DI begins home stand; DIII heads into a bye weekend

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This past weekend, while the Division I Razorbacks enjoyed a bye week, the Division III Ice Hogs took their talents to Little Rock to face SECHC opponent Mississippi State University. The Ice Hogs and Bulldogs played their first of two games on Friday night at the Arkansas Skatium. The Razorbacks started the game strong scoring a total of eight goals in the first period. In that period, both Trey Lowry and Brooks Moore scored two goals. The Hogs piled on seven more goals in the second period where Brooks Moore and Aiden Everett each scored two goals. The Hogs would add four more goals in the third period. The Ice Hogs collected a 19-0 victory and goalie Alex Kalmes posted a shutout.

In the second game of the series on Saturday, the Bulldogs got on the board less than a minute into the contest. The Razorbacks would go on to answer with eight goals of their own in the first period. The Hogs went on to score three more goals in the second period as Jake Sharrer contributed two goals. The Hogs poured in eight more goals in the third period when Matt Tallo and Zach Hale scored two goals.  The Division III Razorbacks are off this weekend.

After a bye week, the Division I Razorbacks return home to begin a 10 game home stretch to finish out the semester. The home stand begins with hosting WCHL rivals the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos as well as the Sooners from the University of Oklahoma.  On Thursday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM, the Hogs will tangle with the defendant National Champion and the #5 ranked Bronchos from UCO. The Razorbacks will be looking to avenge the two losses the Bronchos handed them earlier this season in Edmond, OK.

Then on Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, November 4th at 4:30 PM, the Razorbacks will host the #19 ranked Sooners from the University of Oklahoma as they look to avenge a 2-5 loss against the Sooners earlier this season in Oklahoma City.  All three games will be played at the Jones Center in Springdale and all three games will also be broadcast on the Drop the Gloves YouTube channel.  Keep an eye on the program’s social media closer to the time of the games for the link for the broadcast.