Seniors KYLE FITZPATRICK and JON KORST have been selected to the Tri-State College Hockey League (TSCHL) All-Star team for 2012-13. Both players will on the ice for a long weekend from 4-6 April in West Chester, PA, as the TSCHL All-Stars participate in the American College Hockey Association’s (ACHA) All-Star Challenge. Fitzpatrick, Korst, and their TSCHL teammates will take on a number of other all-star teams from the east and central regions of the ACHA. Bearcat hockey congratulates both players on this recognition and wishes them the best of luck during the ACHA’s All-Star Challenge!
The TOLEDO ROCKETS defeated the Ohio University Bobcats 4-1 in the championship game of the 2013 Tri-State College Hockey League (TSCHL) tournament on March 3 in North Canton, OH. The Rockets added the tournament title to their regular season championship, which they shared with the Dayton Flyers. Both Dayton and Toledo had 14-1-1 records during the regular season. In the league’s season ending tournament, Toledo defeated Indiana University of PA 5-2 in the semi-finals before prevailing over the Bobcats in the championship game. Congratulations to the Toledo Rockets!
Senior JON KORST closed out the home ice portion of his stellar career with the Bearcats by scoring two goals and senior DOM LOCILENTO added another but UC fell to the Ohio University Bobcats 6-3 Saturday afternoon at historic Cincinnati Gardens. With Saturday’s loss the Bearcats have been eliminated from the race for a spot in the Tri-State College Hockey League’s post-season tournament in March. The Bearcats will conclude the 2012-13 season with a weekend doubleheader in South Bend, IN, next Saturday and Sunday against Notre Dame.
The Bearcats fought back from a three goal deficit thanks to three second period power play goals, two by senior JON KORST, but UC fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers 6-5 Sunday afternoon at historic Cincinnati Gardens. TYLER WICKISER added two goals and senior STEPHEN LOUIE, playing courageously and effectively in spite of a lower body injury, added another. Louie was awarded a dramatic third-period penalty shot and made the move he wanted to make, but unfortunately for the Bearcats his high backhander rang off the post. Goaltender RAMON FISCHER turned in yet another quality performance, stopping 26 of 28 shots in 46 minutes of play after he was summoned in relief late in the first period. The Bearcats will conclude their home season Saturday, Februay 16, with a 3:00 pm faceoff against the Ohio University Bobcats. Plan to join the Bearcats at this game as the team says farewell to its graduating seniors and acknowledges those players who have excelled in the classroom.
MAX HAGEMAN, KYLE FITZPATRICK, and MATT TISH each scored first-period goals as the Bearcats defeated the Crimson Hawks from Indiana University of PA 3-2 at historic Cincinnati Gardens Friday night. The Hawks scored two of their own to pull within a goal but Bearcat goalie RAMON FISCHER stopped 36 shots to help UC win its fourth game of six played since the team returned to the ice after Christmas break. The Bearcats have also won three of their last four Tri-State College Hockey League (TSCHL) games and will continue the league schedule tonight against the Pitt Panthers. Tonight’s opening faceoff is scheduled for 8:30 pm at the Gardens.
Over the weekend the Cincinnati Bearcats split games with Indiana University’s Hoosiers. Friday was a long game played at the Cincinnati Gardens and was filled with a combination of 33 penalties from both sides. During the match defensemen RYAN O’LEARY scored a power play goal making it his first as a Bearcat! Another highlighted moment for the game was that senior forward BRIAN FEIE had his first goal of the season! His goal was late in the 2nd period to make the score all tied up at 2-2. Bearcats pulled through with a win over IU with a close final score of 6-5. Saturday mornings’s game wasn’t as promising as the night before allowing the Bearcats to split victories with the Hoosiers for the weekend. Although Cincinnati didn’t finish with a win, defensemen JONATHAN RENO was able to put away his first goal as a Bearcat! His goal came late in the 2nd period and was assisted from Stephen Louie and Ryan O’Leary. Join your Bearcats next weekend at the Cincinnati Gardens as they have a full schedule against IUP Friday night at 10:00 PM, Pittsburgh Saturday night at 8:30 PM, and West Virginia University Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Remember tickets are just $5 and anyone with a student ID gets in free.
Over the past few weeks the Bearcats have been selling Cincinnati Cyclones tickets for last night’s game to raise funds for club expenses. The players were able to sell 100 tickets and raised a total of $500 to go toward club funds. Thank you to everyne that helped out and supported their Cincinnati Bearcats. At the game last night DOMINIC LOCILENTO represented the Bearcats and did the ceremonial puck drop. Although the Cincinnati Cyclones fell short of the Toledo Walleye 2-0, the Bearcats and their supporters had a great time at the game. Once again thank you for everyone that helped out! Join the Bearcats tonight as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers at the Historic Gardens, puck drops at 10 p.m.
The Bearcats will welcome the Indiana Hoosiers to Cincinnati for the first time since 2010 for a weekend doubleheader at historic Cincinnati Gardens. The last time these two teams played, both games were one-goal contests so the Bearcats and Hoosiers have traditionally been quite evenly matched. Friday night’s game begins at 10 pm and the Saturday game will begin at 11 am. Please note the unusual start time for Saturday’s game – it is a morning contest which is scheduled to allow the Hoosiers to return to Bloomington, IN, in time for Big 10 basketball Saturday night. See you this weekend at historic Cincinnati Gardens as the Bearcats host the Hoosiers!
Goaltender SETH TETTATON provided the defense and senior forward KYLE FITZPATRICK the offense as the Bearcats won a 2-1 thriller over Wright State on Sunday at Cincinnati Gardens. Tettaton shut down the Raiders by blocking 24 of 25 shots in his first game on Gardens ice this season while Fitzpatrick broke a 1-1 tie with a short-handed goal in the third period. On Friday, Fitzpatrick and the rest of Bearcat hockey’s ‘Green Hornet’ line (so named because they wear the green set of practice jerseys) led the way offensively as UC defeated the Raiders 7-4 in a game played at the Kettering Rec Center. KYLE FITZPATRICK, senior DOM LOCILENTO, and sophomore TYLER WICKISER combined for six total points in Friday’s game.
Goaltender BRENNAN BURRIS turned aside 26 of 28 shots in his Bearcat debut and TYLER WICKISER erupted for three goals in the third period and four overall as UC court-martialed the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 8-2 Friday night at historic Cincinnati Gardens. The victory came in the first game of 2013 for the Bearcats, who will resume Tri-State College Hockey League (TSCHL) play next weekend with a two-game series against the Wright State University Raiders. UC’s next home game is Sunday, January 20, at The Gardens, and faceoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm.