Weekend Preview – Alabama To Visit Tennessee, During Rivalry Weekend

October 21, 2010

Alabama @ Tennessee – The Tennessee Ice Vols will host Alabama this weekend as the two hockey teams meet on the same weekend as the storied football rivalry. Alabama (5-3, 2-2 SECHC) comes into the weekend on a five-game win streak after starting with three losses in a Florida road trip. The Frozen Tide have defeated conference opponents South Carolina and Vanderbilt, as well as upsetting Kennesaw State and winning a pair of games against South Florida.

Tennessee (2-6, 1-3 SECHC) comes into the weekend series on a six-game losing skid after starting the season with two wins against Georgia and Georgia Tech. Since Tennessee’s Florida road trip, the team has dropped six games. Tennesse held the lead against Florida in both games, before blowing third period leads. In the Ice Vols hosted Tennessee Invitational, UT lost to Florida Gulf Coast, Grand Valley State, and conference opponent Arkansas.

Auburn @ LSU – In this series, atleast one team will pick up its first win of the season. LSU (0-5, 0-2 SECHC) started off the season with a close loss to Texas-Pan American. The Tigers have also lost a pair of games against conference rival Ole Miss and Missouri State.

Auburn’s (0-6, 0-5 SECHC) first season has not gone as smoothly as the team would have liked, but progress is being made. After a tough opening weekend against Vanderbilt, the Tigers played in much loser games against Georgia and Georgia Tech, as well as the first game against Ole Miss.

Georgia @ Ole Miss – Similar to the Bama, Tennessee series, Georgia and Ole Miss puts two teams together that are heading in different directions. After losing its first game of the season against South Carolina, Ole Miss (4-1, 4-1 SECHC) has knocked off four straight against LSU and Auburn. This weekend will be a test for the Rebels to see if they are contenders in the conference race.

Georgia (2-2, 2-1 SECHC) has had an up and down season thus far. After defeating Auburn to start the year, the Bulldogs dropped a game against Tennessee. Then they defeated Mississippi State, dropping a game against UNC-Wilmington the next night. If things go the same, Georgia will be favored night one, but not night two. This weekend will be Georgia’s chance to bounce back into the conference race.

Emory @ Vanderbilt – The Commodores (2-1, 2-1 SECHC) will host non-conference opponent Emory University this weekend. After a few weekends off, Vanderbilt will try to rebound from a loss to Alabama. The Commodores defeated Auburn in a two-game series to start off the season.

South Florida vs Florida – The Gators (4-0, 2-0 SECHC) will put an undefeated record on the line against in-state rival South Florida in a home-and-home series this weekend. On Friday night, the Gators will host South Florida before traveling to Tampa for the back half of the series. The Gators are coming off of a blow out win against Christopher Newport last weekend, 12-1.