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Arizona hockey: Wildcats escape Colorado with 2-1-0 record

It wasn't pretty, but Arizona did what it needed to do.

Jason Bartel

The weekend started out rough, but finished on a high-note as the Arizona Wildcats put together two wins on the three-game road trip to Colorado and Colorado State.

The Wildcats started out the week on Thursday at Colorado State, and the Rams completed the season sweep of Arizona with a 4-2 victory.

Based on the CSU twitter feed, Arizona returned to their overly-physical ways this week after playing winning hockey at ASU last week.

Don't know if that was coach Hogan that got tossed or not, but what a joke that sort of game happened just five days after arguably the biggest win ever by this team.

Friday was also physical, as the CU announcers said during the broadcast that Michael Ferreira was tossed for shoving a ref.  The Wildcats took the game 4-1, even with the lack of emotional control.

Saturday saw a tight contest, with Arizona taking the game 4-3 after a power play goal in overtime.

But the game ending didn't mean that the fights had to stop...

A minimum of two wins were needed against these two inferior opponents to keep the Wildcats solidly in the National Tournament picture, so at least they came away with that.

This style of hockey doesn't work against the good teams, as we've seen before.  If this team shows up in two weeks against ASU, or in the tournament, the Wildcats are doomed.