Alumni game results:
The current team defeated the alumni by a score of 17-8, giving the current team two victories in a row. Next year, the alumni will welcome recent graduates Chris Cress, Andrew Le, Sean McGill, and Firrend Naaman to the squad.

Team Awards:
Statistical Awards:
Sniper (most goals): Keisuke Teeple
-Playmaker (most assists): Ben Dines
-Berk Nelson (most points): Ben Dines
-Chris Cress (most penalties): Chris Cress
As voted on by the team:
Most Valuable Player: Jon Drinnan
-Rookie of the Year: Alex Sloan
-Most Improved: Patrick Langham
-Built Like Glass (often injured): Joaquin Rodriguez
-Best Dangler: Charlie Cohn
-Best Faceoff Man: Dan Nguyen

Congratulations to San Diego State on winning the PCHA Adams Cup. San Diego State is coached by UC Davis alumni Dave Hough, who also won the Pacific Region Coach of the Year.

Last game: PCHA League Playoffs in Bakersfield at Bakersfield Ice Sports
-Friday, 2/29/08 vs Northern Arizona University (L 7-8)
In a spirited battle against a short handed NAU, the Aggies played their hearts out in a game that went down to the wire. Neither team ever led by more than 2 goals, and NAU put the game away with 17 seconds left in the final period. This was the final game for Aggies seniors Captain Chris Cress, Alternate Captain Andrew Le, Sean McGill, and Firrend Naaman. Ben Dines isn't really sure when he's graduating, so this might have been his last game as well. The Aggies jumped out to a quick lead when Captain Eddie Birnbaum, who made his debut as a forward after playing defense the whole season, blasted a slap shot by the goalie only 1:20 into the game. After NAU tied the game, Charlie Cohn caught NAU on a change and hit Andrew Le on the far blue line. The NAU defenders quickly caught up, but Le used one of them as a screen and scored to give the Aggies a lead once again. NAU added two goals in the last 2:30 of the 1st period to take a 3-2 lead.
-Early in the 2nd period while on the power play, Aggie defensemen Alex Sloan put a shot on net which got redirected into the air. Sean McGill batted the puck out of the air, but the shot was stopped by goalie. The rebound was then put into the net by an NAU defender, which tied the game at 3. Just over a minute later, NAU took a 4-3 lead. Halfway through the period, the top line of Andrew Le, Ben Dines, and Keisuke Teeple hooked up for a goal to tie the game at 4. Ben Dines brought the puck into the offensive zone and hit Teeple cutting through the middle. Teeple then dished it off to Le for a mini breakaway and Le put the puck into the net off the far post. NAU scored the next two goals to take the first two goal lead of the game. With about 3 minutes left in the frame, the Aggies top line decided to hook up again, this time with Ben Dines scoring off of passes from Teeple and Le. This goal saw Dines cut from the left faceoff dot to the slot and putting the puck in shortside. NAU scored a heartbreaker just about a minute later to kill all Aggie momentum by taking another 2 goal lead. However, smooth skating defenseman Charlie Cohn had other ideas and went coast to coast to score a short handed goal with 11 seconds left to bring the Aggies within 1 goal.
-In the hard fought 3rd period, there would only be two goals scored. Play went back and forth for 7 minutes into the 3rd before leading goal scorer Keisuke Teeple blasted a puck into the net. With the Aggies set up on the power play, Ben Dines slid a pass to point man Alex Sloan. Sloan then saw Teeple posted up on the left faceoff dot for a perfect one timer, but the pass was slightly off. Teeple caught the pass in his feet, kicked the puck to his stick and blasted it away to tie the game at 7-7. The rest of the game was a battle with both teams wanting the victory. Every minute passes with no team scoring, but the chances were plentiful. In the last minute with the game seemingly about to head into overtime, NAU was able to connect on an end to end pass. Goal scored with 17 seconds left in the game, Aggies down by 1 again. After a time out called by the Aggies, Jon Drinnan was pulled for an extra attacker. With only 7 seconds left and a faceoff in the neutral zone, the game seemed over. Keisuke Teeple took the draw and poked the puck forward to Ben Dines. Dines skated in and drew 3 NAU defenders to him, so he simply slid the puck ahead of them. Andrew Le snuck in behind the defenders and seemingly had a breakaway, when an NAU defender slid and ate up the puck. Game over: NAU 8, UC Davis 7.
-Notes: Seniors Andrew Le and Sean McGill scored in their last game...Chris Cress took 8 more PIMs...Keisuke Teeple was the only other Aggies to take a penalty...Ben Dines had 3 assists to take over the team lead with 20 total...

