Six Broncos earned all Pac-8 conference honors over the weekend at the Pac-8 Hockey Championships. At the awards banquet on Thursday night the Broncos were well represented as Sophomore Kyler Ayers, Junior Eric Pinsky, and Junior Sven Marnauzs earned Second Team honors. Senior Zach Biebuyck, Sophomore Mike Carranza, and Junior Brandon Benson earned First Team Honors. The full list of First and Second all pac-8 teams can be found below.
All-2nd Team Honors All-1st Team Honors
Boise State Boise State
Eric Pinsky (Forward) Zach Biebuyck (Forward)
Sven Marnausz (Defenseman) Mike Carranza (Forward)
Kyler Ayers (Goaltender) Brandon Benson (Defenseman)
Eastern Washington Eastern Washington
Mitch Hunt (Forward) Tyler O’Donnell (Goaltender)
Oregon Hockey Western Washington
Warren Berg (Defenseman) Mark MacDonald (Defenseman)
Will Torgerson (Defenseman) Chase Thesman (Forward)
Following the awards banquet on Thursday night, Boise State opened the tournament with a dominating 6-2 win over Arizona State. The next day the Broncos looked poised to make a run at their first title taking on #11 ranked Oregon. Going into the game Boise State had a 3-1 record this season vs the Ducks. The Broncos fell short however in their quest for their first conference title falling to the #11 Oregon 3-2 in the Semi-Finals in a hard fought game. Oregon went on to beat California Berkeley 3-0 in the Finals on Sunday to take the 2019 Pac-8 Hockey Championships.
The #4 ranked Broncos will find out their destiny this Thursday, February 14th when the ACHA will reveal the final rankings for the season. Even after falling to Oregon, the 6-2 win over ASU still gives the Broncos a chance at the Auto-Bid to nationals if they get bumped up to #3 in the west. If Boise State stays at #4 they will be the top ranked seed going into the West Region Finals being held in Tempe, AZ over the weekend of Feb 28-Mar 3.
The Boise State Hockey Team is proud members of the Pac-8 Hockey Conference of the American Collegiate Hockey Association competing at the ACHA D2 level.