Last weekend your USF Ice Bulls were at home for a double header against the University of Miami.
The first match on Friday saw your USF Ice Bulls take the game to Miami by opening the scoring with a skillful goal from the faceoff by DJ Guggi, with an assist going to Conrad Crawford. The Ice Bulls had a fight on their hands and Miami replied right back with a goal less than a minute later to tie the game. The USF Ice Bulls remained resilient and took the lead once more with a goal from captain Matt Meyer with an assist from DJ Guggi for what was his second point of the game. The 1st period ended with the Ice Bulls on top with a 2-1 lead. University of Miami came out hard in the second and equalized on a 5-on-3 powerplay. The USF Ice Bulls then remained on the back foot and despite their best defensive efforts, including the great net minding of Matt Cappucci, Miami took the lead for the first time in the game late in the second. University of Miami then doubled their lead on another powerplay to head in to the 3rd period with USF trailing at 4-2. The USF Ice Bulls tried to bring it back in the 3rd period but Miami kept them out for the most part and added another two to the scoreboard to make it 6-2. The game ended with the Ice Bulls’ only goal of the 3rd period from Matt Meyer, his second of the game. The game finished 6-3 to UM.
The USF Ice Bulls looked to salvage something from Saturday’s game and finish the double header with a win. This time it was University of Miami that took the lead half way through the 1st period. After a string of penalties from both sides, the 1st period ended with the USF Ice Bulls down by just one goal at 1-0. Miami continued to add goals to the scoreboard and shut out the USF Ice Bulls’ offense in the 2nd to extend their lead to 4-0 and close out the period. The USF Ice Bulls’ frustration began to set in which put the Ice Bulls’ penalty kill to work but unfortunately they were unable to stop Miami from capitalizing on two powerplay opportunities. After University of Miami made it 7-0 half way through the 3rd period, Nik Foresteire took to the net and closed out the game with a solid performance including a great glove save for his first save of the game. The USF Ice Bulls’ kept shooting on the Miami net and it was Matt Meyer who again closed the game with an Ice Bulls goal that ended Miami’s chances of a shutout. Despite outshooting the visitors, the game finished 7-1 to UM.Three Stars of the Week: #3 - #14 Conrad Crawford (0G, 1A, 1P) #2 - #11 DJ Guggi (1G, 1A, 2P) #1 - #22 Matt Meyer (3G, 0A, 3P)
The USF Ice Bulls will hope to get back to winning ways this weekend as they travel down to Florida Atlantic University for another double header weekend of hockey. Puck drop this Friday 8:45pm and Saturday 8:00pm, both games will be played at the Saveology.com IcePlex, in Coral Springs, FL! You should be able to listen to a live audio broadcast of both games at FAU Hockey UStream
Written by #10 Huw Baveystock.