Vandal men’s hockey cancellations
After dealing with some game cancellations, the Vandal hockey team will continue the season with its next game on Jan. 17 against Portland State.
The first cancelation came two weeks ago due to extreme weather conditions on the way to Coeur d’Alene. Following that cancellation, the Vandals were defeated by Montana State 7-1 in the second game of the weekend. The only goal of the game for the Vandals was scored by Dylan Duehlmeir and assisted by Mark Giorgi and Kiel Kenning. Goaltender Nick Grover had 29 saves.
Due to semester finals for both teams, last weekend’s games against Western Washington was cancelled.
The Vandals play their next game on Jan. 17 in Moscow against Portland State at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. The Vandals will then face Portland next on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 in Coeur d’Alene.
The Vandals play Boise State in McCall for the Winter Ice Carnival on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.
“The expected crowd is 1,500 for each game,” defender Thomas Behre said.
Idaho men’s rugby prepares for future
The Idaho rugby club is getting ready to start another season in the late winter after wrapping up their fall season.
“We played some really good teams. We usually beat these teams, so we came in there confident and they rebuilt their entire programs from the bottom up,” said team president Clive Lindsay. “A lot of the universities now support their club teams, so they have so much more money and funding. It was insane.”
The Vandals competed against teams including Washington State, Central Washington and Eastern Washington.
“The cool part is we just absorbed the smaller men’s conference, we’re in a D1 competitive league but we just absorbed D2 and D3 for our Northwestern area,” Lindsay said. “That’s going to give us more opportunity to play some more teams that we have a fighting chance against and build up our confidence.”
Lindsay said the team is working on rebuilding and will start recruiting soon. They will be setting up dorm meetings and setting up tables at the Student Recreation Center to increase the club’s visibility.