By: Briana Kowal
LAKEWOOD, CO- The day started with the B team playing in the firs game of a three game series against Colorado State. Mark Voll scored the first goal of the game, which was assisted by Alex Leiman. He then scored again, this time assisted by Logan McCaul. Austin Hunt scored the third goal, which gave the Buffs a two-goal lead. Then, the Rams were able to score five goals in a row to take the game 6-3.
Next, the A team played in the semi finals, against Denver University. Adam Steinberg was quick to score the first goal. Zach Raub then scored an unassisted
goal. At the end of the period Adam Steinberg scored another goal, assisted by Colin Luben and Zach Raub. In the second period Zach Raub scored another goal, which was assisted by Adam Steinberg. The Buffaloes started the third period down by three goals, but quickly caught up. Adam Steinberg scored his third goal of the game, which was assisted by Zach Raub. Then Brian Barrow scored two goals in a row. Zach Clawson assisted the first goal, and Colin Luben assisted the second goal. The A team made a great effort to catch up in the
third period of their last game. Unfortunately the Buffs fell up short, and they were eliminated by a 8-7 score.
The B team next played game two against Colorado State, for the B team
championship. Alex Leiman scored the first goal for the Buffs in the second period. Then in the third period Patrick Dowling scored a power play goal. The Rams were able to get 8 goals on the Buffs. The final score of the last game of the season was 8-2 CSU.
Good job to both teams for giving it their all this season!
By: Briana Kowal
LAKEWOOD, CO- The B team started the day by beating Arapahoe Community College. Patrick Dowling scored the first goal, which was assisted by Joseph Oria. Next Logan
McCaul scored a goal, with an assist from Chase Arnold. In the second period, Austin Hunt scored his first goal during his first game. To end the second period Patrick Dowling scored again, this time assisted by Scott Barrow. After a few shots, Joseph Oria scores the last goal from Chase Arnold. The Buffaloes had a total of 43
shots, and five goals. Saturday’s shutout ensured that the Buffs would finish 4-0 with three shutouts against Arapahoe Community College.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs put up a tough match against the A team. Colin Luben scored the only goal for the Buffs, in the first period. The Buffs
picked up their game in the third period, but unfortunately the Mountain Lions scored three goals within the last few minutes of play, beating the Buffs 7-1.
Next up for the A team was a matchup against the rival Colorado State Rams. Colin Luben scored
a power play goal, which was assisted by Zach Raub. In the second period both teams were strong defensively and no goals were scored. Late into the third period
Schuyler Van Sickle scored a goal, with assists from Brian Barrow and Kyle Nagato. Although the Buffs lost 4-2, they had a great effort for their last game of the
regular season before playoffs.
The day ended with the B team matching up against Division II Denver University. The
Buffs dominated the first period and scored two goals. The first goal was scored by Logan McCaul, and was assisted by Patrick Dowling and Joseph Oria. Only a minute later Scott Barrow scored an unassisted goal. In the second period Joseph Oria scored a goal, and Austin Hunt got his first assist. To end the period Patrick
Dowling scored a goal, which was assisted by Cody Gondek. Alex Payne scored an impressive five goals for the Pioneers, which proved to be the difference in the game. The Buffs ended up losing 7-4, but they put up a fight that will arguably give them momentum into regionals.
By: Briana Kowal
LAKEWOOD, CO- The day started with the A team playing a game against the Denver Pioneers. Kyle Nagato scored the first goal, which was assisted by Schuyler Van Sickle. Max Harrison then scored his first goal of the game, which was assisted by Captain Zach
Clawson. The second period started with Schuyler Van Sickle assisting Colin Luben’s goal. Then, Schuyler Van Sickle assisted Max Harrison’s second goal of the
game. During the power play Kyle Nagato scored again, with an assist from Zach Raub. In the third period Colin Luben scored the only short handed goal. Unfortunately the Pioneers were able to catch up and beat the Buffs 7-6 in a game that went down to the wire.
The B team beat Arapahoe Community College to start their day. The game started with Patrick Dowling scoring an unassisted goal within a minute of play. To
finish the first period Logan McCaul scored another unassisted goal. Early into the second period captain Joseph Oria scored a goal, which was assisted by Patrick Dowling. Later in the second period Patrick Dowling scored his second unassisted goal. To end the game George Schmidbauer scored another unassisted
goal. With a total of five goals the Buffs beat ACC 5-3.
The A team played a close game against Colorado Springs. Late into the first
period Max Harrison put in a goal, which was assisted by Zach Raub. Then in the third period these two both assisted Schuyler Van Sickle’s goal. Unfortunately the
Buffaloes lost 2-4 against Colorado Springs. The day ended with the B team having another close game. Soon after Colorado State scored their first goal, the Buffs were able to put two in the net. The first goal was from Mark Voll, and the second was from Joseph Oria off of a fortunate mistake by the CSU goaltender. Oria
also scored the next goal for the Buffs, in the second period. To end the third period George Schmidbauer scored a goal. The Buffs ended up dropping a close game to the Rams 5-4.
The tournament started off with the B team shutting out Arapahoe Community College. Patrick Dowling scored the first goal, which was assisted by captain Joseph Oria. Less than 20 seconds later these two get on the board again! To end the period, the third goal was scored by George Schmidbauer, assisted by Cody Gondek. Within the first minute of play during the second period, Mark Voll had a goal, assisted by Chase Arnold. Mark Voll then assisted a power play goal scored by Alex Leiman. Then, Alex Leiman assisted George Schmidbauer’s second goal. To complete the third period Alex Leiman scores his second power play goal, which was assisted by Patrick Dowling. Mark Voll scores unassisted in the third period, making the final score 8-0 Buffs.
