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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.

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Ice Miners Close out 2016-17 Successful Season with Loss at ACHA West Regional Tournament

While the Denver Pioneers may have gotten the best of the TCHC Champions on the ice, the Miners 2016-17 season was still an unqualified success.

The Miners arrived in Greeley, Colorado Thursday afternoon. With a 9 am start time, the Miners packed up the bus in the 17-degree weather and snow and were off to the rink.

This was the Miners first time at the ACHA Western Regional Tournament.

The Miners took the ice and came out ready to face off against the Denver Pioneers. The Miners found their rhythm quickly and Dominik Taras opened the scoring for the Miners.

The Miners continued to be strong defensively against the Pioneers. Late in the 1stperiod, Denver scored and both teams would head to the locker room tied at 1.

Back for the 2nd period, the Miners didn’t let up and kept fighting. Denver scored and took the lead 7 mins into the 2nd. Dominik Taras would tie the game for the Miners with his unassisted goal. With 2 mins remaining in the 2nd period, Denver would take the lead by 1 goal, 3-2.

The Miners knew this would be their chance to take back the game. Denver would start off the 3rd period with a goal and the Miners were down by 2. Miner Forward Jeramy Rezaeepour wasn’t ready to give up and scored to get the Miners within 1 goal of the Pioneers.

With just over a minute to play in the 3rd, Coach Herman called a timeout. Lazarski would go to the bench and the Miners would get an extra player on the ice. Despite their best efforts the Miners would fall short and lose the game 4-3.

Despite a disheartening loss in the 2nd round of the ACHA Regional Tournament the Miners concluded their 2nd season (30-4-1) overall on the season and as the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions.

On behalf of the UTEP Hockey Club they would like to thank their amazing fan base, families, coaches and staff for their continuous support.

Texas Hockey Champ UTEP heads to Colorado for Regionals

After claiming their first-ever Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference title, the UTEP Miners hope to continue their impressive hot streak as they compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Regionals Friday.

The TCHC champs enter the West Regional Tournament with a stellar 30-3 record as the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 6 Denver Pioneers at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Greeley Ice Haus in Colorado.

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club is a registered student organization that was formed in 2015. This will be the first postseason appearance for the Miners.

The game will be streamed live online at minershockey.com/live

Here is the full schedule for the West Regional Tournament:

Thursday, Feb. 23

• No. 12 UCLA vs. No. 9 San Diego State

• No. 11 Metro State vs. No. 10 Cal State Northridge

Friday, Feb 24

• No. 6 Denver vs. No. 7 UTEP

• Second lowest remaining seed vs. No. 4 Utah State

• Lowest remaining seed vs. No. 3 UNLV

• No. 5 Northern Colorado vs. No. 8 Weber State

Saturday, Feb 25

• Second lowest remaining seed vs. second highest remaining seed

• Lowest remaining seed vs. highest remaining seed

The ACHA Nationals are scheduled for March 9-19 in Columbus, Ohio.

Ice Miners set to play Denver in ACHA Western Regional Tourney

Following their big win to become the first ever TCHC Conference Champions the Miners earned a No. 7 seed in the ACHA Western Regional Tournament.

UTEP is set to face off against the seed No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers, Friday February 24 th at Greeley Ice Haus. Puck drops at 9am and will be streamed live on Black Dog Enterprises.

The Miners reached the tournament after their 6-0 win over the Dallas Baptist Patriots last weekend. With the win, the Miners became the first-ever TCHC Conference Champions.

UTEP enters the ACHA Regional Tournament with a 30-3 overall record.

This will be the first appearance for the Miners in the tournament in the clubs 2-year program history.

Story in Many Pics: Ice Miners blank Dallas Baptist 6-0, Take TCHC Crown

After a season that saw the Miners dominate their division rivals, UTEP rolled into the TCHC Championship game and did the same – blanking Dallas Baptist 6-0 Saturday afternoon.

Coming in to the playoffs as the number one overall seed, the Miners set their sights on being the team left standing at the top. After an incredible 7-1 win over Texas Tech the Miners met Dallas Baptist in the TCHC Championship game.

The 1st period went scoreless.

Back for the 2nd period, the Miners were ready to get the show going as Nick Howell scored the first goal of the game assisted by Jake Colclasure and Jorge Duenas. Shortly after Nick Howell finds the back of the net to put the Miners up by 2 goals. A minute later, Jeramy Rezaeepour added to the total with the help of Dominik Taras and Matt Sanca. Miners led 3-0 at the end of the 2nd.

Heading to the 3rd, only 20 minutes stood between the Miners and the Championship. Brett Bloor got in on the fun and increased the Miners lead to 4. With 5 minutes remaining, Lukas Znosko scored assisted by Dominik Taras and Angel Sanca. Adding an exclamation on the game Nick Howell gets the hat trick with his goal late in the 3rd period.

The Miners would go uncontested and Alek Lazarski gets the shut-out. With a 6-0 win over the Patriots the Miners became the first ever TCHC Conference Champions. After a hard fought season, the Miners would be crowned both the Regular Season and TCHC Conference Champions.

With a win in the Championship game the Miners await the opportunity to continue the season in the ACHA Regionals Tournament later this month.

Congratulations goes out to Lukas Znosko, Alek Lazarski, and Jeramy Rezaeepour for making the TCHC All Conference Team.

Our very own Andres Acosta was there and brings you his view of the celebration via today’s story in many pics.

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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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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, minershockey.com/tchcplayoffs.

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.

League-Leading Ice Miners to End Regular Season vs UNM Lobos with Playoffs Looming

As the regular season comes to end, the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference-leading UTEP Miners will face a Southwest rival to get prepared for the playoffs on the horizon.

The Miners will close the regular season against the University of New Mexico Lobos in an American Collegiate Hockey Association two-game home series at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center at 4100 E. Paisano.

The games are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 and fans are asked to wear orange.

UTEP, now 25-3 (16-2 in the South Division in Division II of the ACHA in the TCHC, while New Mexico is 12-9 (10-6 in the Pacific Division in Division I of the ACHA). The Miners have been receiving solid play all season from forwards Lukas Znosko with 35 goals and 63 points, and Jeramy Rezaeepour with 32 goals and 60 points.

The Lobos are looking to the strength of center Nate Taglialegami, who has 14 goals and 28 points.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, Black Section and Grey Section; $10 for Orange Section; $15 for Glass Section; $20 for Balcony; and free for military with ID. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

The TCHC playoffs and championship game are set for Feb. 9-11 in El Paso. The ACHA regionals are scheduled for Feb. 24-26.

 

UTEP takes on Texas State in Hockey at Coliseum Events Center

After taking down the Texas Tech Red Raiders for two decisive wins last weekend, the UTEP Miners hockey team is ready to claim two more, this time against the Texas State Bobcats.

The league-leading Miners, who are crushing the South Division in the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference, will take on the Bobcats in a two-game home series at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 E. Paisano.)

UTEP, now 21-2, will once again rely on the strength of its talented forward Lukas Znosko, who leads the Miners with a whopping 59 points. Texas State, 9-15 and also in the South Division, will look to forward Scott Brownrigg, who has 29 points, to guide the Bobcats.

The games are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, Black Section and Grey Section; $10 for Orange Section; $15 for Glass Section; $20 for Balcony; and free for military with ID. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Ice Miners Set to Take on rival Texas Tech at County Coliseum

After Texas A&M put an end to UTEP’s 15-game win streak in a split decision last weekend, the Miners hockey team is seeking to get back on track this weekend.

The league-leading Miners will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference two-game home series showdown at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 E. Paisano.)

The powerhouse Miners are a stellar 14-2 and lead the South Division, while Texas Tech is 5-9 and competes in the North Division.

This season, UTEP has been paced by standout sophomore center Lukas Znosko with 53 points and sophomore goalie Alek Lazarski with 20 wins. Forward Austin Murray leads the Red Raiders with 12 goals and 14 assists.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, Black Section and Grey Section; $10 for Orange Section; $15 for Glass Section; $20 for Balcony; and free for military with ID.

Tickets are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Undefeated UTEP Hockey faces Texas A&M at County Coliseum Sunday

The Aggies are coming to town and the Miners are ready.

The top-ranked, unbeaten UTEP Miners will host the No. 2 Texas A&MAggies in a battle for the top spot in the South Division of the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference this weekend.

The two-game, special home series is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 8-9, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center at 4100 E. Paisano.

The Miners are an incredible 13-0, while Texas A&M is 11-1. UTEP is paced by stellar sophomore center Lukas Znosko, who already has earned two TCHC Players of the Week honors this season. The Stamford, Conn., native leads the Miners with 51 points, including 29 goals and 22 assists.

One of the winningest programs in Texas college hockey history, the Aggies are looking to the play of standout center Huston Svondrk, who currently has 37 points.

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club competes within the TCHC, which is part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, Black Section and Grey Section, $10 for Orange Section, $15 for Glass Section, $20 for Balcony and free for military with ID. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Ice Miners Alone In 1st; Finish First Half 19-1

With first place at stake in the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference, the UTEP Miners returned home with one thing on their mind: Domination.

The UTEP Miners hosted the Dallas Baptist Patriots in a battle for first place in the TCHC.  DBU entered the weekend 11-4 while the Miners were 11-1.

The Miners came out hot Friday night as Matt Sanca, Lukas Znosko and Dalton Monaghan all found the back of the net to put the Miners up 3-0.  During the first, the Miners were able to kill off 5 DBU power plays.

The second period the Miners once again came out strong. But once again they found themselves in the penalty box. The Miners were shorthanded 6 times in the second, however it didn’t slow down the scoring for the Miners. Lukas Znosko scored twice during the second period including a shorthanded goal. Alek Lazarski was also sharp stopping all 10 shots in the second.

As the third period started, the Miners were up 5-0 but were on the penalty kill.  DBU was able to find the back of the net on the powerplay and even strength to pull to 5-2.  However, Jeramy Rezaeepour put the Miners up 6-2 with a shorthanded goal.  DBU wasn’t finished as they scored once again on the powerplay but the Miners would answer as Matt Sanca would score to finish the game 7-3.

Saturday night’s contest proved to be a much closer contest. Nick Howell put the Miner’s up 1-0 in the first minute of play. However, DBU would find the back of the net shortly after to tie up the game. Leading scorer Znosko would score his second shorthanded goal of the weekend to put the Miners up 2-1 after the first period.

After a relatively calm first period, the scoring opened up as well as the penalty box door.  The Miners would find themselves shorthanded for four times but also on the man advantage three times. DBU tied up the game in the first period, but Brett Bloor would put the Miners back up 3-2 after a nice pass from Matt Sanca across the slot back door.

Jeramy Rezaeepour would score shorthanded for the Miners to put the team up 4-2, however DBU would rally back and score three straight goals to take the lead 5-4. However, before the period would end, Rezaeepour would score on the powerplay to even the score 5-5.

In the third period, the Miners found themselves once again killing four straight penalties.  Znosko would score the game winning goal and Lazarski would close the door as the Miners won 6-5.

It was a hard fought weekend between the Patriots and Miners. Both teams will enjoy the break.

The Miners will resume play when Texas A&M comes to town January 8th and 9th. Both games are at 7:30pm.

Happy Holidays from the Miners Hockey Club. See you in 2017.

Sizzling UTEP Hockey faces Dallas Baptist this Weekend; Free Ticket for Unwrapped Toy

The UTEP Miners are scorching the competition and hope to keep the success gliding along as they return home for a Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference two-game home series.

The red-hot Miners will face the Dallas Baptist Patriots at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center at 4100 E. Paisano.

During the weekend, the Miners will be accepting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Fans who donate a toy will receive 1 free ticket to the game.

The Miners are coming off a key weekend victory over the Texas Longhorns on Nov. 18-19, winning the first game 3-0 and the second 6-1. UTEP was guided by leading scorer Luka Znosko and the solid play of Bret Bloor and goalkeeper Aleksander Lazarski.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, Black Section and Grey Section, $10 for Orange Section, $15 for Glass Section, $20 for Balcony and free for military with ID.

Tickets are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Ice Miners Sweep Longhorns in Austin; Will Host Dallas Baptist next Week

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club headed to Austin Friday to play the second leg of their back to back weekend sets versus the UT Longhorns. After sweeping the Longhorns in El Paso last weekend, the Miners knew that the Longhorns would be looking to defend their home ice.

Both teams came out strong Friday night trading early chances, however it was the Miner’s Brett Bloor who would find the back of the net first as he crossed the top of the circles and ripped a wrist shot top shelf.  The Miners would continue to keep up the pressure as they put up 17 shots in the first period alone.

