The owls won two straight games at the ACHA Regional tournament, propelling them into the ACHA National Tournament slated to take place March 9th to the 12th in Holland Michigan. This is the first time FAU has attended this tournament since their 2004-2005 season.
FAU took it to USF in an early game on Friday, ousting their familiar foe 10-4 in what was considered pay back for the two losses to the Bulls earlier in the season. On Saturday, the Owls faced off against southern powerhouse U of Arkansas, a team who attended Nationals in 2009-10. The game was end to end and very exciting. The owls were able to tie the game and eventually take the lead in the second period. Midway through the third period, Arkansas was able to stuff the puck home making the score 3-3
In the last 2:30 of the third period, the Razorbacks went a man short after commiting a penalty. The Owls in brilliant fashion took full advantage of this PowerPlay and put the puck in the net to secure a 4-3 win!
As more information comes in, we will keep the fans posted!
Better known as “The Voice”, Andrew has devoted countless hours of his time to help promote the team both at the rink and in the community. Not only has he become a staple at FAU home games, but he has also established a “cult” following of fans who are impressed by his ability to broadcast a hockey game (or any other sporting event for that matter) as if he has been behind the mic for 30 years.
Owls Goaltending Coach Erik Bentley made a short pre-game announcement in front of a large crowd describing his relationship with Andrew and what he really means to the team.
The Owls also presented him with an official home game jersey bearing a nameplate that reads none other than “The Voice”.
The Owls would also like to recognize Andrew’s girlfriend Elizabeth Frank who also has devoted countless hours assisting Andrew with game night production. The two of them together do a phenominal job and the Owls feel extremely blessed to have them on their side! You can hear Andrew in person at all home games, or online over our gamenight broadcasts on this site.
Below are photos of Elizabeth and Andrew, as well as the ceremonial jersey presented to Andrew.
The Owls hosted the University of Florida Gators Friday night in what was the first of a 2 game home series for the team. The crowd, which was heavily comprised of UF fans was the largest the Owls had hosted this season.
The Owls started the game a bit flat-footed allowing the Gators to score first with a quick shot that snuck by Owls goaltender Bobby Ramos.
It was at that point that the Owls gained momentum, scoring the next two goals resulting in a 2-1 score at the end of the first.
From that point on, it was an end to end battle that tested both team’s goaltenders. Owls netminder Bobby Ramos put on what some would call a “clinic” stopping over 30+ shots from the Gators.
Thanks to a stellar performance by their goaltender, the Owls were able to oust the Gators with a solid 6-2 win.
The Owls face-off against the Gators again Saturday night at the Saveology IcePlex at 8:00 pm.
January 28, 2011 was certainly another night to remember as your FAU Owls overcame yet another challenge by knocking off the #2 ranked FGCU Eagles at home in front of a great crowd. This was the second time in 4 years that the Owls were able to defeat the Ft. Myers club.
Unfortunately it was also a night that delivered a tough blow to the Owls roster. Late in the 3rd period, Owls captain Nick Pacquee attemped to keep the puck in the Eagles zone when he made contact with an aggressive Eagles backchecker. In the process, Nick broke his left wrist and immediately left the ice in obvious and immediate discomfort. Soon after the game ended, Pacquee was transported to the Coral Springs Medical Center where his wrist was x-rayed and splinted. On Wednesday of this week, Pacquee was admitted for surgery on the injured wrist. According to Pacquee, the Doctor implanted 2 screws and a pin that will remain in the defenseman’s wrist for the rest of his life.
The injury spelled an early “retirement” from this season for Pacquee, something he surely regrets. Pacquee continues to support his team from the bench and looks forward to a successful post season for his team.
If you’re wondering what the injury looked like, just take a look at the photo above! Ouch.