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Ice Miners battle Dallas Baptist for TCHC Championship Saturday

After waiting a day to take the ice, the Miners were eager to get their turn in the TCHC Playoffs as they faced off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Dominik Taras opened the scoring for the Miners with a power play goal 5 mins into the 1stperiod.

Leading scorer Jeramy Rezaeepour scores 9 seconds into the 2nd period opening the Miner goal streak. Miners scored a total of 5 goals in the 2nd period increasing their lead to 6-0 at the buzzer. Rezaeepour scored 4 of the 5 goals. As Matt Sanca also added to the Miner lead. Adding to the excitement, Alek Lazarski was credited the second assist on Matt Sanca’s goal.

Late in the 3rd period, Austin Schriver snuck one passed Lazarski to put the Red Raiders up on the board. With the championship game in sight Josh Baeza added one more to Miner victory making the final score 7-1.

As the number 1 overall seed of the TCHC Playoffs the Miners punched their ticket to the championship game and will take on the winner of the earlier semi-final game the Dallas Baptist Patriots.

The puck drops Saturday, February 10th at 12pm. Tickets start at $5. For more information visit minershockey.com/tchcplayoffs

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