Three games in three days coming up for BYU Hockey

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The BYU hockey team will travel to Colorado on Thursday in hopes of racking up three more wins against three different teams.

BYU's win against Berkley left them with added confidence for their games in Colorado (photo courtesy of Carol Naumu).
BYU’s celebrates a goal during their win over Cal Berkeley.  (Photo courtesy Carol Naumu)

The Cougars have emphasized that one of the most critical points they need to focus on in order to return to Utah with an even record is to play with consistency.

“A big thing for us is consistency,” said head captain Brendan Hubbard. “Playing the full game and not playing down to other teams’ level. The consistency will help us to win every game we play.”

The BYU Cougars play Denver University on Thursday, Metro State on Friday and Northern Colorado on Saturday. Hubbard said because of the large size of their league, the Cougars have played these teams only a few times in the past few years, so they are a bit unfamiliar with how they measure up against each other.

Regardless of this, the Cougars are coming off their first win of the season, and with the win, Hubbard said they have added confidence they can beat their opponents this week.

“As a team without a win the frustration builds up,” Hubbard said, “But now that we have that first win out of the way, it will help bring us together as a team and bring us confidence going into this weekend.”

The Cougars will also start their game Thursday at full strength after having several players out on injury the past couple of games, including Hubbard and assistant captain Chris Tuttle. The Cougars are confident if everyone on the team is healthy they will handle their three matches this week just fine.

Following their return to Utah, the Cougars will host the first-ever Cougar Classic, a three-day tournament scheduled to start Oct. 17.

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