Sunday, November 18, 2018

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Score Update

1st Period

UNLV leads 1-0

Joe Kaszupski (5th goal of season) from Jared Turcotte

2nd Period –  UNLV leads 4-0

Jared Turcotte (5th) from Andrew Marshall, Trevor Perverzoff

Andrew Marshall (2nd) from Chase Torontow, Trevor Perverzoff

D’andre John (1st) – unassisted

3rd Period – UNLV wins 6-1

Andrew Marshall (3rd) from Cody Williams

Paxton Malone (8th) from Kameron Fink

UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht

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Star reporter Bethany Drysdale will post her game story tonight on Vegas Hockey

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Update – Rhode Island 2, Alabama 1 in consolation game

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Pre-Game Story

By Lee Samuels

Chicago – Let’s Get it On. The two best teams. Gold is on the line.

UNLV takes on Illinois for the all that matters in the championship game today at the Chicago Classic Tournament inside of Johnny’s IceHouse East.

“Illinois will be the best team we have played all season,” said UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener. “In big games your greatest players step it up and that’s what we’re hoping to see today.”

Greener said goalie Ben Giesbrecht will get the start in net “because Bennie played so well yesterday.”

Giesbrecht, 21, is from Vancouver and is listed at 6’1, 220. He played in 10 playoff games as a top goalie for AJHL Olds Grizzlys in junior hockey. This is Big Ben’s second season with UNLV.

Greener added “in games like this messages and game plans are short and sweet.

“Stay disciplined.

“Play our game. 

“This is a huge opportunity for this group of UNLV players to play in their first championship game,” Greener said.

Game time here is 3 pm. This is the final UNLV game for the first semester of play. The Rebels are 10-4-0 going in today.

Go to the UNLV Rebels hockey twitter feed for a link to live game video.

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Per Elite Hockey which tracks players statistically UNLV Rebels captain Cody Williams has 97 career goals. Cody is a senior.

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After the game star reporter Bethany Drysdale of Vegas Hockey will file her complete game report.

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The gold medal game today has been moved to Johnny’s IceHouse East because of a Zamboni breakdown on the West rink during the UNLV game yesterday….Alabama vs Rhode Island consolation game here at noon local time.