The Ducks traveled to San Jose to face several of the West’s top teams.
Thurs. Jan 24, 6:45pm vs. #7 San Jose State (FINAL:San Jose 3, Oregon 2)
In the first game of the weekend, the Ducks took an early two-goal lead over a talented San Jose squad. Oregon took a 2-1 lead into the second period, but the Spartans tied the game up at 2-2 after a second period power play goal. The two teams took a nail-biting tie down to the final two minutes of the game, but Oregon couldn’t hold off the Spartans offense.
Fri. Jan 25, 1pm vs. #15 UNLV (FINAL: Oregon 7, UNLV 1)
Game two was all Ducks as Oregon opened up the first period with a 3-1 lead off goals by Pat Taylor, Pat Sgarlata and Connor McBride. After a scoreless second, Oregon opened things up in the third with four goals in the third, three from Pat Thornton.
Photos by Keelyn Hanlon
Sat. Jan 26, 5pm vs. #10 San Diego State (FINAL: SDSU 6, Oregon 3)
In their third game on the weekend Oregon squared off against the Aztecs and went down 4-0 midway through the second period. The Ducks stormed back late in the second though, scoring three times, to bring the score to 4-3 headed into the third period. After an even battle, San Diego eventually broke the game open, adding an empty net goal with less than a minute remaining to take a 6-3 final.
Sun. Jan 27, 9:45am vs. #12 Texas A&M (FINAL: Texas A&M 3, Oregon 2)
The Aggies gained an early 1-0 lead after penalty trouble in the first period. The Ducks tallied two goals of their own in the second, and took a 2-1 lead into the third. The two teams looked to be headed into overtime after Texas A&M tied the game at 3-3 midway through the third. But with just over a minute remaining the puck a scramble deep in the Ducks zone led to a hearbreaking Aggies goal giving them the lead, and the 3-2 victory.