In the final two games of the University of Oklahoma’s hockey
season, No. 1 CSU traveled to Oklahoma City with the hopes of
ending the Sooners’ season by giving the first-year hockey program
something to think about all offseason.
Friday’s game went according to plan with CSU picking up a win
5-3, proving to the Oklahoma fans why CSU is ranked No.1 in The
Daily’s ACHA Division II Ratings Percentage Index.
But on Saturday night the Sooners proved why they are ranked No.
2 in the same RPI standings. Oklahoma stepped up its game and
brought the Rams down by their horns. Oklahoma’s offense erupted
and the defense stopped the high-powered Ram offense to pick up a
6-1 victory. The Rams now turn their slightly shaken attention to
the University of Wyoming for club hockey’s version of the ‘Border
War.’ The game will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Though tough to handle, the Rams do not plan to dwell on the
loss to Oklahoma. They have already locked a spot in the national
playoffs, which begin on March 3. The Rams are in Pool A with
Miami, Penn State and feel-good story Central Michigan, which
turned its season around and passed the Michigan Wolverines in the
season’s final game to take the fourth spot in the Central
Colorado will be in the playoff picture as well. The Buffs are
in Pool B with Siena, Indiana and Central Division Champion
Oakland, which has only one loss this season, to Michigan
Since Ram hockey is a club sport, there is no school funding for
the trip to Maryland, where the playoffs will take place. So the
Rams will be holding their annual bachelor auction at 7 p.m.
Wednesday in the Ramskeller.
All proceeds go to getting the team to Maryland.
“We’re really looking forward to going to nationals, and this
fundraiser gives our team a chance to do that,” said Captain Jason
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
After taking only one game in two double-headers against the
Otero Junior College Rattlers, the CSU club baseball team headed to
Trinidad to play the Trojans. Unfortunately the game was canceled
due to snow. The Rams now head to Pueblo to play CSU-Pueblo Friday
through Sunday as the Rams attempt to avenge their three losses to
the Rattlers and move up the standing once again.
CSU women’s club lacrosse traveled to San Luis Obispo. Calif.,
to compete in the Cal Poly Tourney, where the Lady Rams made a good
showing but lost to No.1 Cal Poly 11-7. They then lost a
heart-breaker to No.13 Towson 6-5.
In the final game CSU took to the field with interstate rival
No. 8 Air Force and won in convincing fashion 12-6. Overall the
team kept up with the big schools on the field and, with the win
over Air Force, showed that this season should be a good one.