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It was a triumphant return to the ice for the Frogs, as they swept East Texas Baptist University in their first series of the 2016-2017 season. The Frogs had to travel to Shreveport, Louisiana to play against ETBU, in their first ever games as a collegiate program. Junior Gunnar Roadfeldt said “the away fans created a great atmosphere for both games”.
In the first game of the weekend the Frogs came out firing, scoring three goals in the opening period. ETBU battled back, but it was Freshman Brady Winkler that ultimately stole the show, scoring 2 goals and also getting 2 assists to help the Frogs to a 7-4 victory in their first game back. New goalie Nick Magusiak was able to get the win in his first ever game as a Frog.
The second game was much tighter and more a of a challenge for the Frogs. After giving up two first period goals, the Frogs battled back scoring a goal in each period, in order to win 3-2. Captain Brett Jacobson led the way in the second game, scoring two goals, including the game winning goal. Senior goalie Thomas Scoggin was able to hold off the ETBU offense in the second and third periods in order to earn his first win of the season.
The Frogs are off to a hot start in the 2016-2017 season, and hoping to continue the momentum into their next series against the DBU Patriots.
The TCU Ice Hockey team is back on campus after a long summer and is ready to get right back at it on the ice. While losing some core players to graduation, the returning players are rejuvenated and ready to go. Joining the team this year are some new Frogs who are ready to match up against the opposition. Check out our calendar for upcoming games. Come out to the Dr. Pepper Stars Center-EULESS and cheer on the purple and white. Go Frogs!
The TCU Horned Frogs closed out their season this weekend at NYTEX Sports Centre with a split against the Texas State Bobcats, despite being severely outmanned in both games.
Friday night’s tilt featured an implosion by Texas State, as the team found its way into penalty trouble for the game’s entirety, including two disqualifications for Saturday’s rematch between the two teams. After goals by forwards junior Cody Ross and senior Jake Wallstedt left the game in a 2-2 tie after two periods, freshman forward Gunnar Roadfeldt potted a goal early in the third, assisted by Wallstedt.
Texas State erased the deficit and quickly added another to bring the score to 4-3 before penalty trouble led to two Horned Frog goals by junior Trevor Sullivan and Roadfeldt. Ross added an insurance marker on a breakaway tally assisted by Wallstedt to bring the score to 6-4. Texas State added another mark with 40 seconds left in the game but could not muster another one to tie it up.
Thomas Scoggin was again tremendous in net for the Horned Frogs, stopping 32 shots, including a game-saving side-to-side blocker stop to keep the Horned Frogs on top with less than 15 seconds remaining.
Final Score: Horned Frogs 6, Texas State 5
Saturday’s game did not end the same for the Horned Frogs as an early lead for Texas State could not be overcome, despite a three-goal second period.
Texas State scored twice in each period playing against a depleted Horned Frogs lineup. Goals from Ross, Sullivan, and Brett Jacobson had the Horned Frogs down by one heading into the third period, before Roadfeldt tied the game midway through the third period with a wrist shot from the right circle. However TCU could not generate any more offense on tired legs, and Texas State scored two goals less than a minute apart to take the lead for good.
Scoggin’s night in net was a busy one, facing 50 shots and stopping 44.
Final Score: Horned Frogs 4, Texas State 6
With the team getting more and more recognition from the student body, we hope to see everyone out at NYTEX Sports Centre as we close out our home schedule against the Texas State Bobcats. Tickets are free with TCU Student ID.
Each week we will be interviewing a member of the TCU Horned Frog hockey team, with questions ranging from hockey specific to personal interests. If you have any questions you would like to ask a player, feel free to send them to us at TCUHockey@gmail.com
This week’s interview is with team Captain, senior defenseman Michael Authier. Authier is one of the founding members of TCU Hockey and wears #77.
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
Weight: 200 lbs
Year in School: Senior
Major: Finance & Accounting
Why did you decide to go to TCU?
“TCU felt like home the first time I visited the campus. I also like the smaller enrollment size. It also helped that TCU has a good business school.”
Why did you choose your major?
“I first came to TCU intending to major in entrepreneurial management. Then I took some finance and accounting classes and really liked them so I decided to change my major.”
What is your favorite sports team/player?
“Nashville Predators because I moved to Nashville in 1998, which was the Preds’ inaugural season. My favorite player is Ray Bourque.”
What is your favorite food?
“Steak and mashed potatoes.”
What is your favorite television show?
“Archer is by far the best show on TV. I could watch it anytime.”
What do you enjoy most about being on the team?
“My favorite part of playing on the team is the camaraderie that we have. It is great being able to continue my playing career with a group of guys that share the same love of hockey that I do.”
Finally, what three things would you have with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
“1) My two golden retrievers