Tahoe Icemen swept at Vancouver, still winless on season
Icemen Home Series
Tahoe vs. Southern Oregon
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22, at SLT Ice Arena
Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students with ID, $5 children under 10
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Tahoe Icemen returned to the ice following a three-week break last weekend, Nov. 13-14, and couldn’t break through for its first victory of the season. The Icemen were swept by Vancouver in a two-game WSHL Northwest Division series at Mountain View Ice Arena, leaving them winless in 17 games this season.
In the series opener Friday, Tahoe fell to Vancouver 8-3. The Icemen trailed by a goal at the first intermission before the Rangers delivered a five-goal second period to turn the game into a rout.
After allowing six straight goals, Tahoe got on the board late in the second period when Austin Lykins found the back of the net with 9.1 seconds left in the frame. In the third period, the Icemen scored a pair of goals. Maksim Akimychau scored off assists from Colton Lanzowski and Edgar Gonzalez, and Artisom Surmach added an unassisted goal.
The Icemen concluded the two-game road set Saturday with a 6-0 loss to the Rangers. Vancouver scored twice in the first period and three more in the second on the way to sweeping Tahoe; goaltender Austin Toussaint stopped 51 shots in the defeat.
Tahoe (0-17) returns home for a three-game series against Southern Oregon (10-8) at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena beginning Friday, Nov. 20. Friday and Saturday’s games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. — the puck drops for Sunday’s series finale at 2 p.m.