Seawolves hockey destroys UNLV and Liberty on the road

Ben Almquist scores two goals in the third period to help the Seawolves defeat Liberty University 9-1. Skip Hickey photo.

The Seawolves dominated while on the road, defeating the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 3-1 and Liberty University 9-1 on Nov. 16 and 17, respectively, in Las Vegas. 

Having previously blown out UNLV 8-0 on Oct. 14, UAA returned to the ice with confidence. The team wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Max Helgeson scored on the first shot, 19 seconds into the game. 

UAA remained in the lead until UNLV tied it 1-1 with a long shot 15 minutes into the final period. UAA's Carter Belitski scored three minutes later to help the Seawolves regain the lead. 

Desperate for another goal, UNLV pulled their goalie from the game to put another offensive player on the ice. This strategy backfired, though, as the Seawolves skated past their defense in the final minute of the game and Matt Allen scored an easy empty-net goal to win the game  3-1. 

UAA out-shot UNLV 33-15 and seawolf goalie Joey Lamoueaux finished with 14 saves. 

The Seawolves laced up and hit the ice again the next day to take on the Liberty Eagles. From earlier on the game turned out to be another blowout. Caleb Hite, Conor Cole, Matt Johnson and Jarred White each scored in the opening period to give the Seawolves an early 4-0 lead. 

UAA maintained their momentum in the second period as Matt Kinash, Cole and Helgeson scored three more goals to extend their team's lead to 7-0. 

Liberty was able to connect with the net once,  but the Seawolves shut them out of the rest of the game as Ben Almquist scored two goals in the third period to complete the scoring for UAA and secure a 9-1 victory for the Seawolves. 

UAA returns to the Seawolf Sports Complex on Dec. 2 and 3 to take on Simon Fraser for the second time this season. The Seawolves faced a devastating 1-0 loss against SFU on Sep. 23. in their first game after a nearly 900 day hiatus.

Head to the rink on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. the following day to cheer on the Seawolves and help them get redemption over the Red Leafs.