Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sooner Hockey sweeps final home weekend

OU Goaltender Chad Helgason skates with a fan after friday night's 5-4 win over Liberty (photo by Jarrod Yost).

The number 6 ranked OU hockey team took two emotional games this weekend from rival, number 10 Liberty. 

The Sooners mounted an incredible comeback Friday night, overcoming a three-goal-deficit to win 5-4 in overtime.  The win was the first home overtime win in the program's six-year history.

After the game, the fans were treated to a 'Skate With the Sooners,' where all in attendance were invited to lace up the skates, and hit the ice with the home team.

Freshman Blake Martin, who scored 2 goals, and tallied 3 assists in the heart-stopping win, said the post-game skate was a fun time for all.

"We really enjoy giving back to the fans who have supported us all season," Martin said. "This was a great opportunity to thank them for a great season.

OU's 6-3 win on Saturday night was their fifth win in a row, a streak that the club hopes to continue next weekend at Arizona State, as it embarks on it's final road trip of the season. 

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