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Ice Miners Open 2017-18 Season on the Road Against Texas A&M

The Miners Hockey Club has announced they will open the 2017-18 season on the road against Texas A&M on September 29, 2017 at the Spirit Ice Arena. This matchup kicks off conference play for the new season.

The Miners and Aggies opened up their season last year in College Station. The first game saw the two teams trade goals back and forth and ended up going into overtime. Neither team scored in OT, however the Miners were able to win the game 7-6 in a shootout.

The following night, the Miners and Aggies were back at it. Again both teams didn’t have issues scoring early. However, the Aggies outscored the Miners to win 5-3.

Opening up the second half of the season, the Miners and Aggies faced off in El Paso. The first game once again saw the Miners come out strong. They took the first game 6-3. However, they couldn’t get the home sweep against the Aggies. The Aggies would win 2-1.

“We are starting our conference play against one of the strongest teams. It’s no secret A&M has had a strong club for several years. Although we have only played them a handful of times, the games are always exciting and something our team looks forward too.” commented Coach Herman.

Last season, the Miners finished 1st in the South Division and the Aggies were a close 2nd. During the TCHC tournament, the teams were in opposite brackets for a potential matchup for the championship. However, the Aggies were upset by UT in overtime the opening game.

The Miners went on to win the TCHC Championship by defeating the DBU Patriots by a score of 6-0.

Both teams will look to build on their success from last season as the TCHC enters it’s second year.

Author: UTEP Miner Hockey

Red-Hot Ice Miners Set for Hockey Playoffs; 1st Round starts Thursday

The Miners are set to host the first ever TCHC Playoffs February 9-11 at the El Paso County Events Center. Texas A&M, University of Texas, Dallas Baptist University, Texas Tech, and University of North Texas will also play in the tournament.

As part of the eight original founding members of the the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference the Miners have showed dominance and finished out conference play in first place with an 18-2 record, making them the TCHC regular season champions.

Earning a first-round bye the Miners will take on the winner of the Texas Tech/UNT game Friday, February 10th at 3pm. A win in the semi-

finals will earn them a spot in Saturday’s championship game.

Leading the Miners Sophomore Jeramy Rezaeepour, capped off a stellar season with 3 goals and 2 assists against the University of New Mexico last weekend bringing his total to 75 points (38 G, 37 A) on the season. Alek Lazarski has had a solid season in net for the Miners. With a 2.98 goals against average the Sophomore from North Bend, Washington has been a key to a strong Miner defense.

On Thursday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the University of North Texas Mean Green will face off at 2pm in game 1 of the TCHC Playoffs. Followed by game 2 at 7pm, Texas A&M will meet with the University of Texas Longhorns for a place in the Semi-Finals on Friday.

Ticket packages start at $20 for all 5 games. For more information on the TCHC Playoffs visit,

Round One Schedule

Ø North Division qualifier: Texas Tech vs. North Texas, 2 p.m.

Ø South Division qualifier: Texas A&M vs. Texas, 7 p.m.

‘Ice’ Miners Announce 2016-17 Hockey Schedule

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club announced today its 32 game regular season schedule for the 2016-17 campaign.
It was announced earlier this summer that the Miners will now compete as part of the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference (TCHC). Conference play will begin on Friday, September 30th, when the Miners open the season on the road against Texas Christian University (TCU) on September 23rd for a two game series in Fort Worth.
Before wrapping up the first road trip the Miners will stop in Dallas for game one in the two game series against North Texas. Game two will be played the following Sunday (October 2, 2016) in Dallas, TX.
UTEP will then head east for a two game series against the Texas A&M Aggies (Sept. 30-1). The Aggies will travel to El Paso (Jan. 8-9).
After being on the road for two weeks, the Miners will host Grand Canyon University for a two game series in the season opener on Friday, October 14th.
The 2016-17 season campaign adds several new teams to the Miners schedule including, North Texas, University of Texas, Grand Canyon University, and Northern Arizona University. Along with the newest additions the Miners will welcome back to the El Paso County Events Center Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, and the University of New Mexico.
“I’m very excited about our schedule. We are able to start our conference games against UT. I’m excited to see the support from the fans, UTEP and El Paso. I know the players are excited to get back on the ice and play in front of our fans,” said Coach Herman.
Up next, the Miners will host Northern Arizona University (Oct. 21-22). This will be the Ice Jacks first trip to the Sun City and the first meeting between both teams. The Ice Jacks will host the Miners (Jan. 26-28) in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Miners will open their home conference schedule on Friday, November 11, when they host the University of Texas Longhorns for a two game series. The following weekend, UTEP will head to Austin to complete the home and away series with the Longhorns (Nov 18-19).
Heading back to El Paso the Miners will host Dallas Baptist (Dec. 2-3) to wrap up the fall semester. This will be the Patriots first trip to the El Paso County Events Center and the second meeting between both teams.
UTEP returns to Albuquerque this season for a two game series against the University of New Mexico Lobos (November 4-5). The Lobos will help the Miners close out the regular season schedule (Feb. 3-4) at the El Paso County Events Center.
To kick off the spring semester, the Miners will face Texas A&M (Jan. 8-9) and Texas Tech (Jan.14-15). Leading up to the final four game road trip of the season, the Miners will host Texas State (Jan. 21-22), following their earlier meeting in San Antonio on (Oct. 29-30).
TCHC announced Tuesday, June 14, UTEP will host the first ever Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs on February 9-11.
“It’s exciting for the club to be in its second season. I know the players have been working hard and I know the fans will see their hard work on the ice. And for the club to have the honor to host the first TCHC playoffs, I know the fans will rally around their miners,” comments Coach Herman.
Don’t miss out on an exciting new season for the Miners. Season tickets are on sale now with tickets starting at $5 per game. For more information, click here or call our ticket office at (915) 491-7879.

Miners return to the ice, ask fans to ‘Orange Out’ the rink on Thursday

After a break for the holidays, the Miner hockey team resumes their inaugural season with key match ups against two in-state rival clubs.

The Miners are looking forward to their 2016 home opener on Thursday, January 7th as they take the Texas A&M Aggies.  The squad has already hit the ice for practice, and are asking fans to ‘orange out’ their home rink against the Aggies on Thursday. The Game is scheduled to start at 7:30.

After the Aggies, the Miners then welcome the University of Nuevo Leon January 22nd and 23rd; with Texas Tech will returning to El Paso for a two game series on February 5th and 6th.

Season ticket holders can pick up their A&M tickets at any time.  Please call 915-491-7879 for more info.

Author: UTEP Hockey