Even though the Cats beat Louisville in a shootout, 4-3, Friday night at home, the ACHA ruled that game a tie. So yesterday in Louisville was a statement game for UK.
Louisville is a perineal power in the ACHA Southeast Division, and have had UK’s number the past few years. But yesterday all that was officially put to bed with a very decisive 4-1 win at Louisville.
Jimmy Kasch would score 18 seconds into the game. Setting a tone and letting the Cards know that they are in for a long game. The game, like the night before, was fast and physical. The first would end in a 1-0 lead for the Cats.
The second would see more offense. The Cats would get two more goals from Kasch and one from Max Boss. The Cards would net one as well. The period would end in a 4-1 lead for UK.
The third would be a slugfest. Each side landing hits and having scoring chances. Though neither team would score, they both played hard. The game would end as the third began, a 4-1 score and victory Kentucky.
As I stated yesterday, this is a program defining win. This staff has built a team that can not only compete, but win in the ACHA Southeast. Once the team gets a few players back and completely gels, it’s going to be very hard for other teams to stop them. The Cats are now 5-0-1 (according to the ACHA but 6-0 according to the UK Hockey Community) and will be on the road for the next few games. Stay tuned to us and the UK Hockey twitter account for all game news and play by plays.
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