Ice on the prize

Defensemen Carter Fritz, out-skating the Boise State players.

In a penalty-shootout thriller, Weber State University lost to Boise State University 3–2 on Oct. 28.

The Wildcats came into the match looking to protect their seven-game winning streak.
Boise State scored first with a goal by forward Dustin Truex in the first 30-seconds of the match. With 15 minutes remaining in the first period, Weber State forward Cory Mater was able to equalize the deficit with an assist from forward Rob Simmons.

With 12 minutes remaining in the second period, forward Aiden Surovic gave the Broncos the lead again after scoring off an assist from Truex. Both Surovic and Truex had a goal and an assist on the night. Not long after, Wildcat forward Jaden Hewes was able to tie the score at 2–2.

“We wanted to feed off that goal, but we just couldn’t get the puck in the net from there,” Hewes said. “A big part of our game is that we have to work on finishing and that proved tonight.”

With the final score of regulation ending at 2–2, the game went into overtime. After five minutes of additional time, neither side was able to take the lead, forcing the game into a penalty shootout.

Both teams failed to deliver on their first trips, but Boise State was the first team to score, hitting their second shot. Defender Justin Jones was able to make the winning goal for the Broncos.

“I’m very disappointed in this result,” Weber State head coach Yosh Ryujin said. “We probably controlled most of this game. We need to have more of a killer instinct, and we are lacking that right now.”

After the tough loss at home against Boise State, the Wildcats secured a 3–2 win against the University of Utah on Oct. 29.

Weber State scored first with a goal from Mater. The Wildcats grabbed another goal in the first three minutes of the second period as Brian Fobair scored off an assist from forward Osmn Cholak.

The first goal for the Utes came with 15 minutes remaining in the second period. The goal was scored by Ezekial Endy and assisted by Otto Chao.

The Wildcats’ third and final goal came from defenseman Jack Jones, who scored off Cholak’s second assist of the night with 12 minutes remaining in the second period.

The University of Utah ended the night with a goal from Chao, but they couldn’t catch up to Weber State.

The Wildcats will travel to take on the University of Montana on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. before returning home on Nov. 10 to face Metro State at 7 p.m.