Weekend Preview – College Hockey Clash

November 18, 2010 – On the final weeekend of the semester for three SECHC teams, the College Hockey Clash highlights a ground-breaking weekend for the conference. Alabama and Georgia will take on ACHA D3 independents Clemson and Georgia Tech in the Fall semester climax, which includes a triple header with the SPHL.

On Saturday of the College Hockey Clash, Alabama will take on Clemson and Georgia will face off against Georgia Tech. The games will sandwich a Southern Professional Hockey League game between the Columbus Cottonmouths and the Huntsville Havoc.

Alabama and Clemson will play at 2 p.m. Columbus and Huntsville will play at 5 p.m. Georgia and Georgia Tech will wrap up the triple header at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Alabama will finish up its Fall Semester and the College Hockey Clash against Georgia.

During the College Hockey Clash, all wounded soldiers and veterans from the nearby base at Fort Benning will be given free admission to the event. First Sergeant Mario J. Cirinese will be a special guest at the event and will be honored for his service.

Cirinese has served in three tours before being injured in Baghdad by an IED; he suffered severe neck and back injuries and a traumatic brain injury. He has endured multiple painful rehabs over the past three years and currently receives hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Emory University in Atlanta.

He continues to serve his country and his fellow Soldiers today at Fort Benning as the Brigade Rear Detachment’s Command Sergeant Major.

Arkansas and Tennessee will also be finishing their Fall semseter schedules this weekend. Arkansas will host Texas and Tennessee will take on LSU, for the first meeting between the two SECHC schools.

The Egg Bowl rivalry will take to the ice this weekend, a week before the football rivalry, as Mississippi State will travel to Ole Miss for a pair of games to find out the best team in Mississippi.

Florida and South Carolina will also host single games on Friday night. Florida will host Florida State and South Carolina will host NC State.