The 2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Ice Hockey team is gearing up to hit the ice for this upcoming season, looking to improve on last year’s rough 3-20 campaign (1-9 at home, 2-11 on the road). This year’s roster will be announced within the next couple of weeks, and they will look to up the offensive production and cut down on the number of shots the goalies faced last year.
Last year’s team averaged 3.13 goals per game and 3.26 assists per game. The team gave up 8.20 goals per game with the goalies posting a .851 save percentage. To improve on last year’s overall record they need to be closer to the 4 to 4.5 goals a game, and 5 to 5.5 assists a game. Better passing will lead to higher scoring chances.
The goalies will look to get between a .900 to .910 save percentage. If that is hit, then the number of goals against will come down considerably.
The Cats will hit the ice on Friday Sept 15th and welcome Middle Tennessee State to the Lexington Ice Center. Other key home games this season will be Sept 22nd against Louisville, Oct 6th against Mississippi State, and Feb 2nd when Tennessee comes to town.
All home games are at the Lexington Ice Center with a $7 entry fee. The puck will drop at midnight for each home game.
The UK Hockey team is currently looking for sponsors and donations for the 2017-2018 season. If you or someone you know, would like to sponsor or donate, please visit ukhockey.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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