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PREVIEW: Miners face Longhorns on the road

09/27/2019, 5:30pm MDT
By Tricia Luna // UTEP Hockey Club

Two-game series starts Friday night at 8:50 p.m. CT

AUSTIN -- With the first game series of the season under their belts, the Miners will head east to face off against TCHC division rival, University of Texas Longhorns, in a two-game series that kicks off Friday night, Sept. 27. The defending TCHC champions started off the season with a sweep against the Texas State Bobcats.

Miners vs Longhorns
This will be the first meeting this season between both teams. Last season, the Miners went 3-1 against the Longhorns. The 5-4 loss was the Miners' first loss -- out of two losses -- all season. Overall, the Miners are 10-2 since their first matchup in 2016.

Scouting the Longhorns
The Longhorns are currently 0-2 overall on the season. Prior to this weekend, the Longhorns dropped two games to the East Texas Baptist Tigers. Both Sean Kuehn and Jackson Hicks are back between the pipes for the Longhorns, each making a single appearance in the series against the Tigers. Ethan Chun, Nicolas Samadian and Steven Kroleski return to the Longhorns roster this season. Samadian and Chun each tallied two points for the Longhorns against the Tigers.

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