Auburn Hockey partners with Gameday for Heroes

The Tigers return to home ice this weekend as they take Ole Miss, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm EST.

Auburn is hosting their second annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday. In collaboration with Gameday for Heroes, the Tigers are inviting anyone with a military ID to attend the game for free. The first 150 will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

The Tigers are donating all ticket sales from Saturday’s game to Gameday for Heroes. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults, children under 8 and students with ID get in free.

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Alabama Takes Iron Cup 2013

Aubie watches the game

 

This weekend Auburn and Alabama took the ice in the third annual Iron Cup. The match up brought out a large crowd to
the Pelham Civic Complex both Friday and Saturday night.
Friday’s crowd included a special guest from Auburn, as Aubie was on hand to cheer on the team and mingle with the many Auburn fans.

Friday’s game turned out to be Auburn’s best showing against
the much more experienced Frozen Tide to date. This marked improvement from year to year shows the young Auburn club’s growth as a team and organization.

 

 

Alabama came out strong scoring a quick goal to start off Friday night’s game. Auburn answered with a goal from #28 Dion Moore assisted by #21 Evan Barber at 10:42 in the first. After one period, the score was tied 1-1.

The Frozen Tide struck quickly again at the start of the second, scoring two goals in the first four minutes of the period. Alabama would score again with nine minutes left in the second, making the
score 4-1.

#25 Armin Gierow takes a shot

Although Auburn was unable to find the back of the net in the second, they came out determined in the third and scored two goals within the first minute. Both goals were scored by Tigers’ captain #3 Trevor Hightower. This cut Alabama’s lead to 4-3. The Frozen Tide then answered with two goals making the score 6-3 with 7 minutes left in the game.

The Auburn Tigers weren’t ready to give up and got a goal from #13 Will Cancilla assisted by #14 Sonny MacCurrach and #21 Evan Barber at 16:05 putting the Tigers back within 2 goals. Auburn then pulled goalie Miles Bishop for an extra attacker. Alabama took advantage and scored an empty net goal. With only six seconds remaining in the game Auburn’s #6 Jake Redfearn scored a goal, assisted by #8 Sean Kemp and #13 Will Cancilla, making the final score 7-5.

 

#21 Evan Barber

Auburn didn’t fare as well in the rematch on Saturday.
The game started out in a similar fashion to Friday’s with Alabama picking up a quick goal and Auburn answering with a goal at the 10 minute mark. Only this time it was #21 Evan Barber who scored for the Tigers. Alabama would score another goal and the first period ended with the Frozen Tide up 2-1.

The second period was looking up for the Tigers when captain Trevor Hightower tied the game at 2 with his third goal in two games. With 14 minutes left in the second, Alabama scored and regained the lead 3-2. The Frozen Tide would add another goal before the end of the period, taking a 4-2 lead into intermission.

Despite scoring four goals in the third period of Friday’s game, Auburn was unable to find the back of the net on Saturday. Alabama added four goals in the third to defeat the Tigers 8-2.

 

With an attendance of 1,800 Friday and 3,500 on Saturday, Auburn would like to thank the many fans that came out to support the team this weekend.

 

Auburn will travel to Knoxville to face-off against the University of Tennessee on January 25th and 26th.

 

Tigers prepare for the Iron Cup

The Auburn Tigers are preparing to take the ice for the first time in the new year. Auburn will face-off against Alabama Friday, January 11 at 8pm and Saturday, January 12th at 7:30pm. Both games will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex.

It is the 3rd time the two rivals teams will do battle in the annual Iron Cup. Alabama has prevailed over the much younger Auburn club in the two previous years.

For many of the Auburn players, it will be their first chance to play against Alabama. The Tigers are hopeful that their young group will perform well against the more experienced Frozen Tide.

Auburn fans are encouraged to come out to Pelham and support the Tigers as they take the South’s greatest rivalry to the ice.

 

Tigers in the Charlotte Shootout

This weekend the Auburn Tigers will travel to Indian Trail, North Carolina to play in the Charlotte Shootout. The showcase which also features the Clemson Tigers and the Richmond Spiders is being hosted by the UNC Charlotte 49ers.