Lazarski stood tall for the Miners as he turned away all 12 shots in the first.

In the second, both teams continued to battle hard against each other as well as tough ice conditions.  The Miners kept up their pressure and putting 21 shots on net, but they couldn’t find seem to score.  Lazarski made several key stops as he made all 9 saves in the second.

During the third period, the Miners seemed to find their rhythm.  They stepped up their speed and applied more pressure on the Longhorns in the offensive zone.  Half way through the period, Jon Sanca would find the back of the net to put the Miners up 2-0.

The Miners would find themselves shorthanded for the last two minutes, however leading scorer Lukas Znosko would win a race for a loose puck to score a shorthanded empty net goal and make the final score 3-0.  The Miners outshot their opponents 57-26.

Saturday night both teams were back at it.  The Miners were looking to finish off the season sweep and came out strong.  Brett Bloor would once again open up the scoring in the first two minutes of the period.  It would be the only goal scored until Lukas Znosko would score his second shorthanded goal of the weekend with only 6 seconds left in the first period putting the Miners up 2-0.

The Miners would start the second period shorthanded and it was Jeramy Rezaeepour’s turn to score a shorthanded goal. Only 12 seconds into the second frame, Rezaeepour would jump on a loose puck in the Longhorns zone and rip a shot 5 hole to put the Miners up 3-0.

The Miners would continue to keep up the pressure and Josh Baeza would find the back of the net just past the half way point of the second.  Miners outshot the Longhorns 17-5 in the second and were up 4-0.

The final period of the weekend saw the Miners continually getting shots on net.  Parker Levitt would take advantage on a quick 2 on 1 as Baeza feathered over a pass to put the Miners up 5-0.

However, the Longhorns would finally score on the weekend less than a minute later as El Pasoan David Quirarte would find the back of the net.  With less than two minutes left, Znosko would score his second of the game to ice the Longhorns as the Miners would win 6-1.

The Miners will have Thanksgiving weekend off as they prepare to host first place in the TCHC Dallas Baptist December 2nd and 3rd. For ticket information, please visit www.minershockey.com

Ice Miners Improve to 15 -1 after Weekend Shutout of UT

With a sweep of the University of Texas at Austin (20) this weekend, your UTEP (11) Hockey team improved to 15 and 1.

Ranked 11th in the West Region of the ACHA the Miners opened conference play at home against the ranked (20) Texas Longhorns.

Brett Bloor would open the scoring for the Miners with the first goal of the night off the assist by Kevin Duncan. Texas doesn’t answer and Matt Sanca increased the Miner lead to two goals.

Leading scorer Lukas Znosko kept it going assisted by Jeramy Rezaeepour in the second to make it 3-0 Miners, with his 18th goal of the season. With three minutes remaining in the second Nicholas Howell assisted by Kevin Duncan would put the Miners up 4-0 before heading to the locker room.

In the final period, Lukas Znosko scored his second of the night to give the Miners a 5-0 lead. With Matt Sanca in the box, Texas scored on the power play and gave Texas their first goal of the night, 5-1. Znosko would complete the hat trick with a goal assisted by Mack Hollis and Gabe Goodroe and put the Miners up 6-1. However, the Miners weren’t done yet. Rezaeepour assisted by Duncan, his third assist of the night, gave the Miners their 7th goal of the night. Texas would score another goal late in the third but the Miners win game one, 7-2.

Back for game two Saturday night, Brett Bloor slipped one passed the Texas goalie early in the first, 1-0 Miners. Then after a scramble at the net, Jeramy Rezaeepour found an opening and put the Miners up by 2.

The Miners controlled the second period offensively with three goals scored by Lukas Znosko, Jeramy Rezaeepour and Gabe Goodroe.

In the final period of the weekend, the Miner goal streak would continue with a goal from Jorge Duenas to increase the Miner lead to 6-0. Open in front of the net, Matt Sanca passed to Brett Bloor to score the 7th Miner goal of the night. Texas would get the final goal of the night but the Miners would sweep the series with a 7-1 win in game two.

The Miners improve to 15-1 overall in the season and head back on the road to Austin, Texas to face off against the Texas Longhorns November 18th and 19th.

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