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#16 Arizona Defeats #8 Oakland

By UA Hockey, 11/09/12, 10:00PM MST


Tucson, AZ #16 Arizona defeated #8 Oakland tonight 4-3. Arizona was up 3-0 in the second period, when Oakland battled all the way back to make 3-3 with 17:29 remaining in the third.

"Oakland is a tough team, they never give up and they always work hard," stated head coach Sean Hogan. "But, I am really pleased with the way we played to the end tonight too. Murmes, Slugo and Ansel were great tonight."

The line of Brian Slugocki, Ansel Ivens-Anderson and Andrew Murmes netted all four goals for the Wildcats, including the game winner with 1:08 left in the game. Brian Slugocki tallied a hat trick while Murmes added the game winner.

Steven Sisler started in net and made 35 saves in the win. Arizona fired 40 shots on net. The power play woes continue for Arizona going 1 for 7, however the penalty kill held Oakland to a 0-7.

Next Up: Both teams will face off at 7:30 pm tomorrow night.