This past weekend, the MSU hockey team rolled. The Cats scored nine goals in both of their games against regional foe Western Washington University, ending up on the right side of Friday’s win 9-1 and sweeping the Vikings Saturday 9-5.
The “Blue and Cold” started Friday’s game off with a 3-0 lead in the first period, which set the pace for scoring for the rest of the weekend. The Cats’ defense also controlled Friday’s game, allowing only one goal, which came after the offensive damage had already been done. Saturday afternoon, MSU met up with the Vikings again, allowing five goals this time, which was no issue as the Cats’ offense once again produced nine goals.
This weekend also included the MSU club hockey team’s first appearance on regional sports outlet SWX, which broadcasted Friday's game to households throughout the area. The broadcasting partnership comes during the most successful period of MSU hockey history, highlighted by last year’s trip to the ACHA playoffs and this summer’s hiring of NHL legend Peter Budaj onto the coaching staff.
The “Blue and Cold” began this season riding much of the momentum remaining from last year’s campaign. Earlier this year, they beat the number one ranked team in the region, University of Mary. This squad looks to be players in the west region once again this year. Cheer on the Cats down at Haynes Pavilion this season or catch them in the comfort of your home on SWX. The team returns to action this weekend, hosting the Beehive Showcase. For a complete schedule of games, visit msuhockey.com.