Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OU Hockey prepares for Challenge Cup

The OU hockey team is practicing this week in preparation for its final game prior to the upcoming national tournament. Sunday, the Sooners will travel to Dallas' American Airlines Center to face-off against Texas Tech in the second annual Big 12 Challenge Cup.

The puck will drop at 7:30 for OU and Texas Tech, after the conclusion of the NHL game featuring the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars.

Texas Tech will look to defend its title in the game, having defeated Texas A&M in last year's contest.  

The game will mark the final regular season contest in which OU seniors, including Captain Mark Tylka, will slip on the OU jersey.

"It will certainly be emotional, Tylka said." "We are really gearing up for this one since for many of us it will be our last chance at this title."

The Challenge Cup expects to draw one of the largest crowds that either club has seen this season, as fans who buy a ticket to the NHL game will be allowed entry to the nightcap, as well.

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