Smith Goal Gives Michigan Tech 3-2 Win At Alaska Anchorage
Freshman forward Alex Smith has game-winning goal and assist for Huskies

Freshman forward Alex Smith had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:43  MTU1-0 EV Shane Hanna (4)Matt Roy/7, Alex Smith/6
1st 18:32  MTU2-0 EV Joel L'Esperance (5)Shane Hanna/6, Jake Lucchini/3
2nd 3:59  AKA1-2 SH Mason Mitchell (2) -
3rd 3:54  AKA2-2 EV Brad Duwe (3)Matt Anholt/4, Nathan Renouf/1
3rd 10:14  MTU3-2 EV GW Alex Smith (4)Matt Roy/8, Tyler Heinonen/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  2013
Alaska Anchorage  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  1461131
Alaska Anchorage  28818
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (7-6-2)  0/6 6/12 0
Alaska Anchorage (1-10-0)  0/5 7/25 1
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Angus Redmond (W, 6-1-0)59:582 27716
Empty Net0:020     
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 1-8-0)58:203 1261028
Empty Net1:400     

ANCHORAGE - The Michigan Tech Huskies picked up their fourth straight win with a 3-2 victory over the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Friday evening at the Sullivan Arena.

Following a lackluster first period that saw only two Seawolf shots on target, UAA (1-10-0, 0-5-0 WCHA) responded in the second frame, cutting the lead to 2-1. The Seawolves went on to tie the game in the opening minutes of the third, before the Huskies (7-6-2, 6-2-1 WCHA) extended UAA's losing streak to seven with the game winner.

After going down 2-0 in the first, UAA senior Brad Duwe hit the left post off a faceoff, 48 seconds before sophomore Mason Mitchell picked up a shorthanded strike at 3:59, unassisted. A local of Calgary, Alberta, Mitchell stole the puck from MTU's Mark Auk and had an easy time finding the back of the net.

At 7:29 senior Dylan Hubbs was ejected from the game, receiving a 10-minute game misconduct and a five-minute major for contact to the head. The Seawolves were able to kill of the abbreviated penalty and an additional two in the frame. That, combined with solid stops by goaltender Olivier Mantha, kept the lead to one before the second intermission.

Picking up his team-high-tying third goal of the season was Duwe, knotting the game at 2-2 with a backdoor goal at 3:54 of the third. Junior captain Matt Anholt furnished his team-high sixth point of the season with the cross-zone pass to Duwe off the rush, while sophomore redshirt Nathan Renouf was credited with the second helper in his first game back from an injury.

Coming off a 2-on-1 rush at 10:14, MTU's Matt Roy fired on net, hitting the post. The puck then rebounded behind the net where Alex Smith collected and knocked it in off Mantha's shoulder. Roy picked up the first assist, while Tyler Heinonen claimed the second.

A late interference call on Heinonen and with Mantha on the bench for the extra attacked, UAA had a 6-on-4 advantage for the final 40.7 seconds, but was unable to capitalize.

Meanwhile, Tech opened the scoring in the first period with a delayed-penalty goal at 2:43. Picking up the goal was Shane Hanna. Hanna then went on to assist on Joel L'Esperance's strike at 18:32 for the 2-0 lead after 20.

UAA was outshot, 31-18. Both teams were scoreless on the man advantage with UAA going 0-for-4 and MTU going 0-for-6. UAA was tagged for seven penalties, serving 25 minutes, to Tech's 12.

Mantha (28 saves) falls to 1-8-0 on the season, while Angus Redmond (16 saves) improves to 6-1-0 with the win.

The Seawolves and Huskies will go head-to-head tomorrow evening at 7:07 p.m. AST at the Sullivan Arena.