U of Arizona (D1).

UNLV took on the University of Denver (D2) the following day, and ultimately fell in their second consecutive game. Martin returned in net. UNLV scored twice en route to the 4-2 loss, and the tallies came from Saxe and Giers.

The Skatin’ Rebels ended the Colorado Mile High tournament on a positive note, with a win against Metro State on Monday, January 16. In UNLV’s previous meeting with Metro State, the Skatin’ Rebels topped them 10-1. Feese was in net for this 5-3 win. UNLV was scoreless in the first period, but in the following frame, Mayer, Saxe, and Province all scored. In the third, Williams notched a goal and Antisin scored the empty netter to top off the win. After the 2-2 weekend, UNLV remained at the #2 spot in the western region rankings.

UNLV skated back into action at home on Thursday, January 19 against BYU, adding to the win column. Saxe scored the game’s first goal, and then notched another making it 2-0. BYU got on the board in the second period with a goal, and then Ruiz scored to make it 3-1 in the final period. Antisin scored the Skatin’ Rebels final goal, and then BYU notched two goals just ten seconds apart to lessen the UNLV lead to 4-3, which was the final.


Photo Courtesy of Allie Rae Photography