Ames, Iowa – UNLV won one of its greatest games – if not the greatest in program history – by 2-1 when Kameron Fink of UNLV scored in the 5th round of an OT/Shootout to beat 12th-ranked ACHA D1 Iowa State at the ISU Atena on Saturday night. Kameron fired a snapshot through the five-hole of the Iowa State goalie.
UNLV goalie Ben Giesbrecht stopped five OT/Shootout attempts by Iowa State – this is a massive win for UNLV on Iowa States home ice.
Kameron, 21, is a freshman at UNLV. Last season he was a 31-goal scorer for the Steamboat Wranglers in the Rocky Mountain Jr Hockey League. He is from Aurora, Colorado. In this game Kameron started on the top line with Elijiah Barriga and Jake Saxe.
UNLV 1st Goal – Chase Torontow from Elijiah Barriga in second period
UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “huge win for us tonight but we are going to get a bigger win in two weeks”
Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Lee Samuels
Ames, Iowa – No one said it would be easy on the road, particuarly for the UNLV Rebels who have 16 freshmen on their roster.
UNLV had a tough loss 5-3 to Iowa State here on Friday night. For tonight’s game UNLV head coach Anthony Greener reworked some lines and added ….”Iowa State last night was what we expected – not as skilled as us but they worked hard. We need to win those battles tonight – play with urgency at all times.”
The Rebels, 7-4-0 overall and ranked #14 in ACHA D1, will again start star goalie Ben Giesbrecht in the net here at the ISU Ice Arena. Iowa State, which has been playing in high-tension low-scoring games all season, is 9-2-0 overall and ranked #12. On home ice Iowa State is 7-1-0, scoring 33 goals and allowing only 13 goals.
Faceoff tonight will be 7:30 pm local time.
UNLV’s starting lines:
Kameron Fink, Elijiah Barriga, Jake Saxe
Sheldon Brett, Joseph Kaszupski, John D’Andre
Cody Williams, Jonah Pearson, Tristan Mayer
Zach Lawson, PJ Silvera, Viktor Brask
Bas Assaf, Jake Kearley (one of the best defensemen in Rebels history)
Jonas Gordon, Chase Torontow (hard-checking defenseman)
Trevor Ruiz, Sean Plonski, Connor Hetzel
Since ACHA D1 Williston State left Las Vegas last Tuesday night they lost to Utah State 5-2, then beat San Jose State 9-1. Williston is on a 9 games in 12 days road trip. They play NAU tonight in Prescott.