2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Junior defenseman Tomi Hiekkavirta had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Seawolves
Hiekkavirta Goal Sends Alaska Anchorage Past Colorado College, 4-3
Junior defenseman Tomi Hiekkavirta had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Seawolves

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Alaska Anchorage scored twice in the third period to defeat Colorado College 4-3 and earn its first win of the season Sunday at Sullivan Arena.

Alex Berardinelli opened the scoring for the Tigers with a high wrist shot at 7:51 of the first frame.

Cam Amantea put the Seawolves on the board with a short-handed goal at 16:21 of the period. Nils Rygaard and Drayson Pears earned their first assists of the season on the goal.

Joe Sofo gave the Seawolves their first lead of the game at 6:32 of the second period. Tomi Hiekkavirta found Sofo in the slot who scored with a back-handed shot from the slot. Nicolas Erb-Ekholm also assisted on the goal.

The Tigers scored twice in the period after the Seawolves were whistled for 23 penalty minutes in the period.

Nick Holloran scored a power-play goal at 12:29, and Chris Wilkie added a second on the man-advantage at 15:05.

Nils Rygaard tied things up for the Seawolves with a slap shot at 7:38 of the third period with assists to Jordan Xavier and Drayson Pears.

Tomi Hiekkavirta netted the game-winner with a slapper from the blueline through traffic at 10:42 of the third period. Corey Renwick and Joe Sofo earned assists on the goal.

UAA goalie Brody Claeys earned his first career win making 29 saves.

CC outshot UAA 32-23, and finished 2-for-6 on the powerplay. UAA was scoreless on both of its chances on the powerplay, with one lasting a mere 27 seconds.

Alaska Anchorage will have the next two weekends off before opening WCHA play at Ferris State on Oct. 26.

Game Summary

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Game statistics
32 Shots 23
2 / 8 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 7 / 25
1-1-0 Records 1-1-0
GOAL SCORERS
Colorado College Alaska Anchorage
Alex Berardinelli (2)
1st/7:51
Cam Amantea (1)
1st/16:21 SH
Joe Sofo (1)
2nd/6:32
Nick Halloran (1)
2nd/12:29 PP
Chris Wilkie (2)
2nd/15:05 PP EA
Nils Rygaard (1)
3rd/7:38
Tomi Hiekkavirta (1)
3rd/10:42  GW
GOALTENDERS
Colorado College Alaska Anchorage
Alec Calvaruso
58:21, 19 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 0-1-0)

Empty Net
1:39, 0 GA
Brody Claeys
60:00, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 1-0-0)