October 16, 2012 in Game Results
Saturday Oct 20: Oregon 8, UCLA 5
UCLA refused to quit late in the third period, as penalty trouble and a handful of powerplay goals helped the Bruins to climb within a goal of Oregon. But Connor McBride continued to his hot start to the season, finding the top corner of the net to give the Ducks (4-0, 4-0) some insurance, en route to an 8-5 win over the Bruins (0-4, 0-2) Saturday night.
Sam Jossie led the team with a hat trick, the third Duck to have a hat trick on the season.
The Ducks head to Seattle on Friday for the start of this year’s I-5 cup against University of Washington. The Huskies have won the cup the last three years.
Friday Oct 19: Oregon 7, UCLA 3
UCLA may have scored first and last, but the Ducks found the back of the net plenty of times in between. Captain Patrick Thornton led the Ducks on the scoreboard with a hat trick and a pair of assists, and Connor McBride continued his scoring streak with a two goals and two assists, in Oregon’s 7-3 win over UCLA at Lane County Fairgrounds on Friday.
The Bruins struck first with just over four minutes left in the first. But the Ducks answered thirty seconds later when McBride beat UCLA goaltender Al Riccardeli with a wrist shot through a screen. The score remained tied until McBride found the net again off a pass from Alex Sulitzer four minutes into the second.
Oregon continued to control the play throughout the second period, and took a 5-1 lead into the third period. Thornton scored both the Duck goals in the third, and that was all the Ducks would need. The Bruins added a pair of unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Oregon (3-0, 3-0) plays host to the UCLA Bruins (0-2, 0-1) again Saturday at 10pm at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
Friday the Ducks raised awareness for Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation, the only foundation of its kind stationed in Eugene. In addition to raising awareness about Breast Cancer, the foundation helps fund clinical trials for research and treatment of breast cancer patients who could not otherwise afford it. The Ducks raised $150 for the BCW Foundation. Find out more about the foundation at http://www.breastcancerwarrior.net.