1-25-15 - Bears Battle D2 Teams to 1-0-1 Weekend
Your UNC Bears had a great pair of games this past weekend. On Friday night they defeated the Div.2 Weber State Wildcats 9-4. Leading the way was Ansel Duesenberg with 4 goals, Mitch Bailey with 2 goals, and singles from Colin Chmelka, Kevin Garske, and Charlie Marchese. Owen Rauer picked up the win in net blocking 31 shots. On Saturday, the Div.2 Utah State Aggies came to the Ice Haus. The game went back and forth, with the end result being a 5-5 Overtime tie. The two teams participated in a Shootout which the Bears won 2-1, but the game will count as a tie for ranking purposes. Owen Rauer was inbetween the pipes again, stopping 41 shots. Scoring for the Bears: Colten Foster, Corbin Fitzgibbons, Kevin Garske, Cameron Taggart, and Mike Tabrum.
Next weekend the Bears have a Home-and-home series with the #3 ranked Metro State Roadrunners. Come "Pack the Haus" Friday night and cheer on your Bears Hockey Team!
1-10-15 - Bears Add 4 Power Players for 2nd Semester
Your UNC Bears added 3 familiar faces and 1 new one to their roster this week. Returning to the Bears: Corbin Fitzgibbons, Ansel Duesenberg, and Cody Thompson. Fitzgibbons was the leading scorer for UNC last season (20G-22A in 30 GP) and will co-Captain the team with Colten Foster. Duesenberg is a big power forward who was a huge offensive threat for the Bears last season (21G-14A in 23 GP). Thompson was UNC's fifth leading scorer last season (18G-13A in 29 GP) and brings a lot of energy to the ice. All 3 players bring Jr 'A' hockey experience with them.
New to the Bears this semester is Colorado Springs native Colin Chmelka. Colin has spent the last two seasons playing for the Osoyoos Coyotes of the KIJHL Cdn Jr B league in British Columbia. In 123 games, Chmelka was an offensive threat with 71G-84A, was voted team MVP in his rookie year, and captained the Coyotes last season.
The Bears coaching staff are very excited about these additions, and should help the team reach their goal of attending the ACHA Div3 National Tournament in Alabama in March.
12/7/14 - Bears Wrap up first half at #4 spot
Your Bears completed the first half of their season with a weekend split of the previously undefeated CSU Rams. Friday night was a hard-fought 3-2 victory for UNC in front of a 1,000+ sellout crowd at the Ice Haus. Colten Foster led the way for the Bears with two goals, and Cam Taggart picked up the game winner. Owen Rauer stopped 25 of the 27 directed his way in the Bear's net. Saturday the Bears got into penalty trouble and dropped a 5-2 (empty net goal) to CSU in Ft Collins. Colten Foster & Brady Christiaens picked up the UNC goals, with Rauer stopping 21 of 25 shots in the losing cause. Your Bears remain in the #4 Pacific spot in the 2nd round of rankings just recently released.
11/23/2014 - Bears win 2 of 3 at Clash in the Corn Showcase
Your Bears just finished competing at the ACHA D3 Clash in the Corn Showcase this past week, held in Sioux Center, IA, and hosted by Dordt College. The Bears faced the host team Thursday night, promptly handing the Blades a 6-3 pounding. Scoring for UNC -- Taggart, Tabrum, Morrison, Bailey, Pond, and Cupples. Chomyn blocked 27 of 30 shots for the win. Friday afternoon brought tougher competition, with your Bears facing the #1 ranked University of Arkansas. Two power play goals by the Razorbacks proved to be the difference as they defeated UNC 2-0. Rauer played a strong game in net, stopping 25 of the 27 shots he faced, but the Bears were unable to solve the Arkansas netminder who blocked all 26 shots thrown his way.
Saturday morning your Bears faced a feisty squad from Bradley University and quickly disposed of them 8-4. Bears scorers: Taggart, Bailey, Cupples, Garske, Christiaens, and Foster with a hat-trick. Rauer was in between the pipes, stopping 32 of 36 shots.
The Bears would like to wish their fans a Happy Thanksgiving. Let's fill our barn for our Dec 5th game vs our arch-rivals from CSU!
Friday, Jan. 30th
#3 Metro State
9pm - Greeley Ice Haus
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