Miners Hit the Road for the Season Opener
09/29/2017, 4:45pm MDT
By By Tricia Luna // UTEP Hockey Club
Photo Credit | Kat Martin
El Paso, Texas – The wait is over and UTEP Hockey is back. After patiently waiting to begin their season, the Miners will head to College Station and take on the Texas A&M Aggies. The two-game series kicks off Friday night at 7p.m. (CT) at the Spirit Ice Arena. Last season the Miners and Aggies split their series going 2-2 overall.
UTEP will rely on returning Junior Alek Lazarski to remain solid in goal for the Miners. Last season Lazarski finished the season with 30 wins, 2.36 goals against average, and a .911 save percentage.
The Miners are coming off a successful first season in the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference (TCHC) and ready to defend their title as conference champions. “We are looking forward to kicking off the season and playing games. It’s always exciting at the start of the year to get on the ice and get the first weekend of games under our belt. We know they are going to be tough games, but the club has been working hard and excited to start,” comments head coach Tom Herman.
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