The first game for the A team was a close one, but unfortunately the Buffs lost 4-3 against Colorado Springs. Zach Raub scored the first goal early into the first period. Later in the first period Adam Steinberg scores a goal, which was assisted by Max Harrison. In the third period Adam Steinberg scores his second goal with an assist from Kyle Nagato.
The second game for the B team was against our rival CSU Rams. Chase Arnold scored his first goal of the day during the first period. Early into the first period Patrick Dowling scores with an assist from George Schmidbauer. George Schmidbauer then assists Chase Arnold’s goal. To end the second period Patrick Dowling scores again. Unfortunately the Buffs ended up losing 7-4.
Next the A team also lost to our rival Rams. Early into the first period captain Zack Clawson scores a goal, which was assisted by Colin Luben. In the third period Zach Raub scores a goal, which was assisted by Max Harrison. The final score of the game was 7-2 CSU.
The last matchup of the day was between the A team and Denver University. Zach Clawson assisted Schuyler Van Sickle’s first goal, and Kyle Nagato assisted Schuyler Van Sickles’s second goal. The game ended in a tie.
Your University of Colorado Buffaloes will be holding their tryout for the second semester this Thursday, January 17th from 10-11 p.m. The location is RMR in Lakewood. We will see you there!
LAKEWOOD- Both the A and the B team took second place in the preseason tournament Saturday. The A team lost their opener against Denver 7-2. Then, they beat UCCS 5-3. The Buffs went on to beat Metro State 4-3 before beating CSU 3-2. In the finals, the A team lost to Denver.
The B team had a different road. They tied UCCS before losing to CSU B 6-2. The Buffs made it to the finals against CSU once again, this time losing because a miscommunication lead to a forfeit.
CU Roller Hockey will be having its first tryout on Monday, September 17th at 9 p.m. The tryout will be at RMR in Lakewood. If you are interested in trying out, email Jose at curollerhockey at gmail.com!
The CU Roller Hockey Club was able to field an A and a B team for the first time since 2009. Lead by Captain Evan Meredith and Alternate Captain Zach Clawson, the A team (Division 2) surprised everybody in the Rocky Mountain Region by taking second place in the preseason tournament in Lakewood, CO. They lost to Division 1 powerhouse Colorado State, who they beat 5-2 earlier in the tournament, in the final game. The finished the regular season with 13 wins, four losses, and two ties to have the best record in Division 2. They finished with an impressive 5-0 against Division 2 teams and a 4-4-2 record against Division 1 teams, with wins over Arizona, Texas Tech, North Texas, and Metro State. The team’s two ties came against Colorado State and Metro State. They lost a heartbreaker 4-3 in the finals in overtime to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to take second in the Rocky Mountain Region. Their regular season record enabled them to qualify for Nationals at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, Utah. At nationals, the Buffs went 3-0 in their pool, including wins over Kansas State, Texas-San Marcos, and an impressive 7-3 win over the University of Florida. They beat Binghamton University 4-3 to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they lost a close game to Northeastern.
The B team, lead by Captain Joseph Oria and Alternate Captain Scott Barrow, had a different path to Nationals. They were knocked out of the semi-finals in the B division preseason tournament by losing to Colorado State B 1-0. The Buffs ended up finishing the regular season with 12 wins, three losses, and 1 tie. Their most impressive win occurred in Fort Collins where the beat the first-place Colorado State Rams 6-1 to take over first place in the Rocky Mountain B Division. The regular season was the first time Colorado State has not had the best record since 2004. In the playoffs, the Buffs dominated University of Colorado at Colorado Springs B 8-0 to go to the finals against Metro State B. The Buffs took the game 4-2 to be Regional Champions and earn an automatic bid to Nationals in Utah. At Nationals, the Buffs went 3-0 in their pool, with victories over Metro State, North Texas, and Grand Valley State. They moved on to the knockout stage, where they started off with an impressive come from behind win to beat Cal Poly 5-4 in overtime. The Buffs then shocked Michigan State in the quarterfinals, who were previously undefeated and ranked #1 in the nation. Unfortunately, the dream run came to an end against West Chester University in the semifinals.
A team finished 5th in the tournament, and B team finished in 3rd place. B team went farther in the tournament than any roller hockey team in CU history. This season put CU Roller Hockey in the national spotlight. Thanks to seniors Evan Meredith and Nick Ramsey for their commitment to the team for their entire time at CU. Go Buffs!
We are excited to have Max Muscle as a new sponsor! Tuesday night from 7-8 pm, join CU Roller Hockey at Max Muscle in Boulder for our fundraising night. Whether you are an athlete or you enjoy being healthy, this is the perfect time to get your hands on some discounted nutritional goods! We receive 10% of each sale, so this is the perfect time to support us before we head off to nationals in April. The address is 1631 28th Street, so come on over and support us!
Both roller hockey teams will be representing CU in nationals! A team received an at-large bid from the NCRHA, and they will be joining B team. This is A team's first appearance at nationals since 2005 in Fort Collins. The tournament will also be B team's first nationals appearance in the history of the program.
Games will be played in the Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, and the tournament will go from April 11th-15th, so come out to the Oval and support your Buffs on the road!