Friday’s game will give Auburn a chance for revenge against the Clemson Tigers who defeated them earlier this season at the Cobblestone Cup. The puck drops for the Tigers rematch at 7:30 pm EST.

Saturday Auburn will face off against Richmond at 3pm EST and Sunday against Charlotte at 7am EST.

 

The games will be available to watch online through the UNC Charlotte 49ers’ USTREAM here.

 

Auburn Splits Weekend with Memphis

Last weekend your Auburn Tigers traveled to Huntsville to play the University of Memphis Tigers. It was the first time the two young clubs have met. Memphis is in their second year as a club, something the Auburn Tigers can appreciate, playing in only their third season this year. The two Tigers teams would end up splitting the series, Auburn winning Friday’s game and Memphis winning Saturday’s game.

The weekend was a homecoming of sorts for many of the Auburn players who are Huntsville natives and the Ice Plex stands were full of their family and friends.
Auburn came out strong Friday night in front of freshman goaltender Tyler Givens who was playing in his first game for Auburn. Sonny MacCurrach opened the scoring for Auburn with a shorthanded goal early in the first. Yiannis Kapetanopoulos and Armin Gierow both also scored in the first giving Auburn a 3-0 lead.

Four minutes into the second, Sonny MacCurrach scored his second goal of the night to put Auburn up 4-0. The Tigers then got a goal from captain Trevor Hightower making it 5-0. Memphis finally got on the board with a powerplay goal and scored a second goal late in the second. In the final minutes of the second period, MacCurrach scored again, completing his hat trick and giving Auburn the 6-2 lead.

Neither team scored in the third period making the final score 6-2.

The Auburn Tigers did not fare as well in the rematch on Saturday. Memphis opened the scoring in the first with a powerplay goal giving them a 1-0 lead.

Auburn found themselves in the penalty box for much of the second period and were unable to generate any offense.

Penalties continued to hurt Auburn in the third as Memphis scored three more goals, two of which were on the powerplay. Auburn’s Amrin Gierow scored the only goal for the Tigers late in the third period. Memphis picked up their first win of the season with a final score of 4-1.

Auburn’s next games are November 2nd and 3rd when they will travel to Taylor, SC to face-off against the Clemson Tigers.

Auburn returns from Savannah with a win

Your Auburn Tigers traveled to Savannah this past weekend to compete in the inaugural Cobblestone Cup. Joining the Tigers at the Savannah Civic Center were the Clemson Tigers, the Georgia Ice Dawgs, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

The first game of the weekend was the battle of the Tigers as Auburn took on Clemson for the first time. The teams will meet again later in the season in Taylor, South Carolina.

Clemson wasted no time getting on the board, scoring 58 seconds into the game on a power play. Auburn answered later in the first with a goal from Scott “Bear” Thomasson with an assist from Sean Kemp. The first period ended with a 1-1 tie.

Barber battles for the puck

 

While Auburn was unable to get any more offense going, Clemson scored two more goals in the second and one in the third to make the final 4-1.

Following the Auburn/Clemson game, the Gamecocks shutout the Ice Dawgs 3-0.

South Carolina continued to take care of business against Clemson on Saturday winning 6-4, becoming the first team to take home the Cobblestone Cup.

 

After South Carolina and Clemson’s game Saturday, Auburn took the ice against Georgia looking for revenge. In a match up just two weeks prior, the Ice Dawgs seemed to easily defeat the Tigers 10-3. But Auburn showed what a difference a few weeks can make, defeating Georgia 3-1.

The Ice Dawgs opened the scoring with a goal less than two minutes into the first. It would be the only puck to get passed Tigers’ goalie Miles Bishop for the rest of the night. Ten minutes later, Auburn’s Trevor Hightower tied the game with an assist by Yiannis Kapetanopoulos.

Kapetanopoulos scored for Auburn five minutes into the second with assists from defensemen Sean Kemp and Max Coyle to break the tie. The second period ended with the Tigers up 2-1.

