UN-L faces firing squad; SDSU uncorks 100+ shots

Michael Gill

Michael Gill

With two wins last weekend over the University of Nebraska Hockey Club, the Jackrabbit Hockey Club advanced their winning streak to seven games.

Led by Billy Schneider’s 7 points and Andy Schuster’s 7 goals, the Jacks finished the weekend series with 108 shots on goal. 58 came in Friday’s 7-2 win and 50 in Saturday’s 12-4 victory.

Getting the weekend off to a good start, the Jacks opened the series with 22 shots in the 1st period of Friday’s game. Schuster and Schneider each started their scoring touches in the 1st when Schneider assisted a goal by Luke Tegels and Schuster followed that with a goal assisted by Trevor Selch and Ryan Taylor. The next Jacks goal came from Schneider and started a streak of five unanswered goals for the Jacks.

Going into Saturday, the U of N club ran with the Jacks for most of the 1st period, keeping the score 3-2 going into the 2nd.

Schuster got the Jacks back into the pace ending the 1st with a goal at the end and a goal to start off the 2nd. With the pace of the game back in their control, the Jacks ran the U of N club out of gas and won the 2nd and 3rd period 9-2. Schuster finished the game with a hattrick plus two.

This weekend the Jacks will be welcoming the talented St. Cloud State squad. A GPCHA tournament seeding on the line for the Jacks who will be looking to improve since their last outing with SCSU. The last time the teams hooked up for a weekend series, SCSU taught the Jacks a few lessons on the importance of hockey fundamentals.

“The first time we met they were putting 100 foot passes right on the tape, where as we couldn’t catch a ten footer. But we are a lot better of team now,” said Jackrabbit coach Marty Schipull.

“We concede nothing but need to play our very best to stay with their very good team for a chance at wins.”

#1.887538:537582177.jpg:hockey.jpg:Adam Feist, a defenseman for University of Nebraska-Lincoln, trys to shut down a SDSU skater during the weekend?s games. SDSU outshot UN-L 108-51 in two wins. :