Saturday, November 11, 2017
Las Vegas – Game Two of this historic series with UNLV and #1 ranked Minot will be tonight – Saturday – at City National Arena. Opening faceoff is 7:30 pm.
Friday, November 10, 2017
#1 ranked Minot 1
#15 ranked UNLV 2
Las Vegas – In one of the greatest team performances in Las Vegas hockey history at any level of the game the UNLV Rebels got clutch goals from Joseph Kaszupski and Tristan Mayer plus an awesome effort from goalie Ben Giesbrecht to beat #1 ranked Minot 2– l on Friday night at the City National Arena.
Minot came into this game with a record of 14-0-0 and had taken apart ASU by seven goals on Thursday night.
The City National Arena was sold out and the game had a blue-spark electric playoff feel to it. The game winning goal was set up by Kaszupski who fired a cross-ice pass to Mayer who scored.
It is staggering to have UNLV play at such a high level in its first season of ACHA D1. The Rebels roster was constructed by head coach Anthony Greener and his top assistant coach Nick Robone.
Rebels GM Zee Khan said “we knew we had the talent to win a game like this. Is this the greatest win of all time in Las Vegas hockey history — I would say yes.”
Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “for our program this is by far our biggest win in our program history. But the job is not over yet. If we can win two games against the best team in the country it will really put our program on the map. I’m proud of our players and staff.”
Rebels coach Nick Robone added “this is really is a great win for our program and what we are trying to accomplish. We are proud of our team and hoping for a similar effort against Minot here on Saturday night.”
UNLV Goal – Joseph Kaszupski – 8th Goal this season; assist Cody Williams
UNLV Goal – Tristan Mayer 4th from Joseph Kaszupski, Jonas Gordon
Shots – UNLV 15, Minot 13
UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht
We will update the biggest game ever for UNLV in its battle vs #1 ranked Minot tonight from City National Arena in Las Vegas.