Stepan Scores Twice As Minnesota State Upends Alabama Huntsville, 3-2
Senior forward Zach Stepan scores two goals for Mavericks

Senior forward Zach Stepan scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:30  MNS1-0 PP Ian Scheid (5)Daniel Brickley/13, C.J. Franklin/12
1st 13:52  MNS2-0 PP Zach Stepan (1)Zeb Knutson/7, Michael Huntebrinker/12
2nd 16:37  MNS3-0 PP GW Zach Stepan (2)Michael Huntebrinker/13, Sean Flanagan/5
3rd 5:32  ALH1-3 EV Max McHugh (8)Brennan Saulnier/8
3rd 6:24  ALH2-3 EV Hans Gorowsky (5)Brandon Salerno/2, Sean Rappleyea/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  2103
Alabama Huntsville  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  1111325
Alabama Huntsville  891431
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (13-7-2)  3/4 8/27 0
Alabama Huntsville (7-15-2)  0/7 4/19 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Aaron Nelson (W, 2-0-0)60:002 891229
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carmine Guerriero (L, 0-5-0)59:043 910322
Empty Net0:560     

HUNTSVILLE | Despite a late comeback in the third period, The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team was tripped up by visiting No. 19 Minnesota State by a final score of 3-2 on Saturday night at the Von Braun Center in the finale of the WCHA series. UAH slips to 7-15-2 (7-9-2 WCHA), while MSU improves to 13-7-2 (9-5-2 WCHA).

Turning Point

- After taking a 2-0 lead into first intermission, Zach Stepan provided the eventual game-winning goal at 16:37 of the second period for the 3-0 advantage and his second goal of the contest.

Inside the Box Score

- Minnesota State started off strongly on Saturday night as the visitors potted two goals in the opening frame by Ian Scheid at 11:30 and Zach Stepan at 13:52.

- After Stepan provided his second goal at 16:37 of the second, the Chargers were able to dig into the lead early into the third on a goal by Max McHugh at 5:32 of the stanza on an assist by linesmate Brennan Saulnier.

- Less than a minute would pass until sophomore Hans Gorowsky slimmed the Mavericks lead to 3-2 with a marker at 6:24 of the third period prior to Minnesota State taking the contest by the 3-2 final. Both Sean Rappleyea and Brandon Salerno were credited with assists on Gorowsky's score.

- UAH totaled 31 shots on goal during the loss, with sophomore Kurt Gosselin pacing the squad with five shots on goal.

- Carmine Guerriero dips to 0-5-0 on the season after totaling 22 saves and allowing a trio of goals.

Noteworthy

- McHugh now leads the Chargers in goals after notching his eighth goal of the season in the game.

- Rappleyea's assist was the first point of his collegiate career.

- Gorowsky has two goals and four assists in his past eight games.

Next Time Out

- UAH will be away from competition next weekend prior to traveling to Lake Superior State on Jan. 20-21 to return to WCHA play.