Sunday, January 13, 2019

ZACH LAWSON’S LATE-GAME SHORT-HANDED GOAL

BEN GIESBRECHT AWESOME IN NET 

IGNITES UNLV REBELS TO 4-3 WIN OVER #7-RANKED ARIZONA 

Special to Vegas Hockey 

Tucson – Zach Lawson’s late-game short-handed goal which blasted in low glove and an awesome effort from goalie Ben Giesbrecht rewarded the UNLV Rebels with a staggering 4-3 win over #7-ranked Arizona here Sunday at the Tucson Community Center.

“Zach’s goal was really a great one,” said UNLV Rebels coach Anthony Greener. 

UNLV had a 3-0-1 record in its weekend road games against ASU and Arizona  and lifted their season record to 14-4-0.

The UNLV goal scorers in order were Paxton Malone, Jared Turcotte, freshman Kane Toriumi and LawsonToriumi’s goal was his first as a Rebel.  Toriumi grew up playing hockey with Jared Turcotte in Westlake Village, California.

Greener said “… we played a team game today. Got the puck behind Arizona’s D, finished our hits and our power play went 2 for 4. Lawson’s goal was big as were our special teams which really helped us today.”

This was an awesome win, one of the greatest for UNLV – although the Rebels have won big games previously including last season with a win over #1 ranked Minot State.