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Breaking The Ice: UNLV Skatin’ Rebels
Las Vegas–The Skatin Rebels might not have been showing off their skills at City National Arena in over a month, but the boys have been buzzing up a storm on the road. The team is coming off their longest road trip of the season that started on November 16th and will end January 20th. This trip took the Rebels to Colorado, Utah, and North Dakota. Out of the eight games so far, they finished a respectable five wins and only three losses.
When asked his opinion on how the road games went, Forward Viktor Brask said, “It was a good start to [winter] break when we won all three games against CU and CSU. We were hoping to keep it going after break against Minot and Jamestown, but didn’t really bring the fight to them. We learn from every loss, and I am positive that we will bounce back next week in Utah.”
The first leg of the trip gave the Rebels two wins against the University of Utah and Canisius College. After a big weekend in Colorado, the Rebels finished strong with two wins against Colorado State University and one win against University of Colorado. The team has been working really hard and are proud to be going into the rest of the season being #10 in the latest ACHA Division 1 rankings.
Looking back on everything the team has accomplished so far this season, Coach Anthony Vignieri-Greener says that the most rewarding part of the season so far was playing that Utah series in front of that huge crowd right after that tragedy that the city of Vegas went through. Also I love how we continue to get better and put in the work each and every day.
He is looking forward to the team competing every single time they step on the ice going into the last few games of the season. Starting with the practices leading into games and really seeing what this team can do and making a push towards the national tournament.
The Skatin’ Rebels head to the T-Mobile Arena for a game against Midland University on February 16th. Forward Tristan Mayer looks forward to playing there again as he said last year it was a great experience and he thinks this year will be a another huge success for the program. Mayer said he also looks forward to the final stretch of games as the team hopes to continue to improve as we get closer to the National tournament and hopefully a National championship.
The Skatin’ Rebels have two more away games against the University of Utah before returning to City National Arena on February 2nd.