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’Cats bounce back in win over Dakota College

On Friday night, the Weber State Wildcats got the best of Dakota College on the ice rink as the hockey team won 5–3 in their second game of the Beehive Classic.

The Wildcats second game of the Beehive Classic got off to a quick start, when both teams found scoring chances and found the back of the net once.

As the teams went into the locker room for the first intermission, more fans started to pile into the ice cold arena as the teams met and made adjustments in the locker room.

The ’Cats scored early in the second period in what they thought would give them the 2–1 lead, but the refs overturned the call on the ice.

Just four minutes later the Wildcats scored again this time giving them the 2–1 lead.

Dakota College answered right back and tied it up. With the score again evened up, the physicality picked up with emotions began running higher.

With 2:10 left, the emotions in the arena went from anxious to excitement as WSU scored once again to push their lead out to 3–2.

During the second intermission, fans got loose and warmed up as they waited in anticipation for what looked to be an exciting closing period. The intermission came to an end with both teams ready to battle.

The ’Cats fought to protect their lead defensively as Dakota College was aggressive on the offensive attack, but WSU kept the puck out of the back of their net after many close calls.

Weber State added an insurance goal with five minutes remaining that proved to be a major factor when Dakota College found the back of the net 30 seconds after 4–3.

WSU sealed the deal with an empty net goal giving the Wildcats a 5–3 win and their first of win of the Beehive Classic.

Weber State faces off with the Michigan State Spartans tonight at the Ice Sheet.

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Weber State and Dakota College Bottineau players eyeing the puck as the referee drops it. (Sarah Catan / The Signpost)
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