Division III returns home to host SMU

This past weekend, the Division III Ice Hogs went on the road to face the Jayhawks from the University of Kansas. On Friday November 2, the first period was a quiet one as no one got on the board. In the second period, though, it was all Jayhawks as they scored three goals. Under two minutes into the third period, Trevor McLain scored to cut into the Jayhawk lead. Kansas answered shortly afterward, though, with a goal of their own to lead 4-1. With under five minutes left in the game, Corey Rees had the Hogs on the board thanks to the assist from Griffin Sugasawara. The Hogs would go on to lose 7-2.

During Saturday’s rematch, things got off to a quicker start as the Jayhawks scored two goals in the first three minutes of the game. Less than fifteen seconds after the second goal, the Ice Hogs got on the board thanks to a goal from Garrett Jackson, assisted by Brooks Moore. Kansas scored again in the second but Griffin Sugasawara scored to bring the Hogs within one goal. Less than two minutes into the third, Grant Deacon scored to tie things up 3-3 but the Jayhawks went on to score two more goals en route to a 5-3 victory.

This weekend, the DIII Ice Hogs return home to host the SMU Mustangs. The Ice Hogs are coming in with a record of 10-4-0, while the Mustangs come in at 0-7-0. These two teams met earlier this season and the Hogs won both meetings. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM Friday and 11:00 AM Saturday at the Jones Center in Springdale.

The University of Arkansas fields two hockey teams.  The Division I team recently released its 2018-19 schedule (view 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.