By Casey Williams
The Utah State Aggies played the IceCats Friday in Logan, and all the elements of the rivalry where there, except one.
The Aggies brought their “A” game, and the USU fans set the stage for the hostile, and often times questionable, environment. The one thing missing was the IceCats” game that would keep up with the Aggies.
USU came out and scored three quick goals and never looked back, winning the game 11-4. Two of the USU players ended the game with a hat trick.
IceCat head coach Matt Beaudry said the game was obviously quite disappointing.
“That was just a real tough loss all around,” he said. “They had three quick goals on us, the guys got frustrated, and they took it to us. That team seems to have our number psychologically, it”s hard to overcome.”
Co-captain Jimmy Burkart said the IceCats were not able to overcome the Aggies” quick start.
“They came out and jumped on us early,” he said. “They played a very emotional game. They took the wind right out of our sails and we just weren”t able to recover.”
Burkart also said he hoped it was a loss that the team win not forget any time soon.
“It”s a tough one,” he said. “It hurts, and hopefully it hurts for a long time. It”s the type of game you want to hurt and be motivated for the rest of the year.”
Despite the loss, Beaudry said the Cats did show some positive things. The Cats have been working on their power play, and he said they played it well on Friday night.
Burkart said the goals the Cats scored were solid, hard-working goals. He said forward Beau Adams, who scored two of the Cats” four goals, played phenomenal.