Auburn earns series sweep of Ice Vols in 7-2 victory


Image via Justin Peart, Auburn Hockey

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Saturday saw the Tennessee Ice Vols take on Auburn Hockey in the second contest of a two game weekend series. In the first game, played on Friday night, Auburn defeated the vistors 3-1 behind two goals from forward Noah Henry and goalie Cam Denk’s .947 save percentage.


Period one belonged to the Tigers, who went up 1-0 with 5:37 left in the frame. Samuel Edwards scored from the slot for his second goal of the season thanks to a pass from forward Noah Henry, who collected his second assist and first of two points on the day.


Auburn couldn’t stay out of the box, picking up three penalties in the second period and seven penalties total on the day. Tennessee scored after the Tigers’ second infraction of the period, with No. 26 Trevor Lundy netting a power play goal to tie the game.


When asked about the penalties, head coach Marcel Richard said “We stayed disciplined. In the past we'd get excited and run around… good players make you pay for that. Today we didn’t run around, and we were able to block a lot of shots because of that.”


With a little over three minutes left in the second period, senior forward Brandon Weis was able to take the lead back for Auburn, scoring a goal assisted by No. 44 Andrew Woomer to make it a 2-1 game.


The Tigers flourished in the third period, outscoring Tennessee 5-1 in the final 20 minutes of play. The Orange & Blue picked up goals from Noah Henry, Henry Lange, Brandon Weis, Chuck Bay, and Liam Heffernan, allowing just one opposing tally by Tennessee forward Nicholas Carline. With the win, Auburn moves to 3-1-1 on the season (2-0-1 in SECHC play).


QUICK HITS

  • Cam Denk now ranks fourth, third, and first in starts, goals allowed average, and save percentage among qualified SECHC goalies (minimum two games played)

  • Brandon Weis is tied for the team lead in goals after netting two on the afternoon

  • Auburn’s +9 team goal differential is good for fourth best in the conference

COMING UP NEXT

Auburn’s next game with be at home in the Columbus Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET against rival Georgia. Radio and video streaming details are to be determined.