Friday, Feb 2 – UNLV Rebels vs Arizona State at City National Arena
//Final Score – UNLV crushes ASU 8-2; Joseph Kazupski 2 goals, Jake Kearley 2 goals, Viktor Brask, Sheldon Brett, Zach Lawson, Jake Saxe score – Alex Feese winning goalie before sold out standing room only crowd of 1058
Saturday, Feb 3 – UNLV Rebels vs Arizona State at City National Arena, 7:30 pm – Super Bowl Eve
IT’S CRUNCH TIME FOR UNLV REBELS ON SUPER BOWL WEEKEND
By Lee Samuels
Las Vegas – UNLV needs a couple of wins this weekend but to do it the Rebels according to head coach Anthony Greener “need to play with the intensity and grit like we did in our season-opening series against ASU.”
UNLV, ranked #11 nationally in ACHA D1, beat ASU 3-1, 3-2 in their first games of this season.
The Top 20 ranked teams will proceed to the post season ACHA D1 playoffs.
Injuries, some of them bad, have slowed down the Rebels since their road trip to brutally cold North Dakota a few weeks ago.
“So this is now huge weekend for us,” Greener said. “We must be good in our own end and break the puck out of our end.”
UNLV rarely loses on home ice before sellout crowds at City National Arena. What is concerning for the Rebels is that ASU, 10-21-1 overall, is coming into town riding on a three-game win streak.
Here is a look at the last five games for both teams:
ARIZONA STATE (10-21-0 overall)
1-6 at Minot
2-10 at Minot
4-3 over Arizona
4-3 over Oklahoma
3-2 over Oklahoma
UNLV REBELS (16-8-0 overall, ranked #11)
2-6 at Minot
2-3 at Jamestown
2-4 at Jamestown
6-2 at Utah
5-1 at Utah
UNLV’s Top 5 goal scorers
20 – Elijiah Barriga
13 – Joseph Kaszupski
10 – Cody Williams
7 – Kameron Fink
6 – Jake Kearley
6 – Matt Painchaud
6 – Jonah Pearson