2-22-15 Bears Win at Regionals, Head to Nationals!
Your Bears hockey team traveled to Bensenville IL last weekend with one goal in mind -- win and go to the National Tournament for the first time in 8 years. In the opening round, your Bears faced #9 ranked Missouri State and defeated them soundly 10-1. Scoring 2 goals each were Duesenberg & Chmelka, with singles going to Garske, Taggert, Fitzgibbons, Bailey, Christiaens, and Pougnet. Owen Rauer made his return to the UNC net after missing 6 games to injury, stopping 30 shots for the win. Saturday's game featured a rematch with the tournament host Robert Morris University, who knocked the Bears out of Regionals last season. Your Bears came out victorious 4-3 in a hard fought game. Scoring for the Bears were Taggert, Bailey, Garske, and Duesenberg. Rauer picked up the win again blocking 20 shots, while the Bears peppered the RMU goalie with 49. The Bears have two weeks of rest and practice before heading to Alabama March 9th. If you would like to help the team reach their financial goal for attending Nationals, please go to the "Sponsorships" page above and make a tax deductible donation to the team. GO BEARS!!
1-10-15 - Bears Add 4 Power Players for 2nd Semester
Your UNC Bears added 3 familiar faces and 1 new one to their roster this week. Returning to the Bears: Corbin Fitzgibbons, Ansel Duesenberg, and Cody Thompson. Fitzgibbons was the leading scorer for UNC last season (20G-22A in 30 GP) and will co-Captain the team with Colten Foster. Duesenberg is a big power forward who was a huge offensive threat for the Bears last season (21G-14A in 23 GP). Thompson was UNC's fifth leading scorer last season (18G-13A in 29 GP) and brings a lot of energy to the ice. All 3 players bring Jr 'A' hockey experience with them.
New to the Bears this semester is Colorado Springs native Colin Chmelka. Colin has spent the last two seasons playing for the Osoyoos Coyotes of the KIJHL Cdn Jr B league in British Columbia. In 123 games, Chmelka was an offensive threat with 71G-84A, was voted team MVP in his rookie year, and captained the Coyotes last season.
The Bears coaching staff are very excited about these additions, and should help the team reach their goal of attending the ACHA Div3 National Tournament in Alabama in March
Tuesday, Mar. 10th
#1 Bryn Athyn
D3 National Tourney Game 1
7:30pm EST - Pelham AL
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