SPRINGDALE, Ark- The Razorbacks took the weekend series against Auburn by shutting the Tigers out for the second straight night, by a score of 9-0.
With the help of strong offensive scoring, goaltender Nick Jabs led the Hogs (4-3-0) with his first win of the season, as the Razorbacks topped the Tigers (1-4-0), who enter their second season as a program.
“For [Kevin Sheer and Nick Jabs] to get a shutout, no matter who the opponent, is hard thing to achieve,” said Assistant Coach Michael Ensminger. “For them both to get it this weekend, hats off.”
Arkansas defenseman Kyle Swinburne started the scoring off with 7:26 left to play in the first. Off the ensuing face off, Garth Derry scored four seconds later, adding to the Razorback lead.
Austin Kerr and Connor Crumblish each put one in the net for Arkansas. Tyler Bynum closed out the scoring in the first to send the Hogs to the intermission with a 5-goal lead.
The Razorbacks wouldn’t slow down as Forest Mudgett, Rob Scott, and Jimmy Nemeth each scored in the second period to put Arkansas up 8-0 at the end of the second frame.
Michael Kress added one more goal for the Ice Hogs in the third period giving the Razorbacks a final of 9-0.
After a five goal performance in night one, Martin Sundstedt was unable to find the net in game two, but set up several goals for the Hogs.
“He’s just a perfect example of what we want,” said Coach Ensminger. “He keeps his mouth shut on the bench and he works hard no matter what the game is, no matter what the circumstance is, even in practice, he’s just an outstanding kid.”
Next weekend Grand Valley State University will come to Arkansas to face the Razorbacks and it will mark the first time Arkansas will host a Michigan team. The first game is on October 14, 2011 at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for students, and kids under 10 get in free.