CHS Week 12 Recap
By: Russ Eddins @EddinsRuss
Week 12 was filled with weekend sweeps, upsets, outdoor games, and unfavorable ice conditions.
MTSU vs. Tennessee
The University of Tennessee win two close games against Middle Tennessee State University. The Vols won both games by one goal (4-3 and 6-5).
The Ice Vols outshot the Blue Raiders 38 to 30 in game one.
The contest was tied going into the third. Will Schneider scored his second goal of the season seven minutes into the third to win it for Tennessee.
The Game of the Week did not disappoint with a back and forth game.
MTSU scored three power play goals to stay in game two against the Vols, but were outshot 44 to 33.
Connor Frazer led the Ice Vols with one goal and two assists. For the second straight night, Tennessee scored the game-winning goal in the third, this time coming from Seth Hagan, who scored his first and second career goals this weekend.
Auburn vs. South Carolina
The University of South Carolina dominated Auburn University, winning game one 7-1 and game two 6-3.
In game one, South Carolina scored four goals in the first, two in the second, and one in the third.
Tommy Marvin and Dylan Greely recorded three assists each. John Riggs had three goals and one assist.
Going into the third period of game two, Auburn was down 4-1. The Tigers cut the deficit to one early in the third, but the Gamecocks shut the opposition down and scored two more goals.
Georgia Women’s vs. South Carolina Women's
Like the men’s team, the South Carolina women’s team dominated their divisional opponent beating the University of Georgia 11-2.
Alyssa Nardslico had five goals and two assists. Haley McAlarny and Zoe Elwell had four points, and Morgan Giard had three.
This was the South Carolina women’s team's first divisional game. They had 73 shots to Georgia’s 19.
Miami vs. Florida Southern
Florida Southern College had a large 12-1 victory against the University of North Florida on Friday night. They traveled down to Kendall Ice Arena the next day to play the University of Miami.
Going into the game, Miami was behind Florida Southern by two points. Despite a convincing 6-0 win, because FSC beat UNF on Friday night, Miami remains second in CHS D3.
Miami scored one in the first, four in the second and one in the third. Mathieu Schneider led the Hurricanes with three goals and two assists.
Tampa D2 vs. USF
The University of Tampa’s D2 team wins twice against the University of Southern Florida. With two divisional wins, Tampa D2 has momentum going into the break.
In game one, Tampa led 2-0 going into the second, but the Ice Bulls put up three goals in the second to take the lead. The Spartans would respond with three in the third to win 5-3.
The Spartans scored four in the third to win the game two 6-4 and sweep the Ice Bulls at home. Ryan Steiner’s hat trick and goalie Ethan Marich's .909 save percentage led Tampa to the win.
South Carolina Freshman Tommy Marvin earns Player of The Week honors
Marvin, a Michigan native, scored two goals and five assists for seven points in two games against Auburn. Marvin is double majoring in international business and finance.
Marvin said the keys to the success of the Gamecocks and himself this weekend were good puck movement, consistently good backchecking, and solid D-zone play, which led to great transitions. They also created a lot of three-on-two and two-on-ones situations.
Marvin is a fast-paced defenseman but plays a “calm” game. He sees the ice well and makes the right plays.
His favorite NHL player is Mortiz Seider because he is an excellent two-way player and is well-rounded.
The University of Mississippi and Vanderbilt University split the weekend series. Both games ended by final scores of 3-2.
A great game from the goalie and captain of the Commodores, Andrew Shearson, backed up by Reese Popkin's two points, led Vandy to a victory Friday night.
The contest was tied going into the third period of game two. Vandy took the lead early in the period, but Michael O’Malley tied the game up with seven minutes left. Freshman D-man Samuel Davies scored his first goal and the game-winning goal not long after.
Tampa D1 thrashed St. Bonaventure University 7-1. The Bonnies are a D1 program in the Upstate New York Collegiate Hockey League and are currently number one in the D1 MyHockeyRankings. They have a 14-1-0 record this season.
John Penetrante had three assists, and Colm Trainer had two goals for the Spartans.
Eastern Kentucky University sweeps High Point University D3 and Kennesaw State University sweeps University of Tennessee D3.
The University of Georgia vs. University Alabama game was cancelled due to unfavorable ice conditions.
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