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Preview: Miners vs Texas Christian

10/18/2019, 12:15pm MDT
By Tricia Luna // UTEP Hockey Club

Hockey returns to the Sun City for Stick it to Cancer Weekend

 
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El PASO -- It’s been almost a month since the Miners last took the ice at the El Paso County Events Center. During that time the Miners swept both the University of Texas and Texas A&M on the road improving to 6-0 overall. UTEP is currently in first place in TCHC and remains one of two teams who are still undefeated this season.
 
This weekend the Miners will pink out the rink for Stick it to Cancer weekend as they host the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs for a two-game series that kicks off Friday night at 10:30 pm. Game two will be played on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm.
 
The undefeated Miners swept division rival, Texas A&M Aggies, 3-2 in game one and 2-1 in game two. Newcomers Donald Alchin and Scott Kasaboski both had stand out games on the road against the Aggies. Freshman netminder Scott Kasaboski made 55 saves allowing only three goals. While Forward Donald Alchin scored two goals in game one. “The addition of Kasaboski and Alchin have worked out well so far. Both buying in and competing come games and practices,” said Coach Herman.
 
Miners vs Horned Frogs
This will be the only meeting between the Miners and Horned Frogs during the regular season. Overall through four seasons, UTEP remains undefeated against TCU with a 8-0 record. The last time the two teams met the Miners swept the Horned Frogs 9-1 in game one and 12-0 in game two.
 
Scouting the Horned Frogs
The Horned Frogs are currently 0-6 on the season. Texas Christian played East Texas Baptist two weeks ago and lost game one 1-4 and game two 0-7. Owen Roche has made six appearances for the Horned Frogs as their lone goalie this season. Roche has logged 340 minutes for the Horned Frogs, he has allowed 39 goals this season, 6.88 per game and has a save percentage of .901. Forwards JT Goodliffe and Jack Purcell lead TCU in goals. 
 
Quick Miner Facts
  • UTEP is currently 6-0 this season.
  • Sophomore Austin Simpson leads the team with 16 points (9 G, 7A).

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