Preview: Miners Ready for Division Matchup against Bobcats
01/15/2018, 10:30am MST
By Tricia Luna // MINERS HOCKEY CLUB
The two-game series starts Saturday at 3:30pm.
EL PASO, Texas – The Miners are all set for the 2-game home series against the Texas State Bobcats this weekend (January 20-21). The puck drops for game 1 on Saturday at 3:30pm and the series will conclude Sunday at 11am
Miners vs Bobcats
The Miners and Bobcats are meeting for the second time this season. Earlier in the season the Miners fell to the Bobcats, 4-2 on the road in Austin, Texas. Following this home stand the Miners will complete the home and away with the final game in Austin on January 25, 2018.
Scouting the Bobcats
The Longhorns are 1-10 in conference play. Texas State is led by Forward Connor Roche who has 30 points this season. Roche leads with 21 goals and 9 assists. Matt Padgett has logged 850 minutes in net for the Bobcats. Padgett has allowed 121goals, 8.53.50 per game and has 638 saves this season.
Skate with the Miners
Following Saturday’s game stick around and skate with the Miners.
Quick Miner Facts
Miners are 13-8 overall, 12-3 in conference play.
UTEP is in 3rd place in TCHC.
Freshman Dominik Taras leads the Miners in points and goals scored (21 G, 14 A).
Junior Goaltender, Alek Lazarski averages 3.41 goals against and a .888 save percentage.
The Miners head out on the road for a 3-game road trip in Austin, Texas. First, the Miners will face off against Texas State on January 25th and then close out the road trip with a 2 game series against the UT Longhorns. This will be their final road trip of the season.