Gosselin Posts Hat Trick as Alabama Huntsville Tops Ferris State, 5-3
Sophomore defenseman Kurt Gosselin scores hat trick for Chargers

Sophomore defenseman Kurt Gosselin scored a hat trick for the Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:36  FSU1-0 SH Andrew Mayer (3) -
1st 8:03  ALH1-1 EV Kurt Gosselin (5)Hans Gorowsky/2, Max McHugh/5
1st 9:57  ALH2-1 EV Kurt Gosselin (6)Cam Knight/7, Max McHugh/6
2nd 10:16  FSU2-2 EV Trevor Recktenwald (2)Andrew Mayer/1, Nate Kallen/4
2nd 19:16  FSU3-2 PP Jason Tackett (1)Andrew Dorantes/6, Jared VanWormer/4
3rd 3:39  ALH3-3 EV Kurt Gosselin (7)Cam Knight/8, Max McHugh/7
3rd 5:22  ALH4-3 EV GW Hans Gorowsky (4)Matt Salhany/4
3rd 19:47.8 ALH5-3 EV EN Cam Knight (3) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  1203
Alabama Huntsville  2035
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  1112932
Alabama Huntsville  5141433
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (5-10-1)  1/2 6/12 1
Alabama Huntsville (5-10-2)  0/5 3/6 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Justin Kapelmaster (L, 5-1-0)58:384 3141128
Empty Net1:221     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (W, 3-3-2)60:003 1010929

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Backed by the program's first hat trick since 2008 by Kurt Gosselin, The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team opened the weekend series against Ferris State with a 5-3 victory at the Von Braun Center on Saturday night. UAH improves to 5-10-2 (5-6-2 WCHA), while FSU dips to 5-9-1 (4-5-1 WCHA).

Turning Point

- After Gosselin sent in the game-tying and hat trick-sealing goal at 3:39 of the third, fellow sophomore Hans Gorowsky netted the game-winning marker at 5:22 of the final frame en route to the 5-3 victory in the opener.

Inside the Box Score

- Ferris State played from in front early into the game on Saturday night, as Andrew Mayer notched a shorthanded marker at 3:36 of the first for the 1-0 lead.

- Later on in the first, Gosselin tied the game at 1-1 at 8:03 with his first of the game - assisted by Gorowsky and Max McHugh - followed by his second of the period and the Chargers go-ahead goal at 9:57 for the 2-1 advantage.

- Following the first intermission, the score remained in favor of UAH until Trevor Recktenwald tied the game at 2-2 at 10:16 prior to the Bulldogs taking a 3-2 lead at 19:16 of the middle period by Jason Tackett on the power play.

- With Ferris State clinging to a 3-2 lead, Gosselin was able to find the back of the net for the third time of the game at 3:39 to tie the game at 3-3 with assists coming from Cam Knight and McHugh.

- After Gorowsky notched the game-winner, UAH was able to extend the lead to 5-3 over Ferris State with an empty-net goal by Knight at 19:48 of the third period to bring the game to its final score.

- Jordan Uhelski improves to 3-3-2 in goal after totaling 29 saves and three goals allowed.

- The Chargers amassed 33 shots on goal in the win, paced by Gorowsky's six shots on net.

- Both Knight and Brandon Parker tied for the team-high in blocks with three apiece.

Noteworthy

- Gosselin's hat trick was the first by a Charger since Cale Tanaka netted a trio of goals on Feb. 1, 2008, and it's the first hat trick by a UAH defenseman since Shane Stewart on Jan. 2, 1999.

- Gosselin is the first defenseman with a hat trick in a game in NCAA Division I this season.

- The Brighton, Michigan, native has now scored a point in seven straight games, and has six goals and four assists for 10 points in that stretch dating back to Nov. 4 at Alaska Anchorage.

- McHugh's three-assist night was the first of his career, and was the third time this season he's had two or more assists.

- Knight has now registered back-to-back games with two assists, and his three points on one goal and two assists tonight are a career-best. He currently has 10 points on three goals and seven assists in his past eight games.

- This was the Chargers first win at home in the 2016-17 season, and was the third consecutive win over Ferris State after opening the season with a sweep at FSU on Oct. 1-2. Next Time Out

- The Chargers and Bulldogs will wrap up the weekend WCHA series on Sunday at 3:07 p.m. at the Von Braun Center.