The Razorbacks (2-0-0) swept Dallas Baptist University (0-2-0) this past weekend by a score of 7-1 on Friday and 7-2 on Saturday. On Friday night, the Hogs opened up the season in front of a packed house at The Jones Center by getting out to an early lead thanks to an unassisted goal from Cameron McAtee just 23 seconds into the game. The Hogs would triple the lead by the end of the first period on goals from Dakota Gottlieb and Trevor McLain. After conceding a goal early in the 2nd period, the Hogs would go back to work by putting up 3 more goals before the end of the second frame. McAtee would collect his second of the night, and Chris Stovall and Tyler Valdron add their first of the evening. With 6:25 remaining in the contest, freshman F-Brendan Bomay would score the first of his collegiate career, bringing the final score to 7-1.
Saturday night the Hogs came in looking for the sweep. The first period was all Hogs as they put up five goals in a thirteen minute span. Goals came from Dylan Odelein, Chris Salmon, Zach Riley, Chris Stovall, and freshman Michael Ellis getting his first as a Hog. Zach Riley would add his second of the game in the second period, bringing the Hogs lead to 6-0. DBU would get 2 goals of their own to start the 3rd period before Tyler Valdron would give the Hogs their seventh and final goal of the game.
This weekend the Hogs square off against Pacific Region rival Nebraska on Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 3:05 pm at The Jones Center. The Hogs are looking for another sweep and revenge against Nebraska after the Huskers ended the Razorbacks’ 2018-19 season–leaving Arkansas just one game shy of the National Tournament. The Hogs are 5-7-0 all-time against Nebraska.
The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team plays in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference. The 2019-20 season will be the team’s thirteenth season as a member of the ACHA competing in Division III. The team’s schedule can be found here. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.