It’s not everyday that two major northwestern universities square off in CenturyLink Arena, but there was a clash of the titans on the rink this past Friday and Saturday nights.
Coming into a two game series against the University of Washington, the Boise State Hockey Club’s
record was 3-1.
After the first game of the season where the team lost to Weber State, the Broncos got into their groove and came out on fire for the next three games, outscoring their opponents 18-3.
On Friday night against the University of Washington, they kept that streak alive, defeating the
Throughout the first period, both teams were evenly matched, fighting for every chance they got to take a shot. Ultimately, the teams went scoreless headed into the second period.
In the second period, the Huskies came out firing, gaining an early two point advantage against the Broncos, but that did not stop the Broncos.
“We came into that third period mad, we had a lot of penalties. But we just buckled down … we just wanted to come out here and show everyone, that we can play hockey,” said junior forward J.T. Smith
The Broncos went on to score four straight unanswered goals to come out victorious against the
The atmosphere with the team was electric after the huge win.
“Great energy in the locker room. Especially when you can comeback from a 2-0 like that with a bad second period that we played with all of those penalties,” said senior defenseman
Freshman goalie Josh Brenton ended the night with 24 saves on 26 shots to the goal.
The Broncos came into Saturday night’s game, and the final game of the series, looking to keep that four game winning streak alive and finish out the Huskies.
Unfortunately, the Broncos were unable to prevail.
In the first period, both teams came out firing away, leading to a 2-1 game at the end of the period with the Broncos down.
The 2nd period gained the same results, except the scoring advantage was in the Broncos favor.
At the end of the 2nd period it was a dead tie 3-3.
The Broncos were unable to come out with the win after a two point third period by the Huskies.
Junior goalie Will Gagnon finished the night with 25 saves on 29 shots to the goal.
Sophomore defenseman Rusty Costello, sophomore forward Morgan Cunningham and Bryan Slatery all finished the weekend with two points a piece.
The Broncos now head into their bye week at 4-2.