|1st||1:03||LSS||1-0||EV||Brayden Gelsinger (2)||Mitch Hults/4, Aidan Wright/1|
|1st||10:44||LSS||2-0||EV||Gage Torrel (3)||Jake Hand/1, Owen Headrick/6|
|2nd||3:34||ALH||1-2||EV||Josh Kestner (1)||Brennan Saulnier/2|
|2nd||10:52||LSS||3-1||EV||Brayden Gelsinger (3)||Mitch Hults/5, Gage Torrel/3|
|2nd||13:02||LSS||4-1||EV GW||Diego Cuglietta (1)||Gus Correale/1, Collin Saccoman/2|
|2nd||15:12||LSS||5-1||SH||Diego Cuglietta (2)||Collin Saccoman/3|
|2nd||18:19||LSS||6-1||EV||J.T. Henke (3)||Diego Cuglietta/2, Kyle Chatham/2|
|3rd||3:06||ALH||2-6||EV||Jordan Larson (2)||Matt Salhany/2|
|3rd||18:31||ALH||3-6||EV||Brandon Salerno (2)||Josh Kestner/4, John Teets/1|
|Lake Superior State||2||4||0||6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||10||15||6||31|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Lake Superior State (3-0-0)||0/3||5/13||1|
|Alabama Huntsville (2-4-1)||0/5||5/10||0|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gordon Defiel (W, 3-0-0)||60:00||3||7||12||9||28|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Matt Larose (L, 2-4-0)||39:52||6||8||11||0||19|
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell to Lake Superior State in the opening matchup of a two-game, Western Collegiate Hockey Association series on Friday night by a final score of 6-3 in the Chargers 2016-17 home opener at the Von Braun Center. UAH slips to 2-4-1 (2-2-1 WCHA), while LSSU improves to 3-0-0 (1-0-0 WCHA).
- Lake Superior State's offense continued its successful start to the 2016-17 season, as it utilized a total of four goals in the second period by Brayden Gelsinger at 10:52, Diego Cuglietta at 13:02 and at 15:12, and JT Henke at 18:19 en route to the 6-3 win.
Inside the Box Score
- UAH would trail 2-0 after 20 minutes of play in the first, as LSSU potted a pair of goals in the opening frame by Gelsinger and Gage Torrel.
- However, the Chargers rebounded early into the second period with a goal by Huntsville native Josh Kestner at 3:34 of the stanza. Kestner was assisted by fellow junior Brennan Saulnier on the play.
- Following the four-goal outburst by the Lakers in the second, UAH was able to notch two goals in the third period by Jordan Larson at 3:06 and Brandon Salerno at 18:31 to bring the game to its 6-3 final.
- Matt Larose played the first two periods in goal for UAH, allowing six goals, registering 19 saves and dropping his record to 2-4-0 on the year, while Jordan Uhelski relieved Larose in the third for six saves and zero goals allowed.
- The Chargers penalty kill unit held the Lakers to zero power-play goals in three chances.
- Cam Knight and Brandon Parker tied for a team-high two blocks in the loss.
- Kestner's goal was the first in his junior season, and he also added an assist on Salerno's tally for his first multi-point game of the season with one marker and one helper.
- Sophomore John Teets collected his first career point in an assist on Salerno's goal in the third.
- Uhelski has allowed just one goal in his last 80 minutes played.
Next Time Out
- The Chargers and Lakers will play the series finale of the two-game set on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC.