Monday, February 6, 2012

Buffs Redeem Themselves Against Rams in Second Meeting

BOULDER (02/4/2012) – The No. 4 University of Colorado men’s ice hockey team defeated the 
No. 3 Colorado State University Rams 3-2 on Saturday at the CU Ice Arena. 

Billy Haege, Tyler Moore and Chase Komatz all scored for the Buffs while Charlie 
Coleman, Sam Blass, J.P Park and Alex Lencioni all picked up assists. Lencioni 
had two assists in the evening as the Buffs improved their season record to 20-
6-0-1 and dropped Colorado State’s record to 16-8-4.

The Buffs suffered a heart breaking 5-4 loss to Colorado State in their last 
meeting on Nov. 5 after failing to complete a comeback.

The first period begun with fast paced, back and forth hockey. After 14:26 
seconds of battling for possession, the Buffaloes began their offensive push. 
Back-to-back goals by Haege and Moore pushed the Buffaloes into the lead over 
the Rams. 

The second stanza continued with intense physical play, as both teams fought 
for the offensive advantage. With 8:12 remaining in second period the Rams 
found the back of the cage for their first goal of the evening.

30 seconds into the third period Komatz scored for the Buffaloes, increasing 
their lead to 3-1. This marked Komatz 14th consecutive game with a goal. The 
Rams continued to fight, scoring with 40 seconds remaining, but the Buffs were 
able to hold off the Rams pressure. 

Buffs goaltender Mike McGrath picked up 58 saves in the contest, a season high.  

Next, The Buffs will take on Denver University at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. After, 
they will face San Jose State at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11. Both games will be played 
at the CU Ice Arena. Admission to all Division II home games is $3 for students 
with a Buff One card and $5 for the general pubic. 

View the game against the Rams at: 
Scoring Summary
First Period
5:36 CU Billy Haege, assisted by Charlie Coleman and Sam Blass
4:36 CU Tyler Moore, assisted by J.P Park and Alex Lencioni 
Second Period
  8:12 CSU Parker Harrison, assisted Kyle Nitchen

Third Period
19:30 CU Chase Komatz, assisted by Alex Leniconi
  :40 CSU Parker Harrison, assisted by Ben Smoot PP 

Shots on Goal:   
Colorado State: 60
Colorado: 33 
Power Plays:
Colorado State: 2-of-14
Colorado: 0-of-9