By Bob Wright

Columbus, Ohio – The Anthony Greener-coached UNLV Rebels route to winning a National Championship begins in a playoff game against Drexel University here on Thursday, March 8.

UNLV is ranked #13 in ACHA D1. Drexel is ranked #20 – the very last spot. The winner of this game goes against #4 ranked Ohio in a Final 16 game on Friday, March 9.

The #1 ranked team is Minot State, a team UNLV beat at the City National Arena in Las Vegas.

Totalled, UNLV must win five times to get the gold medal.

UNLV scoring leaders

34 points – Elijiah Barriga 21 goals, 13 assists

32 points – Joseph Kaszupski 17 goals, 15 assists

28 points – Bas Assaf 3 goals, 25 assists

23 points – Cody Williams 12 goals, 11 assists

22 points – Jake Saxe 8 goals, 14 assists

UNLV’s top goalies

Ben Giesbrecht 10-4-0, 2.21 gaa, 91.6% save percentage

Alex Feese 8-3-0, 2.52 gaa, 91.1% save percentage