SECHC Tournament Review

SECHC Tournament Recap

By: Tyler Farmer

Over the weekend, the Ice Dawgs came up short in their bid for a third consecutive SEC Hockey Conference Tournament Championship. After obliterating Auburn 12-0 on Friday, Georgia lost in Saturday’s semi-final game, a 6-5 heartbreaker, to arch rival Florida. Trailing 5-2 late in the third period, Georgia stormed back, but the furious rally came up just short.

With the loss, the Ice Dawgs fell to the consolation bracket to play the loser of Arkansas and Kentucky on Sunday morning. Arkansas defeated Kentucky 7-2, so Georgia had a chance to enact some revenge against the Wildcats for last weekend’s defeat.

Ultimately, Georgia defeated Kentucky 6-2 to secure 3rd place in the tournament. In the scoring summary below, the time listed is the time remaining in the respective period at the time of the goal, and Georgia goals are in bold.


First Period

13:54- Goal scored by Carter Penzien

Assisted by- Zach Flasch and DJ Herr


0:45- Power-play goal (checking from behind) scored by Aaron Phillips

Assisted by- Christopher Santa Maria


End of Period: 2-0 Ice Dawgs


Second Period

18:32- Zach Chamryk (PP-boarding)

Assisted by- Beck Shultz and Jordan Shannon


15:34- Penzien (short-handed)

Assisted by- Christopher Santa Maria


7:16- Brandon Spindlow (PP-cross-checking)

Assisted by- Shannon and Ryan Duffy


0:01- David Spielberger (PP-tripping)

Assisted by- Caleb and Christopher Santa Maria


End of Period: 4-2 Ice Dawgs


Third Period

15:56- Caleb Santa Maria

Assisted by- Christopher Santa Maria and Spielberger


13:55- Christopher Santa Maria

Assisted by- Caleb Santa Maria and Alex Carey


Final: 6-2 Ice Dawgs on Top!


Three Stars

  1. Christopher Santa Maria: 1 goal, 4 assists
  2. Caleb Santa Maria: 1 goal, 2 assists
  3. Carter Penzien: 2 goals