Alaska Anchorage Takes Shootout After 1-1 Tie With Michigan Tech
Freshman forward Aleksi Ainali scores shootout winner while junior goaltender Olivier Mantha makes 34 saves for Seawolves

Junior goaltender Olivier Mantha made 34 saves for the Seawolves
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:48  MTU1-0 PP Gavin Gould (3)Joel L'Esperance/5, Matt Roy/9
3rd 2:30  AKA1-1 PP GT Jonah Renouf (2)Brad Duwe/1, Nathan Renouf/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Michigan Tech  01001
Alaska Anchorage  00101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Michigan Tech  5178535
Alaska Anchorage  6410121
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (7-6-3)  1/4 4/8 0
Alaska Anchorage (1-10-1)  1/4 4/8 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Angus Redmond (T, 6-1-1)64:501 649120
Empty Net0:100      
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Olivier Mantha (T, 1-8-1)65:001 5168534

ANCHORAGE - Solid goaltending by junior Olivier Mantha and a power-play goal from Jonah Renouf led the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves to a 1-1 tie with the visiting Michigan Tech Huskies in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Saturday at the Sullivan Arena. Additionally, the Seawolves went on to win the shootout for extra points in the league standings.

The Seawolves (1-10-1, 0-5-1 WCHA) ended their losing streak and collected two points after winning the sudden death shootout, 1-0, with freshman Aleksi Ainali scoring the lone goal. Michigan Tech (7-6-3, 6-2-2 WCHA) earned one point with the shootout loss.

Following a scoreless first 20 minutes of play, Tech opened the scoring in the second before UAA responded in the third. Both teams were unsuccessful in the 5-on-5 overtime and the 3-on-3 overtime, forcing the all decisive shootout.

Meanwhile, a night after keeping the Huskies scoreless on the power play, UAA allowed MTU to strike on its second advantage of the evening. Giving the Huskies the 1-0 lead was freshman Gavin Gould at 4:48 of the second, capitalizing on a rebound that came from the blueline with 27 seconds left in the man advantage.

The Seawolves, who only had 17 skaters in the lineup, knotted the game at 2:30 of the third with their first power-play strike of the weekend. Scoring his second of the season was Renouf with a five-hole shot after his twin brother, Nathan, and senior Brad Duwe won the puck against the boards.

Easily the MVP for the Seawolves again was Mantha. A local of La Tuque, Quebec, Mantha made five saves alone in the first overtime and an additional two in the second overtime. Throughout the first four periods, Mantha (1-8-1) turned aside 34 shots, including 16 in the second. Producing 20 saves was Angus Redmond for the Huskies.

UAA and MTU were both 1-for-4 on the power play, both serving eight minutes in the penalty box.

The Seawolves return to the road with a WCHA series at Bowling Green, Nov. 25-26.