ACHA Pacific Regional Tournament
-Friday, 2/15/08 vs #4 Dordt College(L 0-6)
-Saturday, 2/16/08 vs #5 Air Force (L 3-5)

2/10/08: The Aggies are going to ACHA Division 3 Regional Playoffs! Information is available here.

(Madi Goss Tournament in Ellenton, Florida):
-Friday, 1/18/08 vs University of South Florida (L 3-5)
: The Aggies came off a red eye flight Thursday night to play the host team. This game featured two teams battling to stay top 10 in their respective divisions, with the Aggies ranking 10th in the Pacific and the Ice Bulls ranked 8th in the South. Before the start of the game, the two captains lined up for a ceremonial faceoff with Madison Goss dropping the puck. The game started off with 15 minutes of scoreless hockey, until USF's 2nd leading scorer Ricky Nelson put one in to take the early 1-0 lead. The Ice Bulls seemingly put the game away when they struck for two quick goals in the 2nd period for a 3-0 lead, until Aggies leading scorer Ben Dines tipped a shot from Eric Wulfemeyer at the point to trim the deficit to 3-1. USF answered with a heart breaking goal near the end of the 2nd period to retake a 3 goal lead. Leading goal scorer Keisuke Teeple added a goal midway through the 3rd period, but Ice Bull Ricky Nelson (who would garner the Best Forward Award) netted a goal with about 3 minutes left to finish his hat trick. With 41 seconds left, Stephen Gribble scored a rebound goal which started with puck moving defenseman Alex Sloan rushing up the ice, then feeding Patrick Langham for a quick shot. The Aggies pulled Jon Drinnan, but to no avail.
Notes: Andrew Le extended his penalty-less streak to 10 games...Le also set a new career high with 14 points...Stephen Gribble tied his career high in goals with 3...The Aggies took only 6 penalties, in what might have been the fewest all season...Chris Cress took the 1st penalty of the game, go figure...Jon Drinnan made 39 saves in the losing effort...

-Saturday, 1/19/08 vs University of Cincinnati (W 2-1): This game featured the Aggies facing off against the 13th ranked Bearcats (North). Much like the night before, the game started off scoreless for most of the 1st period, until the Zach Marker capitalized on the power play for the Bearcats. There was lots of scrappy play and after the whistle punches, which resulted in numerous roughing and various stick work penalties. With a Bearcat in the box midway through the 2nd period, Keisuke Teeple fed Andrew Le down low. Le then passed to Ben Dines, who kicked it back to Le who scored the power play goal to tie the game at 1-1. Later in the period, sophomore forward/defenseman Charlie Cohn put in his 4th goal of the season to take the slim 2-1 lead, which would hold up as the game winner. The Bearcats pressured the Aggies and peppered Jon Drinnan the rest of the game, totaling 40 shots on goal, but the Aggies were able to hang on to win.
Notes: Jon Drinnan took his 1st ever penalty, clothes-lining a Bearcat for an interference call...Stephen Gribble took his 1st two penalties of the season after having 30 PIMs last season

-Saturday, 1/19/08 vs Life University (L 1-5): Before the puck even dropped, the pressure was on the 1-1 Aggies to win by 2 goals to make it to the Championship game. Life already won both its games and due to the tie break situations, the Aggies needed to win by two goals to pass FAU and Life in the standings. After motivational National Anthem sung by Captain Chris Cress, the Aggies seemed pumped to play this pivotal game. Unfortunately, Life started the scoring with a quick goal 5 minutes into the game. After scoreless play for a while, Life netted a heart breaking goal with only 30 seconds left in the 1st period. Life took what seemed like complete control of momentum when they score 4 minutes into the 2nd period to take a 3-0 lead. Luckily, Aggies leading scorer Ben Dines put in a power play goal to slow Life down. The goal came on a pass from Eric Wulfemeyer to Andrew Le in the corner. Le attempted to cycle the puck, which took an awkward carom off the Zamboni door right to Dines in the slot, who put the puck in the net. After the intermission, Life netted two goals in the first 8 minutes of the 3rd period, at which Coach Rood swapped Jon Drinnan for Firrend Naaman. Naaman shut out Life for the last 13 minutes of the game.
Notes: This was Firrend Naaman's first action since the San Diego State game...Dines continues to lead the team in PIMs this tournament with 10...Many jokes about "life" were corny...

