Wednesday, November 19, 2019

By Lee Samuels

Tucson – Back on the road one more time the UNLV Rebels will get onto the team bus to Tucson today to take on #7 Arizona this weekend here at the Tucson Convention Center.

The Rebels will have a team dinner this evening.

This will be a two-game road weekend series – first game Thursday 7 pm, second game Saturday 1 pm.

UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “…the keys for us this weekend is to just play our kind of our game and have some fun.

“Are they going to be tough games? Yes they will be,” Greener added.

Arizona is 11-2-1 overall including their 7-2-1 record on home ice.

Arizona’s last five games look like this:

5-4 over Central Oklahoma

3-1 over Oklahoma

2-3 to Oklahoma

5-3 over Western Michigan

3-2 over Michigan

UNLV, 10-5-1 and ranked #16, is coming off a mind-numbing icy road trip in North Dakota

3-4 OT to Jamestown Jimmies

2-6 to Minot State

2-3 to Minot State – tremendous action in this game

“The plan right now is to get onto a team bus Wednesday, have a nice dinner in Arizona, play Thursday night. Have a day off Friday and play Saturday.”

UNLV’s top goal scorers per official ACHA D1 stats are…


10 – Paxton Malone

8 – Kane Toriumi

6 – D’Andre John

5 – Jayson Dimizio

5 – Hunter Muzzillo

UNLV’s starting goalies vs Arizona will be announced.

The Rebels top line Thursday night will be Brendan Manning, Jared Turcotte and Kane Toriumi.