DI welcomes Lindenwood-Belleville; DIII on the road at Missouri State

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 8.09.23 PMOn Friday and Saturday, January 21 & 22, the #21 DI Razorbacks (14-11-2) welcome the Lynx of Lindenwood-Belleville (19-4-0) to the Jones Center for the first time.  Puck drop on Friday night is at 8:30 pm and Saturday’s contest begins at 7:30 pm.

The Lynx arrive in Arkansas boasting some impressive numbers.  Despite being just second-year members of the ACHA, Lindenwood-Belleville has amassed a cumulative record of 48-6-1.  Having outscored opponents in their inaugural 14-15 campaign 236-45, the Lynx have posted similarly impressive offensive numbers again this season (118-57).

For its part, the DI Hogs enter the weekend on a two game winning streak and having taken 7 of the last 8 available points in the past four games dating back to last semester.  Doing so earned the Razorbacks a bump in the rankings to #21–the highest ranking for the team all season.  The team’s recent performance has also preserved its chance of earning an invite to the National Tournament–something no team has ever done following a move to Division I from Division III.

Meanwhile, the DIII Razorbacks (23-1-1, #7 Pacific) get on the road for a two-game set against Missouri State (9-17-0).  The Hogs and Bears meet at 9:45 pm in Springfield on Friday night and complete their series at 3 pm on Saturday.  Arkansas enters the weekend again having swept Southern Illinois by 13-0 and 6-2 scores, whereas the Bears just dropped a pair of games to Wisconsin-Platteville (8-2 and 5-4 scores).