3-18-15 Bears Grab #10 Spot at National Tourney!
Your Bears hockey team battled three tough teams at Nationals last week in AL and came away with 1W-2L record. The opening game was against Atlantic #1 seed Bryn Athyn College, immediately the Bears fell into penalty trouble and could not recover. The final result was a 6-2 loss. Second game of pool play was not any easier, with your Bears facing the #2 North seed Hope College. The game went back and forth before Hope pulled away with a goal late in the third to earn the 5-3 win. The Bears had a chance to redeem themselves in their final game, defeating the #3 South seed NC-Wilmington by a score of 6-0. The winner of the ACHA Div.III title went to Michigan State University.
The Bears now focus on their jump back up to ACHA Div.II play next fall, with the Coaching Staff hard at work on bringing in some great recruits. Once again we would like to thank you all for your solid support this past season and look forward to seeing you "Pack the Haus" next fall.
2-22-15 Bears Win at Regionals, Head to Nationals!
Your Bears hockey team traveled to Bensenville IL last weekend with one goal in mind -- win and go to the National Tournament for the first time in 8 years. In the opening round, your Bears faced #9 ranked Missouri State and defeated them soundly 10-1. Scoring 2 goals each were Duesenberg & Chmelka, with singles going to Garske, Taggert, Fitzgibbons, Bailey, Christiaens, and Pougnet. Owen Rauer made his return to the UNC net after missing 6 games to injury, stopping 30 shots for the win. Saturday's game featured a rematch with the tournament host Robert Morris University, who knocked the Bears out of Regionals last season. Your Bears came out victorious 4-3 in a hard fought game. Scoring for the Bears were Taggert, Bailey, Garske, and Duesenberg. Rauer picked up the win again blocking 20 shots, while the Bears peppered the RMU goalie with 49. The Bears have two weeks of rest and practice before heading to Alabama March 9th. If you would like to help the team reach their financial goal for attending Nationals, please go to the "Sponsorships" page above and make a tax deductible donation to the team. The Bears would like to thank the Cheyenne Stampede Jr. 'A' Hockey team for their generous donation. GO BEARS!!
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