Senior Day Preview

By: Tyler Farmer

 

For the Ice Dawg seniors, this weekend’s upcoming senior day festivities will be memorable.  The weekend slate against South Florida and Georgia Tech will showcase hockey at its roots. While home games are normally played at Akins Ford Arena in the Classic Center, these contests will be played outside at the Foundry Pavilion. While still close in proximity to the Classic Center, the outdoor games create a unique atmosphere for the players and fans alike.

In the season series, Georgia has beaten Georgia Tech twice, and the teams have tied once. The Ice Dawgs have yet to play South Florida this season.

In terms of postseason play, winning both games would go a long way towards punching our ticket to nationals. The Ice Dawgs are #2 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) South Region poll and 9th overall. With USF and Georgia Tech ranked 3rd and 9th in the South Region, respectively, postseason berths may be on the line at the Foundry. The significance here is that the top two teams in each region (North, South, Pacific, Atlantic) receive automatic bids to nationals. Otherwise, Georgia would have to win regionals to quality. After this weekend, Georgia wraps up the regular season on the road at Kentucky before the SEC Tournament.

 

Senior Spotlight

 

Alex Carey #20

Position: Forward

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Major: Civil Engineering

Carey is also the team captain and president of UGA Hockey

 

 

Zach Flasch #3

Position: Forward

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: Finance

 

 

Cam Gilmore #88

Position: Defense

Hometown: Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Major: Finance

 

 

Matt Stockhoff #55

Position: Defense

Hometown: Cumming, Georgia

Major: Computer Science

 

 

Andrew Webb #37

Position: Goalie

Hometown: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Major: Pharmacy

 

UGA Hockey is extremely grateful for this senior class and their commitment to excellence on and off the ice. With two SEC Championships and one nationals berth already under their belts, these seniors have had extraordinarily successful careers. UGA Hockey wishes them the best of luck in all their future endeavors.