Opening Weekend Kicks Off With 7-1 Win Over Memphis

Vanderbilt kicked off its hockey season Friday night with a resounding 7-1 victory over the University of Memphis Tigers before a packed house at the Centennial Sportsplex arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Fans were treated to a little bit of everything, including spectacular goals from sophomore Alan Leeser and senior captain Matt Kaminsky, a hat trick from junior Scott McLaughlin, and a heaping helping of physical play that proved to be the difference in the match-up.

“Our fourth, fifth, even sixth lines are just as good as our first and second,” said Kaminsky, who with one goal and two assists notched the second star of the game behind McLaughlin. “We’re fired up for tonight, next weekend versus South Carolina, the rest of the season … I just can’t wait.”

Senior goalie Brenden Oliver stopped 18 of 19, including a few testers late in the third period. Sophomore backup Mike Gangemi will be between the pipes this evening making his Vanderbilt hockey debut.

Game time tonight (Saturday, 9/17) will be 5:30pm and, like last night, all ticket sales at the gate will be donated to Tuscaloosa Forward, the city of Tuscaloosa’s strategic initiative to help rebuild the city following last April’s devastating tornadoes. Also, note that a full recap of the weekend’s games will be following tonight’s result so please stay tuned to for your latest news, notes, and insights into the Chilled Commodores.

We hope to see you at the rink!

Game Information
Date & Time: Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 7pm CT
Location: Centennial Sportsplex – Nashville, TN
Attendance: 175

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Scott McLaughlin (LW): 3 Goals
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Matt Kaminsky (C): 1 Goal, 2 Assists
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Ben Ross (RW): 1 Goal, 2 Assists
First Period Scoring Summary
Time: Team:
Scoring Detail:
13:08 VU
McLaughlin (1) – Ross, Kaminsky
1 0
16:18 VU
Leeser (1) – Bulter, Stachowiak
2 0
17:03 UM
Piomtesposi – Gray
2 1
Second Period Scoring Summary
Time: Team:
Scoring Detail:
13:42 VU
Ross (1) – Kaminsky
3 1
Third Period Scoring Summary
Time: Team:
Scoring Detail:
0:17 VU
McLaughlin (2) – McCallum
4 1
6:39 VU
Kaminsky (1) – Ross
5 1
10:57 VU
Smallwood (1) – Stachowiak, Leeser
6 1
12:00 UM
McLaughlin (3) – D. Crowe
7 1

Vanderbilt Penalties

  • Too many to count (something we’ll be working on) …

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