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Men's Hockey Looks To Extend Its Unbeaten Streak
Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team is set to make a home stand this weekend and attempt to extend its unbeaten streak to five when they play St. Thomas and St. Mary's.
Although they are not ranked in the USCHO Division III Men's Rankings, the 3-0 men are currently in a three-way-tie for first in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association with UW-Stevens Point and St. Norbert, who is ranked first nationally in Division III.
The St. Thomas Tommies have started their season undefeated after opening with a 3-1 home win against 13th ranked UW-Superior and a 3-3 come from behind tie against St. Scholastica at home. The Blugolds had no trouble against St. Scholastica, beating them in its home opener 4-1. In the all-time series against the St. Thomas, Eau Claire has a 5-15-2 record and hasn't won against the Tommies since their 6-3 victory in 2000.
The St. Mary's Cardinals opened their season on Halloween night with a 9-1 loss against St. Scholastica and followed up with a 10-3 loss the next day against UW-Superior. In the all-time series against the Cardinals, the Blugolds are looking to improve the 5-11-2 record, having not lost a game against St. Mary's since 2003.
This weekend's games are non-conference matchups. On Friday against the Tommies and on Saturday against the Cardinals, the puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. at Hobbs Ice Center
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