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Chris Perry
1/15/2006, 09:14 AM
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SOONERS SLAPSHOT

WHAT: United States Naval Academy Midshipmen vs. Oklahoma Sooners®
WHEN: Sunday, January 15, 2006, 5:00 P.M. Central
WHERE: Blazers Ice Centre, Oklahoma City, OK

2005-06 RECORDS:
Navy: 10-10-0 ACHA Division I
Oklahoma: 13-8-2 ACHA Division I

COACHES: Navy – Rick Randazzo; Oklahoma – Larry Donovan

SETTING THE STAGE: OU and Navy face off tonight in the second of two games this weekend…Powered by a five-goal second period barrage, Oklahoma beat Navy last night 6-3…The Sooners are now have an all-time record of 1-1-1 against the Midshipmen going into tonight’s contest…Tonight’s game is the first time in the three-year existence of the OU Hockey program that the Sooners have played on Sunday.

OKLAHOMA NOTES: The six goals scored by the Sooners last night were scored by six different players…Laddy Tresl and Matt Pangrac each had a goal and an assist last night…Danny Force had two assists on the evening yesterday…Goaltender Aaron Schmeilksi came up big when need as he thwarted two of three Navy breakaway shots last night…The Sooners were whistled for 20 minutes in penalties last night…OU did not convert with the man advantage yesterday, going 0 for 6 on the power play…However, the Sooners’ penalty killing unit shut down Navy’s power play on all 7 Navy power play opportunities.

NAVY NOTES: Jack Culliton and Nick Schwob each scored even-strength goals for Navy last night…Kevin Krmpotich also scored for Navy on a short-handed breakaway in the first period…Goaltender Ryan Dobie stopped only 8 of 14 shots last night in the first 40 minutes of action and was replaced in net for the third period by Sean Ublacker…Navy was whistled for 16 minutes in penalties yesterday.

NEXT UP FOR THE SOONERS: After tonight, the Sooners are off for a week as the Spring 2006 school semester starts Tuesday…The Sooners return to action on Friday, January 27th as they host No. 10 Arizona State University at 7:30 P.M. at the Blazers Ice Centre…For more information, please call the OU Hockey Office at (405) 631-2709.

### BOOMER SOONER! ###

MEDIA CONTACT:
Chris Perry, General Manager
University of Oklahoma® Hockey
Phone: (405) 631-2709 / Cell: (405) 488-4048
Email: cperry@ouhockey.com / Fax: (405) 631-2102
www.icehockey.ou.edu / www.ouhockey.com