Colorado State ACHA D2 Weekend Recap

The Rams saw game action early last week, with games on Thursday and Friday. Colorado State rebounded from their home-opener loss to UNC by beating Dallas Baptist University on Thursday night.

The Rams opened up the scoring in the first period with a goal from Liam Burns, and never trailed for the rest of the game. DBU tied things up, but CSU came right back with Matt Moore putting the Rams ahead, 2-1. The second period featured an outburst of CSU goals with David Lapointe netting a hat trick and putting the Rams up, 5-1.

Max Goldstein scored the lone Rams’ goal in the third, while DBU picked up a pair of goals to put up a more respectable 6-3 effort. Tanner Stromberg got the start for CSU, and turned away 23 of 26 shots.

On Friday night, the Rams traveled down to Boulder for a meeting with BMHC rival, University of Colorado. The Buffs scored first and led 1-0 going into the second period. The second period was another flurry of goals, with both teams scoring three apiece. CU went up 2-0 before the Rams rattled off three straight goals from Max Legere, Derek Nead, and Brett Wilson.

The Buffs followed with two goals of their own, and led 4-3 going into the third period. CSU tied things up about halfway through the third on a goal from Adam Anderson, sending the game into overtime. Neither team scored in the five-minute frame, forcing a shootout. Derek Nead scored his second of the night to give the Rams their third win of the season.

The Rams still sit near the bottom of the Big Mountain Hockey Conference standings (overtime wins only count for two points), but are now 3-2 on the season. CSU hits the road this weekend for games against Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, and Cal State – Northridge in the Cali Classic.

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