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#18 Arizona Hosts #5 Oklahoma

By UA Hockey, 01/18/13, 7:30AM MST


Match Up: Arizona (13-14-0) has been in a difficult stretch of their schedule playing top ten opponents in four of their last six games. Arizona is comintg off a disappointing loss to #17 UCO last night 3-2. The Wildcats put 44 shots on net but could only muster two goals. Oklahoma is coming off an upset last night of #1 ASU 6-3.

Scouting #5 Oklahoma (16-10-4): Oklahoma is coming off two loses to NCAA Division I Alabama Huntsville by scores of 3-1 and 4-0. The ACHA as a whole has competed well against the NCAA this season going 4-5-0 in nine games. Arizona defeated Oklahoma earlier this season in their lone meeting 3-1. Oklahoma is led by Jordan Greenberg who has tallied 27 points in 26 games. In net, Collin Fernandes has been superb with a 2.66 GAA and a .910 save percentage.

Scouting #18 Arizona: Arizona enters tonight with a 13-13-0 record and has played 19 games against ACHA DI ranked opponents. Arizona is led up front by Brian Slugocki and Ansel Ivens-Anderson. Slugocki has posted 39 points and Ivens-Anderson has tallied 37 points. In net, Steven Sisler has seen the bulk of ice posting a 3.55 GAA and a .890 save percentage.

News, Notes and Quotes:  Friday night is Police and Fire night, discounted tickets will be made available to civil service workers...At #18 (at the time of this release), with league automatic bids, Arizona holds the last spot of the 2013 ACHA DI National Tournament.