FAYETTEVILLE, Ark- The Arkansas Razorbacks faced off against the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday night in the first of two games this weekend to wrap up regular season play.
Riding a two goal performance from Martin Sundstedt, the Ice Hogs topped the Tide by a score of 4-2.
Arkansas opened up the scoring 6:02 in to the game off the stick of Junior defenseman Clay Kasten, and Martin Sundstedt would get his first goal with 9:11 left to play in the first, giving the Hogs a 2-0 lead heading in to the second period.
Sundstedt picked up where he left off 6:15 in to the second frame by grabbing his second goal of the game, but Alabama fought back with a goal of their own from Zach Dailey 9:48 in. Easton Oliver answered the Tide goal just a couple minutes later, but Alabama’s Mark Wysock had answer for the Hog goal as well with 5:19 left to play in the period, leaving the score at 4-2 in favor of Arkansas.
Brendan Desjardins kept the Tide at bay with a shutout third period to secure the Razorback victory.
Arkansas and Alabama are now tied at 16 points a piece in the SECHC, making tomorrow nights game a winner take all game for the #1 spot in the west division.
Tomorrow nights game will also be aired by UATV (University of Arkansas Television). You can find UATV on channel 214 of Cox Digital Cable or on their 24/7 stream at uatvonline.net. The game will be re-aired Sunday night at 7:00 pm.
Be sure to join us at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Arkansas for what is sure to be a thriller. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for students, and free for children under the age of 10.