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The Ice Hogs are back in action this weekend with a pair of games in Dallas where the Razorbacks (17-4-0, # 3 in the DIII South Region) will take on DII Texas A&M (16-7-1, # 8 in the West Region). The first game will take place at the Ice Training Center in Richardson, Texas, at 7:30 pm. Then, in what promises to be a highlight of the regular season, the two teams play again on Saturday at the American Airlines Center before the Stars’ game. Face-off time is at 1:30 pm and discounted tickets can be purchased by clicking this link: http://stars.nhl.com/Arkansashockey (Enter password STARS for the discount). In between the Hogs’ game and the Stars’ game, please join the team for a happy hour at the Hard Rock Café.
Entering this important series, the Ice Hogs are riding an eight game winning streak, with wins over Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Texas. The streak also has them in a tie with the Alabama Frozen Tide for first place in the SECHC-West. The Ice Hogs are led in scoring by sophomore forward Taylor Shea (14 G, 14 A), senior forward Justin Gaddy (11 G, 13 A), and freshman forward Marcel Toure (13 G, 4 A). On the blueline, the team is buoyed by senior captain Garrett Meier (5 G, 8 A), sophomore Easton Oliver (2 G, 10 A), and sophomore Taylor Boykin (1 G, 6 A). In net, senior assistant captain Brendan Desjardins, is enjoying a standout year with an overall record of 12-4 and a 2.49 GAA that includes three shutouts.
Off the ice, the team has continued making strides in the community, having hosted Youth Hockey Night, Pink the Rink, and “Skate with the Ice Hogs.” The team has also volunteered its time at youth hockey practices, the Fayetteville City Hospital, and BrookStone Assisted Living.
As the team looks past this weekend, it is excited about the prospect of another deep post-season run. Be sure to continue following the team on its official website (www.razorbackhockey.com) and its organizational Facebook page!