State & UNC Struggle. Wake Handles UVA. HPU Wins Two In GA.


This week’s out of state schedule was a little rough on the club teams from here in North Carolina.

The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University looked out of state in a big game against the Cavaliers from Mr. Jefferson’s University in their home opener at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Wake took UVA from puck drop to the final horn with a final score of 6-0 in WFU goalie Owen Polombo’s 1st career shutout.

Wake keeps things in state with UNC-Charlotte on the 27th and UNC-W on the 28th both on the road

High Point University’s D2 headed down to Georgia along with Charlie Daniels to take on Kennesaw State in a two game series. In game one, JR Slayton hopped right back on the streak train with a celly and a helper. Sanford, NC’s own Dakota Johnson had the game winner and an assist while sophomore Nick Sasso picked up two goals and two assist in the 6-4 win.

Game two of this square off with the Owls saw the scoring for the Panthers continue. JR Slayton picked up an shorty and an assist. Dakota Johnson belted a goal and an assist. Goalie Jack Viera stopped 24 of 25 in this 4-1 win.

HPU’s D2 squad takes on Embry Riddle for two November 3rd and 4th. Also, be on the lookout in November for HPU’s “Shots From The Point.” A dedicated weekly podcast on HPU’s hockey program.

Garrett Auriene became the 8th player in Icepack history to reach 100 points in a 8-4 over the Cardinals of the University of Louisville in the first of three games in the Bluegrass state for NC State.

However the weekend would not end as well as it stated for the boys in red.

In game two against the IceCats of UK, the Cats would jump out quick with 2 before Auriene would answer with a goal making it 2-1. Zach Herman would tie things but UK jumped right back in the lead, then tore off their rear view mirror. This one ended in 8-3 in favor of the Wildcats.

Game three against Indiana University saw the Icepack trail 2-0 into the second period before Nick Shook made it 2-1 late in the second. A third period goal from the Hoosiers would end things 3-1 in favor of IU.
State will be at home against the Tar Heels of UNC on the 27th.

UNC faced the Hoosiers in game one of their ACHA Men’s Hockey Tournament. IU put three in the pack of the net on 18 shots in the 1st. Matt Grady got the Heels on the board in the 2nd and Cam Glonek added a second Heel goal after the Hoosiers answered with 2. After a 2nd goal in the period the 2nd period ended with the score of 6-3 in favor of Indiana. One in the 3rd would leave it 7-3 IU which is where it ends.

Matt Grady would get the boys from Chapel Hill on the scoreboard first in the Heels’ game against Louisville, and Patrick O’Shaughnessy would make things 2-1 early in the third period. Nick Aney would tie things at 3.Early in the final frame, it was O’Shaughnessy who put the Tar Heels up 4-3, but 2 goals broke the backs of the Heels and Louisville would get the better end of this game 5-4.

Before the Tar Heels could slide out of the Commonwealth, they faced a UK team that would put up 4 on a shutout.

UNC faces NC State on the 27th away in Cary.

We will continue to bring you coverage of all the NC club hockey teams from across the state, and keep you up to day with our streaming guide. As always you can follow all things hockey here in North Carolina, including the Fayetteville Marksmen and Carolina Thunderbirds. We also have Kids Canes for the junior hockey fans in your house