D1 back on the road; D3 plays host to Kennesaw State

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.29.19 PMAfter a disappointing pair of losses to the University of Central Oklahoma last weekend (4-1 (ENG) & 4-2 (ENG)), the Division I Razorback Men’s Hockey team hits the road for a four game swing through the state of Colorado.  The challenging slate begins on Friday, October 16, with a rematch against WCHL foe #12 Colorado.  The two teams last met two weeks ago at the Jones Center when the Buffaloes defeated the Razorbacks by 4-1 (ENG) and 9-3 scores.  Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm MST.

From there, the DI Razorbacks move to Littleton, Colorado, to take on Division III Metro State on Saturday night at 9:45 pm MST.  The two teams’ only meeting took place last year to start the season at the Jones Center when Metro State beat the Hogs 6-3 on night one and then skated to a 4-4 tie on night two.

On Sunday, Arkansas takes on DII University of Northern Colorado.  The two teams have met just once before—last November at the Dordt-hosted “Clash of the Corn” tournament when the Hogs notched a 2-0 win over the Bears behind two power play goals.  Puck drop on Sunday night is 8:45 pm MST.

Finally, before heading home, the Hogs again return to play Colorado in the final meeting between the two teams for the 15-16 season.  Colorado enters the pair of games undefeated, having just notched a 4-1 win over Illinois State last weekend.

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.45.30 PMMeanwhile, the Division III Razorbacks (7-1-0) return home after having earned a split with Vanderbilt last weekend.  After a 2-1 victory on Friday, Arkansas dropped the weekend’s second contest with the Commodore by a 5-0 score.  The Razorbacks look to get back on track against a first-time visitor to the Jones Center, Kennesaw State University.

KSU is no stranger to college hockey success, having won a National Championship in 2005.  The Owls enter the weekend with an unblemished 2-0-0 record, having earned consecutive victories over the University of Tennessee to start their season.  Game times for the DIII Razorbacks are 7:30 pm on both Friday and Saturday nights.