SDSU hockey dominates Chadron State

Michael Gill

Michael Gill

The Jackrabbit Hockey Club got off to a firey start in the new year with an 11-3 win on Friday and continued dominating Carelton College Saturday night with 10-5 victory.

On Friday, goals by eight different Jack players ignited the Jackrabbit offense in the new year.

Ben Bofenkamp, Andy Schuster, and Adam Nelson netted two goals apiece for the Jacks on Carelton’s goalie Ben Parker before time finally ended the Jackrabbit onslaught.

Schuster led the team in points with four, tallying two assists to match his goals. Four players tied with two points apiece. Eight others added a point each.

After being embarrassed in Friday’s defeat Carelton arrived at the Larson Ice Complex with something to prove, and gave the Jacks a better game. Carelton outshot the Jacks throughout the first two periods and went into intermission before the third period with the score 6-4 in favor of SDSU.

Starting off the third Carelton got with in one of the Jacks with a goal at the 18:50 mark. That would be all the closer Carelton could get as right-winger Ryan Taylor burned Carelton with a goal at the 15:04 mark. Andy Schuster added a goal in the period to end the game 10-5. Taylor led the scoring with a hat trick.

Taylor had three points along with Justin Reimer. Reimer had two assists and one goal. Schuster and John Cramer pitched in with two points. Six others had one point in the game.

The Jackrabbit Hockey Club (9-4-2) heads up to Aberdeen this weekend to face Aberdeen Collegiate Hockey Club (NSU) for the last time this season. Last time the two teams met the game was cancelled due to fighting.