Kentucky Roars Back, Beats Georgia 6-4

By: Tyler Farmer

 

On the heels of a critical non-conference win last weekend against South Florida, the Ice Dawgs returned to the ice Saturday night at Kentucky. The atmosphere in Lexington was unlike any Georgia had experienced so far this season, because Kentucky’s home games are at midnight. In a game with four ties and three lead changes, Kentucky secured the victory late in the third period.

In the scoring summary below, the time listed is the time remaining in the respective period at the time of the goal. Georgia goals are in bold.

 

First Period

17:24- Goal scored by Alex Carey

Assisted by- Zach Flasch and Carter Penzien

 

14:12- Beck Schultz (unassisted)

 

5:59- Christopher Santa Maria

Assisted by- Flasch

 

End of Period: 2-1 Ice Dawgs

 

Second Period

11:02- Brandon Spindlow

Assisted by- Max Proctor and Jimmy Kasch

 

5:09- Kasch

Assisted by- Jake Patneau and Cory Day

 

0:55- Penzien

Assisted by- Cam Gilmore

End of Period: 3-3

 

Third Period

 

16:10- Power-play goal (tripping) scored by Ryan Duffy

Assisted by- Aaron Bickle and Schultz

 

11:10- Santa Maria

Assisted by- Tanner Woodson and David Spielberger

 

10:28- Jordan Shannon

Assisted by- Schultz

 

0:39- Schultz

Assisted by- Shannon

 

Final: 6-4 Kentucky

 

While the regular season finale did not go as planned, the Ice Dawgs will need to respond quickly with the SEC Tournament coming up this weekend. Coming in to the tournament as the #1 seed, the Ice Dawgs will look to “three-peat” as SEC champs.

 

Three Stars

  1. Christopher Santa Maria: 2 goals
  2. Carter Penzien: 1 goal, 1 assist
  3. Zach Flasch: 2 assists