UNLV Hockey looks to face off against the Grand Valley State Lakers in the quarterfinals of the National Tournament on Friday, March 17th at 10:15 a.m. EST.
The Skatin’ Rebels closed out the regular season 24-3-1 as the No. 4 ranked team entering the National Tournament, earning a first day bye.
GVSU concluded its regular season 32-7-0 to enter the postseason as the No. 13 seed.
For the 2022-23 season, UNLV averaged 5.2 goals per game out of its 28 ACHA games (146 total goals) with three games of 10+ goals.
Tuning into a strong defense, overall the Rebels allowed 52 goals against to limit their opponents to 2.26 goals per game. The Scarlet & Gray have tallied five shutouts on the year, with all three goaltenders earning one.
In comparison, GVSU has averaged six goals per game, racking up a total of 235 goals in its 39 games. The Lakers stacked up eight victories with 10+ goals scored.
On defense, GVSU allowed 93 goals against for an average of 2.7 allowed per game and earned five shutouts on the season.
The Lakers kicked off their start at Nationals by knocking out the University at Buffalo Bulls 8-3 Thursday morning.
Grand Valley saw 43 shots on net with sophomore Nicklas Sommerfield earning his second hat trick of the year with two unassisted goals and a shorthanded score.
Carson Korte hit an empty net in the last three minutes followed by an unassisted shot from Tristan Avoletta to secure the victory against the Bulls. In the net, Devin Naidow held a .909 SV% with 30 saves against 33 shots.
Tune in to watch the Rebels take on the Lakers on HockeyTv and follow UNLV Hockey across all media platforms for live updates throughout the tournament.
Players of Note from Regular Season
Leading Scorer: #37 Cole Wyatt 14-24-38 in 28 games
Top Goal Scorer: #37 Cole Wyatt 14 goals in 28 games
Top Goalie: #29 Landon Pavlisin 15-1, 0.947 SV%, 1.68 GAA, 3 SO & 1 SOW
Leading Scorer: #12 Gage Thrall 29-31-60 in 36 games
Top Goal Scorer: #12 Gage Thrall 29 goals in 36 games
Top Goalie: #1 Devin Naidow 24-6, 0.919 SV%, 2.50 GAA, 1 SO & 1 SOW