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Las Vegas – ACHA D1 UNLV got off to an ultra-quick start scoring five time in the first period enroute to an 8-2 win over Williston State here at City National Arena on Tuesday night. UNLV is now 7-3-0 in its first season in ACHA D1. UNLV had balanced scoring while star goalie Ben Giesbrecht got the win.

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Flash Updates from City National Arena Las Vegas

Final Score  – UNLV 8, Williston State 2

UNLV scoring

First Period

UNLV – Daniel Luyton – 1st goal of season – Mitchell Province assist

UNLV – Tristan Mayer, 3rd – assists – Jonah Pearson, Jonas Gordon

UNLV – Viktor Brask, 1st – assists – Jake Kearley, DAndre John 

UNLV – Jake Kearley, 2nd – assists- Cody Williams, Bas Assaf

UNLV – DAndre John, 3rd – assists Jonas Gordon, Kameron Fink 

Second Period 

UNLV – Matthew Painchaud 6th –  assists Jonas Gordon, Kameron Fink

UNLV – Jonah Pearson 1st – assists Cody Williams, Viktor Brask 

UNLV – Bas Assaf 1st – assists- Elijiah Barriga, Matthew Painchaud 

Third Period

Williston scores / UNLV Leads 8-2

4:03 remaining in game 

Game over

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UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht 

Shots on Goal – UNLV  41-14

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Tuesday,  October 24, 2017

Las Vegas – UNLV’s star goalie Ben Giesbrecht will get the start tonight – Tuesday – against Williston State of North Dakota at the City National Arena. Giesbrecht has a 4-3-0 record, 2.14 gaa and a 92.0% save percentage. Ben is listed at 6’1, 220. He is from Vancouver.

Game time is 7:30 pm.

UNLV, 6-3-0 in its first season of ACHA D1, is ranked #14 nationally.


Williston State head coach John Bowkus is in his 4th season with the Tetons. Last winter Williston was ranked #1 in the ACHA D2 Western rankings…Williston has 18 returning players but their star goalie David Krejcik is gone and is now with the NCAA Niagara Purple Eagles…P.J Silveria, who is on the current UNLV Rebels roster, played with Williston last season…When Bowkus was a teenager he skated for AAA Detroit Compuware and later with USHL Sioux City Muskateers and the USHL Waterloo Black Hawks….Bowkus: “As a coach I’ve been blessed to have players who advanced to professional hockey including the NHL. I am even more blessed to have former players who have gone on to have successful careers and beautiful families who stay in touch with me.”

Williston State College is a two-year public college in Williston, North Dakota, part of the North Dakota University System. Founded in 1957, WSC provides general, vocational, and technical education.


ACHA D1 Stat of the Day

Goalie Austyn Roudebush of ACHA D1 Adrian College in five starts has a 5-0-0 record, three shutouts, 0.40 gaa and a 98.1% save percentage. He is from Toledo and is listed at 6’2, 185. Adrian College is in Michigan.