****So, after Friday nights game, I returned home to discover my camera cord was missing. I had to order a new cord and was finally able to upload the pictures from the hockey game. Sorry this is a week old, but I really wanted to post pictures on the blog post….
Coming off a rather successful road trip through North Dakota, the #9 Sooners were hoping to keep the magic going when they returned home to host #2 Davenport. It just wasn’t meant to be, as the Panthers defeated OU Friday night by a tune of 8-4.
It was the third match-up between the two, also having the same outcome. The Sooners scored four unanswered goals, three in the second period and one early in the third to bring the game with-in one point, but the Panthers were able to refocus and take control back of the game. Goal scorers for OU were (in order) Jesse Bryant, Joey Purull, Shane Vorndran (on a great short handed chance) and Brad McCabe with a power play goal. Matt Pombo was able to make 36 saves in the match.
Saturday night was not much better for OU, taking another loss to Davenport, 6-3. The win was momentous for Davenport’s head coach Paul Lowden, who starting the program in 2002-03, collected his 300th career win and his overall mark now stands at 300-76-13.
The Panthers have a total of 4 players in the ACHA who are points leaders in the top ten rankings.
Scorers for the Sooners on Saturday were Steven Behm, Justin King and Jessie Bryant, with Brad Roth starting in net making 24 saves.
Be sure to follow OU’s August Hoffman while he is in Turkey competing in the World University games on his blog as well!