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Chris Perry
2/24/2006, 12:24 PM
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SOONERS SLAPSHOT

WHAT: St. Cloud State Huskies vs. Oklahoma Sooners®
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2006, 7:30 P.M. Central
WHERE: Blazers Ice Centre, Oklahoma City, OK

2005-06 RECORDS:
St. Cloud State: 17-12-2 ACHA Division II
Oklahoma: 17-11-2 ACHA Division I

COACHES: St. Cloud State – Chris Reinholdz; Oklahoma – Larry Donovan

SETTING THE STAGE: This weekend marks the final regular season games of 2005-2006 for OU as they host ACHA Division 2 opponent St. Cloud State for a two game weekend series…This is the first time that Oklahoma and St. Cloud State have met on the ice…This weekend’s games are also the last games of the season for St. Cloud State…Oklahoma’s season continues after this weekend as they have qualified for the ACHA D1 National Championship Tournament in West Chester, Pennsylvania next week.

OKLAHOMA NOTES: The Sooners are ranked 14th in the final regular season ACHA D1 Coaches poll…Oklahoma last played two weeks ago when it split a pair of home games with No. 11 Arizona…Sooners forward Matt Pangrac leads the Sooners with 15 goals this season and 26 points…Forward Justin Hall leads the Sooners in assists with 17…Defenseman Bryan Jewell continues to lead the Sooners in penalty minutes with 105...Goaltender Tom Schaul is expected to get the start in net tonight for OU.

ST. CLOUD STATE NOTES: St. Cloud State competes in the ACHA D2’s Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association…The Huskies played this past weekend in the WCCHA playoffs, where they lost to the University of Minnesota by a score of 9-5…The Huskies scoring attack is led by forward Kyle Honsey, who has 30 goals and 28 assists through 27 games this season…Honsey is followed by defenseman Cory Comstock (18-22-40), forward Tom Housh (14-23-37) and forward Derek Gessell (15-14-29)…In net, the Huskies have split time between Nick Krygowski, who has a record of 9-5-1, a 6.63 GAA and a .802 save percentage in fifteen games this season, and Ethan Lyerly (5-2-0, 2.88 GAA, .866 sv, 7 games).

NEXT UP FOR THE SOONERS: Saturday night is Senior Night at OU Hockey…Three Sooners will play their last game before the home crowd as OU caps off the 2005-2006 regular season with another game against Saint Cloud State…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

ouflak
2/24/2006, 03:04 PM
How many different Division I hockey leagues are there? Are any of them considered 'official'?

mfosterftw
9/18/2006, 09:11 AM
D1... ACHA or NCAA? In the NCAA, there's the CCHA, WCHA, CHA, Hockey East, ECAC, and Atltantic Hockey. ACHA (club) is a bit more fragmented.

Marc

ouflak
9/23/2006, 06:37 AM
Thanks! I wonder if there will ever be any sort of consolidation.

mfosterftw
9/23/2006, 08:05 AM
Unfortunately, not while Title IX is still enforced...

Marc