-Sunday, 1/20/08 (3rd place game) vs Florida Atlantic University (W 4-3 OT/SO): After going 1-2 in the round robin play, the Aggies found themselves matched up with a short benched FAU team. Make no mistake, the short bench did not affect FAU's scoring ability, as at one point they scored 6 unanswered goals on Life. FAU carried their scoring prowess by scoring the 1st two goals of the game only 1 minute and a half apart midway through the 1st period. The Aggies answered back when halfway through the game, FAU made a goalie change. Ben Dines skated with the puck into the slot area and fed a pass to a wide open Andrew Le, who put the puck five hole on the new FAU goalie. Five minutes into the 3rd period, Charlie Cohn scored his 2nd goal of the tournament to give the Aggies a 2-2 tie. Sniper Keisuke Teeple scored his 12th goal of the year just five minutes later to give the Aggies a 3-2 lead in the game. This play started off in the Aggies zone, as FAU was dominating play. When a loose puck found its way to the goal crease, Alex Sloan dove and hand passed the puck out to Ben Dines, who skated and then found a streaking Teeple for a breakaway goal when Teeple found the blocker corner. With a slim lead, the Aggies tried to hold off the FAU attack until Adrian Sosa scored with 4 minutes left to tie the game at 3-3. The game went into a 5 minute overtime, with both sides having prime scoring chances. Still tied after overtime, the game went into the most exciting moment in sports: a shoot out. The Aggies sent out Keisuke Teeple, Ben Dines, Charlie Cohn, Eric Wulfemeyer, and Andrew Le for the 1st five shooters. FAU scored on two of their first four shots. Keisuke Teeple tried to pick a corner, while Ben Dines was poke checked. Charlie Cohn skated in from the left side and pulled an insane move to one hand the puck into the net on the right side. Eric Wulfemeyer then was denied on his attempt. This left the Aggies down 2-1 after four skaters apiece. Andrew Le came down the right wing, cut towards the middle, and shot five hole. As he skated by the goalie, he couldn't find the puck in the net so he skated away with his head down. However, the referee was pointing for a goal and the game was then tied at 2-2. FAU missed on its last attempt, sending the shootout into bonus shooters. Let's fast forward to the Aggies' 10th shooter, Dan Nguyen, who is more known as a left handed faceoff specialist. Nguyen skated down the left wing, faked the forehand shot, brought the puck to his backhand, and tucked the puck five hole! The Aggies win??? Not yet. FAU still had one shooter to go. All the pressure was now on Jon Drinnan. The FAU skater came in and took a snap shot...which rang off the post! AGGIES WIN 3RD PLACE!
Notes: This was the first time ever that the Aggies went to OT and a shootout in an ACHA games...Ben Dines set a new career high in PIMs with 50...Dines also set new highs in assists and points, passing his freshman year totals...Dines led the team with 16 PIMs in the tournament...Andrew Le scored his 10th goal, tying his career high from freshman year...Dines and Le led the team with 5 points in the tournament...Alex Sloan broke two shafts and a blade in total...he broke the shafts during warm ups...the blade was caught in the Zamboni door...Chris Cress ended up singing 3 National Anthems (including the Championship Game) because the tournament organizers loved his performance so much from the Life game...Many Aggies were seen to be extremely jittery due to the tournament's sponsorship by Red Bull...

1/5/08: The third ACHA rankings have been released and are available here. The Aggies slip to  10th in the Pacific region, while 4 fellow PCHA members also rank in the top 10: San Diego State (2nd), Northern Arizona (3rd), CSU Northridge (4th), and UC San Diego (9th).

11/28/07: The second ACHA rankings have been released and are available here. The Aggies rank 8th (again) in the Pacific region, while 4 fellow PCHA members also rank in the top 10: San Diego State (2nd), Northern Arizona (3rd), CSU Northridge (5th), and UC San Diego rounding out the pack at 10th.

11/7/07: The first ACHA rankings have been released and are available here. The Aggies rank 8th in the Pacific region, while 4 fellow PCHA members also rank in the top 10: Northern Arizona (2nd), San Diego State (3rd), Fresno State (6th), and CSU Northridge (9th).

