Tyler Toffoli scored twice, and Trevor Lewis added a third-period assist to help the Kings pull away from Vancouver, 4-1 in front of 12,367 fans Monday night at Vivint SmartHome Arena in the first NHL preseason game in Salt Lake City since 2008.
Coming off a second-round appearance in last season’s NBA playoffs, the expectations are high for the Utah Jazz as they enter a new season. But last year’s success has no bearing on an always competitive Western Conference.
In a back and forth contest at Maverik Stadium, it was Jordan Love and the Utah State offense that made just enough plays to knock off Air Force in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Freshman Josh Davis ran for 218 yards and two touchdowns, including a 95-yard gallop in the first quarter, and Weber State breezed to a 45-28 victory over Northern Colorado in Big Sky Conference action on Saturday night.
Lopini Katoa ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns, and Tanner Mangum completed 15 passes for 118 yards and a score to help No. 25 BYU pull away from FCS foe McNeese State, 30-3 Saturday evening at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Roni Jones-Perry put down a match-high 12 kills with just one error, and Madelyn Robinson and McKenna Miller added six kills apiece to lift the top-ranked Cougars to a 25-10, 25-14, 25-13 sweep of Saint Mary’s to keep its undefeated season alive.