Match Up: The #17 Wildcats (8-9-0) will host rival San Diego State University this weekend at the TCC. Both Friday and Saturday nights' faceoffs will take place at 7:30 pm. The Wildcats are coming into the weekend after having the Thanksgiving Holiday off. The previous weekend, Arizona defeated #6 Oklahoma 3-1, but lost twice to #16 Central Oklahoma. SDSU is coming in after also having the holiday weekend off, SDSU lost twice to Northern Arizona the weekend before.
Scouting SDSU: The Aztecs are led by Kevin Vaughn who has tallied 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists in 14 games. Joey Janowski is second in scoring with 14 points and Travis Sevilla has 10 points. In net, Alex Corbin has seen the bulk of the playing time posting a 4.58 GAA and a .870 save percentage.
Scouting #17 Arizona: The Wildcats have already posted five wins over top ten opponents this season, last season the Wildcats had three top ten wins. Arizona had only five total top ten wins from 2004-2010. The Wildcats are led upfront by junior Andrew Murmes, who has posted 24 points in 17 games. Ansel Ivens-Anderson has 18 points, and captain Brian Slugocki has totaled 20 points. In net, Steven Sisler has been the man between the pipes appearing in 15 games with a 3.06 GAA.
News, Notes and Quotes: Friday night is Wildcat Youth Hockey night. Saturday night is Skate with the Wildcats. Fans are encouraged to bring their own skates on Saturday and skate with the 'Cats post game. Fans should bring a canned good for donation to skate with the Wildcats Saturday night...SDSU head coach is Dennis Hands. Hands was a standout goalie for Arizona hockey.