DI travels to Arizona for three-game conference swing

This past weekend, the DI Ice Hogs (5-12-0) traveled to Missouri to take on #1 ranked Lindenwood University (14-0-0). The Hogs and Lions first met on Saturday, November 10. In the first period, Lindenwood jumped out to a 3-0 lead into the second period. The second frame saw the Lions put seven more goals on the Hogs and led 10-0 going into the third period. In the third period, Lindenwood continued to roll as they scored five more goals on the Hogs to earn a 15-0 win.

The Hogs fared slightly better on Sunday. In the first period, the Lions scored three on the Hogs to lead 3-0 going into the second period. Three minutes into the second, Alex DeGuire scored the first goal of the weekend. A minute and a half later Tyler Valentin, scored an unassisted goal to cut Lindenwood’s lead to one. But that’s as close as Arkansas would get. Lindenwood answered back with four goals of their own to end the second period up 7-2. Lindenwood added two more goals in the first four minutes of the third period. At 6:16 in the third, senior Luc Gradisar scored an unassisted goal to cut the Lions lead to six. Lindenwood went on to score one more goal and beat the Hogs 10-3.

This weekend, the Razorbacks get back on the road as they travel to Arizona to play the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. On November 15, the Hogs will face the #14 ranked Wildcats at 8:30 PM CST. Arizona currently leads the all-time series between the two teams by a record of 5-2-1. The two teams met earlier this season at the Jones Center in Springdale where they split a pair of games. Arizona is coming into the matchup with a record of 12-3-0 and riding a three-game winning streak . The Hogs enter with having dropped the last three contests. On November 16, at 9:00 PM CST and November 17 at 8:00 PM CST, the Hogs will face the Arizona State Sun Devils. ASU currently owns the series with a record of 7-0 including a one goal win earlier this season against the Hogs at the Jones Center. The Sun Devils enter the weekend with a record of 6-14-0, having lost four of their last five games.

The University of Arkansas fields two hockey teams.  The Division I team’s 2018-19 schedule is here. It has, since 2015, competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (learn more here). All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.