Nelson Stops 18 Shots As Minnesota State Tops Alabama Huntsville, 3-0
Junior goaltender Aaron Nelson makes 18 saves in first career start for Mavericks

Junior goaltender Aaron Nelson made 18 saves for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:11  MNS1-0 EV GW Brad McClure (9)Marc Michaelis/17, C.J. Franklin/11
2nd 16:33  MNS2-0 EV Parker Tuomie (4)Max Coatta/5
3rd 17:42  MNS3-0 EV EN Brad McClure (10) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  1113
Alabama Huntsville  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  12101133
Alabama Huntsville  49518
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (12-7-2)  0/2 2/4 0
Alabama Huntsville (7-14-2)  0/2 3/17 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Aaron Nelson (W, 1-0-0)60:000 49518
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (L, 5-6-2)59:462 1191030
Empty Net0:141     

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell to No. 19 Minnesota State by a final score of 3-0 in Friday night's WCHA series opener at the Von Braun Center. UAH slips to 7-14-1 (7-8-2 WCHA), while MSU improves to 12-7-2 (8-5-2 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Minnesota State's early go-ahead goal by Brad McClure at 6:11 of the first period would prove to be the game-winning tally as the Mavericks went on to win the contest 3-0.

Inside the Box Score

- After McClure's goal in the first, the Chargers defense rebounded to shutout the Mavericks for the rest of the period including a five-minute penalty caused by a Tyler Poulsen major/game misconduct at 12:23.

- Defense reigned supreme for the majority of the second period until Parker Tuomie made it a 2-0 MSU advantage at 16:33.

- The third period was also tightly contested as neither team netted a goal until late in the frame as McLure notched his second of the contest in an empty-net situation at 17:42.

- UAH held Minnesota State scoreless in two power-play chances.

- Jordan Uhelski's record slips to 5-6-2 in goal despite totaling a game-high 30 saves while allowing two goals.

- Matt Salhany and Cody Marooney tied for the team-high in shots on goal with three apiece.

- Brent Fletcher and John Teets paced the Blue & White with three blocks each.

Noteworthy

- Uhelski now has four games with 30 saves or more in 2016-17.

Next Time Out

- UAH and Minnesota State wrap up the weekend series on Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. puck drop at the VBC.