11/1/07: Three games into the year and still no update? Well here goes nothing...
-First game vs COC: The Aggies came out prepared to play the College of the Canyons, who have participated in the ACHA Division 3 National Tournament for the past two years. The two teams battled for 7 minutes before the Aggies were able to capitalize on COC's penalties, netting two power play goals within 40 seconds of each other. The Aggies never let up as they took a 5-0 lead, including Spenser Wagner's first ever UC Davis goal. However a COC power play goal would trim the lead to 5-1 early in the 2nd period. The Aggies would go on to score four more unanswered goals to take the game by a final score of 9-1. The Aggies new top line of Ben Dines-Andrew Le-Joaquin Rodriguez netted five goals in the game, while the defense put three, and Spenser Wagner scoring to round out the goals.
-Second game vs Redlands: Both teams were playing the second game of back to backs, with Redlands having lost a heartbreaker to Santa Clara University by the score of 7-8. Redlands came out firing and scored the first goal 6 minutes into the game. Roughly 10 minutes later, rookie Alex Sloan scored his first ever UC Davis goal on a shot from the point that snuck its way past the Redlands goaltender. With less than a minute left in the 1st period, Redlands scored a momentum swinging goal to give them the 2-1 lead heading into the 1st intermission. Just 30 seconds into the 1st period, 5th year center Andrew Le scored a power play goal to tie the game up at 2. Joaquin Rodriguez, who did not receive an assist, caused havoc in front of the net making it easy for Le to pick up the loose pucks. Fast forward to the 3rd period, the Aggies lead a tight battle 3-2, when Redlands scores back to back goals to take the 4-3 lead with 7 minutes left in the game. Sean McGill, who is possibly in his 7th year in school, tied the game up off a sweet dish from Spenser Wagner! However, at the next faceoff, Redlands caught the Aggies off guard and scored the goal to retake the lead 6-5. Not to be outdone, Ben Dines then caught Redlands flat footed and scored the next equalizer. With 3:40 remaining in the game, Spenser Wagner stepped up for the Aggies and defined 'clutch' when he scored the eventual game winner off a feed from Alex Sloan.
-Third game vs Santa Clara: The game started out with Santa Clara domination. It did not help that the Aggies had road legs for the first period of the game. Santa Clara scored a quick goal to start the game, and then added two late goals in the 1st period to take the 3-0 lead heading into the intermission. Co-Captain Chris Cress did his best to fire up the Aggies by continually laying out Santa Clara players, noticeably on a penalty kill shift when he demolished three Santa Clara players. Coming out for the 2nd period, the Aggies finally showed some urgency, with rookie Keisuke Teeple scoring his first goal as an Aggie, receiving assists from linemates Spenser Wagner and Sean McGill. Santa Clara would add a goal to make the game 4-1, but the scoreboard did not reflect the fact that the Aggies put up 21 shots on goal in the 2nd period alone. Back out for the 3rd period, Santa Clara scored a quick one for the 5-1 lead. The Aggies kept the pressure on, but could not muster any goals until Sean McGill put one in with just under 3 minutes left in the game to cut the deficit to 5-2. Shortly after with the net empty, Charlie Cohn scored a power play goal to bring the Aggies within 2 goals, but it was too little too late as Santa Clara wound up winning 5-3.
Games notes through 3 games: Aggie 1st goals to date: Spenser Wagner, Alex Sloan, Joaquin Rodriguez, Keisuke Teeple...Spenser Wagner took over one season to score, as this is his 2nd season playing...In his defense, he played defense last year...The Aggies started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2003-2004...

10/21/07: The Aggies swept the home opening weekend with a decisive win over COC and a nail biter vs University of Redlands. The webmaster has a big midterm on Monday, so a weekend recap will appear Tuesday...

10/15/07: The start of the season is finally upon us! During the off season, the Aggies lost Assistant Captain Tobin Dennis due to graduation, and defenseman Nick Stromberg, who is taking a year off of school. To mediate their losses, the return of Co-Captain Eddie Birnbaum is a huge welcome to the young Aggie team. Highlighting the new faces to the team are hard hitting junior transfers Nathan Clough (pronounced Cluff), Joaquin Rodriguez, and freshman Alex Sloan (just turned 18, so now he can go vote). Those three comprise one of the strongest recruiting classes in recent Aggie history.  In addition to these three, Rachel Ciechon, Steven King (no relation to the scary author), Patrick Langham, and Will Roberts look to contribute on the ice. With the loss of the two aforementioned players, Andrew Le, Ben Dines, Sean McGill (isn't he like 25 years old?), Spenser Wagner, and Dan Nguyen look to battle for spots on the top lines. Wagner, who last year played defense, is hoping for a strong sophomore campaign, "Yo check it, you know last year I was playing defense, but I'm soooo stoked to play forward this year!" Rounding out the returning forwards are Andy Roberson and Stephen Gribble. Throughout the summer, Roberson has been doing his best at antagonizing referees and being thrown out of games so that it's all out of his system by the time the season starts. Ironically Gribble, last year's Best Hair on the Team winner, had been one of the refs in summer league that Roberson has been yelling at.

On defense, Co-Captain Chris Cress leads the pack of 2005-2006 Rookie of the Year Eric Wulfemeyer, Birnbaum, 2006-2007 Rookie of the Year runner up Charlie Cohn, and Clough. Cress has been looking good in preseason skates and has noticeably lost weight, "It's amazing how much weight you can lose when you stop going to Froggies with Sean McGill." Touche Chris. In addition to the new and improved Cress, the Aggies expect to have Wulfemeyer healthy for the whole year. He missed half of last season with various injuries. In net, MVP runner up Jon Drinnan is manning the nets once again, with Angelo Arias and Firrend Naaman backing him up. "You know, opening and closing the bench doors have really increased my glove hand speed," exclaimed Naaman one night after tryouts.


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