UW Hockey Club Sweeps Mesa State
The University of Wyoming hockey club, fronted by Matt Schulz (Casper) and Billy Ross (Boulder, Colo.), swept a two-game weekend series against Mesa State College.
In their final home series of the 2010-11 season, the Cowboys won 9-3 Friday at the Laramie Ice and Events Center and 8-3 Saturday at the Taco John's Events Center in Cheyenne to snap a three-game losing skid and improve to 8-11-1.
One of the top offensive players in Division III of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), Schulz padded his team-leading points total with seven goals and four assists against the Mavericks. The dynamic freshman forward now has 33 goals this season to rank 11th in the ACHA.
Ross added three goals -- including a penalty shot in the second period of Friday's game -- and seven assists for UW.
Mitch Nelson (Sheridan) contributed a goal and three assists in the weekend series for the Cowboys.
Kyle Quintal (Cheyenne) and Cole Younger (Eagle River, Alaska) each had a pair of goals for UW, and Dustin Galbreath (Greenwich, Conn.) and Jake Marcus (Douglas) also netted goals.
Levi Wood (Cheyenne) had two assists. Jake Bates (Jackson), Mitch Mayfield (Powell), Andrew Monette (Aurora, Colo.) and T.J. Peters (Jackson) added single assists.
T.J. Hill and Robert Kola (both of Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned victories in goal for the Cowboys.
UW wraps up its regular season this weekend with two games against Colorado College in Colorado Springs.