Rebels Open Season 4-0, Head Into UCF Test

Courtesy of Ole Miss Hockey

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. – The Rebels started off the season in a hurry as they swept upstart program Memphis to kick off the 2011-12 American Collegiate Hockey Association season.

In the first game the Rebels came out to a quick start as Cody Fullinwider scored six minutes into the game. From there the Rebels took control adding goals from Lane Aldredge, Ryan Drew, and Addison Oliver to make the score 4-1 at the end of the first period.

In the second period both teams got into penalty trouble with a total of 15 penalties, however, the Rebels outscored the Tigers 2-1 with goals from Cameron Cook and Matt Obstarcyzk. The offensive surge continued in the third as the Rebels out shot the Tigers 61-13 with a final score of 12-2.  Freshmen Ryan Drew, Addison Oliver, Matt Obstarcyzk, and Zach Boyton all scored their first goals of their Ole Miss career.

Saturday night the Rebels picked up where they left off with a quick goal scored by Freshmen Cole Findley. Memphis bounced back to score but it would not be enough to stop the Rebels offensive attack as they added a power play goal by Cody Johnson.

The Rebels secured the sweep over Memphis adding 6 more goals from Lane Aldredge, Colin Knight, Matt Stein, Cody Fullinwider and Zach Boyton. Freshmen Cole Findley and Matt Stein scored their first goals as the Rebels skated away with a 8-1 win over Memphis.

The Rebels continued their win streak this past weekend adding yet another sweep over Louisville (D2). Friday night the Rebels beat Louisville 4-0 with goals from Matt Stein, John Chicoli, Cameron Cook and Colin Knight.

Alex Kohl played incredible between the pipes and was credited with the first shut out in Ole Miss history. The Rebels out shot Louisville 50-17.

Saturday night Ole Miss took the lead late in the first period with goals Cole Findley and Myles Flott. In the second period Louisville outscored Ole Miss 3-2 with an early goal and two power play goals.

Angelo Rosena scored twice in the second period to give Ole Miss a 4-3 lead going into the third period. Both teams came out hard in the third period but the Rebels refused to let Louisville back into the game giving the Rebels a 4-0 start on the season.

Ole Miss has outscored its opponents 28-6 in their first four games to give the Rebels the best start in the history of the program.  This weekend the Rebels will have their work cut out for them as they travel to Orlando, FL to take on Central Florida who finished 3rd in the ACHA National Tournament in the 2010-2011 season.