Saturday, January 12, 2019


University of Arizona 4, UNLV Rebels 3 OT

UNLV goal scorers

Sean Plonski

Cody Williams

Joe Kaszupski

UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht


Saturday, January 12, 2019


By Lee Samuels

Tucson – To be the best, you have to beat the best. Which is what the UNLV Rebels are facing when they take on #7-ranked University of Arizona here Saturday 1 pm at the Tucson Event Center.

Arizona is 17-4-0 overall including its 10-1-0 record on home ice here.

UNLV, 13-4-0 and ranked #13 nationally, is coming off two road wins over ASU but will face a bigger, stronger challenge in this two-game series.

UNLV coach Anthony Greener said “…we are definitely in for a change of pace – Arizona brings speed and skill and plays with a physical force. We have to be ready for this. We’re definitely up to this task against them.”

Let’s take a look at Arizona’s last five games:

University of Arizona

3-0 over Mississippi State

3-0 over ASU

4-0 over ASU

2-4 to Grand Canyon

11-2 over Grand Canyon

Arizona’s top scorer is Bayley Marshall with 16 goals, 24 assists. He has scored eight of those goals on powerplays.

UNLV is planning to start Ben Giesbrecht, a sensational goalie with a tremendous skillset, in this game Saturday.