Alaska Anchorage Skates Past Ferris State, 4-1
Sophomore forward Alex Jackstadt scores two goals for Seawolves

Sophomore forward Jeremiah Luedtke posted two assist for the Seawolves
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:16  AKA1-0 PP Nathan Renouf (1)Jeremiah Luedtke/4, Jarrett Brown/5
2nd 8:01  FSU1-1 PP Ryker Killins (1)Jason Tackett/4, Joe Rutkowski/11
2nd 10:51  AKA2-1 EV GW Alex Jackstadt (3)Nils Rygaard/2, Jeremiah Luedtke/5
2nd 11:20  AKA3-1 EV Alex Jackstadt (4)Nils Rygaard/3, Chase Van Allen/4
3rd 18:41  AKA4-1 EV EN Mason Mitchell (4)Matt Anholt/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  0101
Alaska Anchorage  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  881127
Alaska Anchorage  109928
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (7-13-2)  1/8 9/29 0
Alaska Anchorage (5-14-2)  1/6 9/18 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Darren Smith (L, 2-12-1)58:193 97824
Empty Net1:411     
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (W, 5-12-2)59:391 871126
Empty Net0:210     

ANCHORAGE - A two-goal game from sophomore Alex Jackstadt gave Alaska Anchorage its fourth straight win on a Friday evening, defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs, 4-1 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Sullivan Arena.

The Seawolves (5-14-2) continue to be successful on Friday's, picking up their fourth league win of the season. After the Bulldogs (7-13-2, 6-8-1 WCHA) tied the game in the second, the Seawolves responded a few minutes later with Jackstadt's goals. UAA (15 points) then added the empty-net dagger in the final two minutes of play, closing the gap on 7th-place's Lake Superior State and Alaska Fairbanks in the league standings.

After facing a 1-1 deadlock, Jackstadt doubled his goal production this season, scoring back-to-back goals 29 seconds apart - his third in as many games. The same UAA lines were on the ice for both tallies as the Anchorage local scored at 10:51 and 11:20, respectively.

Originally, Jackstadt's first tally was waived off by the officials, but after review the call was overturned, returning the lead to the Seawolves. Jackstadt's second strike bounced off a defender before going in. Both goals were assisted by sophomore Nils Rygaard, while sophomore Jeremiah Luedtke picked up his second helper of the night.

Additionally, sophomore Mason Mitchell picked up the empty-net goal at 18:41 with netminder Darren Smith on the bench for the extra attacker.

The evening started when the Seawolves captured a 1-0 lead in the opening period with sophomore forward Nathan Renouf's first collegiate goal, coming on the power play. After Smith made the first two saves, Renouf capitalized on the second rebound at 14:16.

A top-shelf bullet from Bulldog sophomore Ryker Killins tied the match at 8:01 of the second.

Making 26 saves in the win was junior goaltender Olivier Mantha, improving to 5-12-2 on the season, while Smith made 23 saves in the loss. The teams tied on shots, 27-27.

A penalty filled game, especially in the third frame (11 penalties), saw UAA tagged for nine and FSU tagged for six - including a major on Chad McDonald for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

The Seawolves and Bulldogs will face off again tomorrow at 7:07 p.m. AST.