Wyoming falls short against Colorado

(Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons) A hockey stick and puck.

The University of Wyoming’s Men’s Hockey team played Colorado State University (CSU) and Brigham Young University (BYU) this past weekend, Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4.

The Cowboys unfortunately lost the pair of matches against CSU and BYU which were both teams in the conference standings.

On Friday, Nov. 3, UW lost to CSU 7-2, ending their four-game win streak with one of those wins over CSU. Colorado dominated the majority of the game in their home rink.

The two goal scorers in Friday’s game were; Dan Franks assisted by Mark Kunitz, and Brady Griffin with an unassisted goal.

Wyoming was unable to hold possession or provide many attacking chances that pressured CSU on their defensive half.

Saturday’s game was hosted in Laramie, Wyoming, but unfortunately the home advantage was not enough to obtain a victory with a score of 4-1 with the win for BYU.

BYU came out in the very beginning of the game with dominant possession and goal scoring opportunities

“Penalty trouble took us out of the game by allowing many power plays for BYU and lots of frustration for us,” UW Men’s Hockey team head coach, Scott Wiseman said.

Wyoming’s Dan Franks was able to score the only goal for UW in Saturday’s match against BYU.

The Cowboys have an uphill battle for the next half of the scheduled games due to the pair of losses in the conference division this past weekend.

“We are going to put that all behind us and have strong positive practices to prepare for a home game against University of Denver,” Scott Wiseman discussed over attitude towards the rest of the season’s conference games.

The Cowboys next opponent, DU, will be met in Denver on Friday, Nov. 10 and then at Laramie, Wyoming on Nov. 11.

Good luck to the University of Wyoming’s Men’s Hockey Team ahead in their pair of matches against the University of Denver.



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