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A&M Goes 2-for-3 in Dallas, Looks Forward to Rivalry Weekend to Finish Regular Season

By Aggie Hockey Team News, 01/29/18, 8:00AM CST



The Aggies returned to playing in the state of Texas on Friday night in the DFW area at the Euless Dr. Pepper Starcenter against Texas Christian University. Aggies started the scoring in the first with Colin Butler putting away a power-play goal for the only goal of the period. Gary Russell would then fire home a laser from the top of the circle to go up 2-0 halfway through the game. TCU would score twice before the second came to a close to make it 2-2, but a goal late in the period from Huston Svondrk would put the Aggies back in front 3-2. The Aggies would come out firing in the third period, as goals from Colin Butler, Gary Russell, Brandon Steele, and Jacob Young’s first as an Aggie would see the Aggies capture a 7-3 win. Christian Westerberg captured the win, stopping 19-of-22.

The Saturday match-up was a little too close for comfort from the beginning for the Aggies. A&M would score the first two from Huston Svondrk and Andrew Monhollen, but before the end of the first, TCU would score twice and tie the game at 2-2. Huston Svondrk would continue his scoring ways in the second period to put the Aggies ahead and stay ahead into the second intermission. Once again, the third period would provide the breathing room for A&M as Svondrk would finish off a hat trick and Colin Butler would score an empty-netter to see A&M pull through for the win, 5-3. Brydon Gillilan would pick up his eight win of the season to improve to 8-6-2.



On Sunday afternoon, A&M would head East on I-30 to Farmers Branch to finish off the regular season series with the University of North Texas. A&M won the first meeting in Farmers Branch on October 15th by a score of 6-3. A slow start and accumulating penalty minutes would find the Aggies in a 5-0 hole after 40 minutes. A hard-fought third period only brought two goals from Justin Rueve and Colin Butler and the Aggies would fall 5-2. This was only the third TCHC regulation loss for the Aggies this season. Brydon Gillilan will take the loss, but Christian Westerberg would stop all six shots faced in 20 minutes of relief effort.

Next weekend, the Aggies will play a home-and-home series with rival University of Texas Longhorns. The Friday night face-off will take place in Austin and the teams will travel to College Station for the Saturday matchup. The Aggies lead the season series with the Longhorns, 2-0.