Bishop covers up the puck after making a save

 

The game remained close with both teams getting several scoring chances in the third. With the final minutes ticking off the clock, Georgia pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. Tigers’ freshman Evan Barber took advantage of the empty net and scored, sealing up the 3-1 victory for Auburn.

 

The Auburn Tigers will travel to Huntsville, AL this weekend to play the University of Memphis. The puck drops on Friday at 8:40pm CST and Saturday at 7pm CST at the Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Plex.

 

Tigers travel to Savannah

After a rousing weekend series against Florida State, the Auburn Tigers will head to Savannah, Georgia this weekend for the Cobblestone Cup.

Auburn will play Friday night against a new opponent, the Clemson Tigers, and Saturday night in a rematch against the University of Georgia. The tournament will be held at the Savannah Civic Center.

Auburn plays Clemson Friday at 6 PM EST, followed by Georgia vs South Carolina at 8:30 PM EST. Saturday starts off with Clemson vs South Carolina at 5 PM EST, followed by Auburn vs Georgia at 7:30 PM EST.

Georgia comes off two wins out of two games so far this season, including a win against Auburn. Clemson meanwhile comes off a loss to Kennesaw.

It will be the battle of the South East when these four rivals take to the ice Friday night!

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Tigers Spilt Weekend

The Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles both claim the Columbus Ice Rink as their home ice making this past weekend’s games a battle of the home teams. Friday night Auburn played host and defeated the Noles 3-2. Saturday the Seminoles were the home team and also the victors, defeating the Tigers 6-2.

The Tigers brought home their first win of the season Friday night in fantastic fashion. Auburn’s freshmen provided the offense all night with the first goal coming just over nine minutes into the first period from Sonny MacCurrach with assists by Chris Hickley and Parker Brown. The Seminoles quickly answered with a goal, tying the game.

Halfway through the second, FSU took the lead 2-1. With just over two minutes remaining in the second Auburn’s Armin Gierow scored with assists from Evan Barber and Jeremy Fisher to tie the game at 2.

In a hard won effort, Auburn broke the tie in the third period with a second goal from Gierow, this time unassisted. The final score of the night: 3-2 to the Auburn Tigers!

Tigers goalie Miles Bishop made an impressive forty-two saves Friday night in route to an Auburn win.

At Saturday’s rematch the Seminoles came out with something to prove and took a commanding 5-0 lead before the Tigers got a goal from Yiannis Kapetanopoulos assisted by Sonny MacCurrach and Evan Barber. The Seminoles final goal came on a penalty shot in the third period. With less than four minutes remaining in the game Barber added another goal for the Tigers with an assist from MacCurrach. Florida State got their first win of the season with the final score 6-2.

 

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all ticket sales from this weekend’s games went to help a local Auburn Alum who is battling breast cancer. The Tigers would like to thank all the fans who came out and made donations.

 

Tigers take on Seminoles and a Good Cause

This weekend your Auburn Tigers will face-off against the FSU Seminoles on pink ice for a good cause.

Friday’s game marks the first time the Tigers will take the ice in Columbus since their exciting home opener against Georgia Tech where the Yellow Jackets squeaked passed the Tigers 5-4. Auburn didn’t fair as well in its last 2 games losing to Georgia Tech 6-2 and Georgia 10-3 on the road. This will be the first time that Auburn plays Florida State this season.

Along with making a strong return to home ice, the Tigers are playing for a good cause. The money from ticket sales will be donated to Madison Billingsley, a 24 year old Auburn Alum who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, to help cover her medical expenses. Madison lost her mother to breast cancer just last year.

Pink ribbon pins will be available at the game for fans who make a donation. The Tigers will be wearing special pink laces in their skates for all their games in October. After which, these laces will be sold with the proceeds also going to Madison.
For more information on how you can help Madison visit The Marvelous Madison Support Team page on Facebook.

The puck drops on Friday at 8pm EST and Saturday at 1pm EST. Come out and support your Auburn Tigers and a great cause!