The BYU hockey team sought revenge as it faced Boise State. BYU lost twice to Boise State earlier this season.
In the first period, everything went Boise State’s way, as it scored four goals to end the first period. The team led 4-0 as the buzzer sounded.
The Cougars came out angry in the second period and were able to score three goals, two of which were on power plays. Boise State countered with a goal of its own before the second period ran out, leaving the score at 5-3 for the Broncos.
The third period proved to be the most exciting, with the crowd on its feet for most of the remainder of the game. Boise State managed to throw in two goals, making the score 7-3.
With minutes left on the board, Tate Cowley scored his second goal of the night to pull within three at 7-4, but Boise State put in one last goal to finish the game at 8-4.
BYU’s overall number of shots better matched that of its opponents, compared to previous games. BYU and Boise State had 30 and 33 shots on goal, respectively.
BYU will now head on the road over the next few weeks to Montana and California to play against Montana Tech, Loyala Marymount University, California State University Northridge and California State University Long Beach. The next home game is set for Dec. 5 at the Provo Seven Peaks Ice Arena.