Summerlin– Coming back from last night’s loss, the Rebels were ready to fight. Right away they showed that they were not letting Colorado get off easily. UNLV F Matt Painchaud made the first goal within the first minute of the game.
The team continued to show that losing was not an option at the beginning of the second period. UNLV F Elijah Barriga scored a goal at 17:23, with an assist from Riley Williams on defense.
As the game winded down, the action continued until the very last second. With 2:46 to go, Barriga and Painchaud assisted Williams to score, making the score 3-2 in favor of the Rebels.
Head coach Anthony Vignieri-Greener is very proud of the teams’ first win in the new arena and is happy the boys could come back strong from a tough loss. He told them going into the game to “forget last night and really prove yourself on the ice.”
Goalie Ben Giesbrecht is happy to come out of the weekend 1-1. He said that starting the game off with the lead gave the team a fire to push for the win.
Forward Cody Williams said the team is more comfortable on the ice and will use every bit of the home court advantage. “Growing up here, being able to play in this new arena is like a dream come true!” He hopes to see the team continue to progress and play harder with each game.
The Skatin’ Rebels play again October 6th, and 7th against Utah at City National Arena