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Icecats come from behind to beat ASU

By Ryan Finley
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 22, 1999
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The Arizona Icecats (22-3-2) completed a season sweep of Arizona State this weekend with two wins, a dramatic 5-4 victory Friday and a dominant 4-2 showing Saturday. Over 11,000 fans packed the Tucson Convention Center in a show of support for the No. 4-ranked Icecats, who now head to the American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship tournament, March 3 in Newark, Del., to face Michigan-Dearborn in the opener.

Friday night saw the Icecats battle back from a 4-1 deficit to win in overtime.

Poor goaltending by freshman Jason Morgan resulted in four ASU goals in 45 minutes. Kyle Neary then scored in the third period to spark the Icecat comeback. Sophomore Marc Harris scored two goals to tie the game, followed by a goal two minutes into overtime.

"We wanted wins and wanted momentum," Icecats head coach Leo Golembiewski said. "We got that this weekend."

Icecats senior Bob Majka bid his farewell to the home crowd.

"This weekend meant a lot to both me and the team," he said. "If you have youth, talent, and the will to win, you're bound to be something. We seem to have all three."