By Merrick Parnell
The Montana State University (MSU) Hockey team completed a sweep of their weekend opponents in their most recent homestand this past weekend.
Thursday saw a 4-3 Overtime win over the top 20 ranked University of Providence (UP) of Great Falls Argos, which was then followed up on Saturday as the Bobcats thrilled fans with a tight 3-2 win over the 17th ranked Eastern Washington Eagles in front of a near-capacity crowd. Goals from Ryan Padden, Orion Herman, and Connor Stefan rounded out the scoring from the Bobcats.
“Good teams find ways to win and that is what we’re doing right now,” said Padden. “From top to bottom everyone has been doing their job and it’s been really fun with the group of guys we have this year.”
On Sunday, the Bobcats clipped the Eagles with a 5-2 win. Ross Hanson led the Cats with 2 two goals, while Ryan Perius, Padden and Stefan each netted a goal each.
“I was very proud of how our team played this weekend,” said Head Coach Dave Weaver. “Beating a tough Providence team in OT [Overtime], and beating eastern Washington twice is a great accomplishment.” Both teams are ranked in the top 20.
The Bobcats next game will be against Providence on February 2nd. For more info, check out the MSU Hockey website at msuhockey.com