Hockey: Cats upset #5 UCO to start road trip - Tucson News Now

Hockey: Cats upset #5 UCO to start road trip


Arizona defeated No. 5 Central Oklahoma 2-1 Thursday night at Arctic Edge Arena. It wasn't the team's sharpest performance, but the Wildcats were able to gut out a victory.


Alex O'Dea scored first for UA (4-0) on a breakaway goal that slid through the five hole. The game-winning goal was scored by Robert Smythe which was his first as a Wildcat.

The star of the game went to goalie Garret Patrick who stopped 29 of 30 shots.

"Another gutsy effort," Head Coach Chad Berman said. "We weren't very sharp but we battled hard and found a way. Total team win."

UA continues their eight-game road trip Friday and Saturday night in Oklahoma City with a pair of games against the Oklahoma Sooners.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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