HUNTSVILLE - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell on Friday to Alaska Fairbanks by a final score of 3-1 at the Von Braun Center to open a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association Series. UAH dips to 6-20-1 (6-12-1 WCHA), while UAF rises to 7-16-2 (7-11-1 WCHA).
- After UAH took a 1-0 lead into first intermission, Alaska Fairbanks had three unanswered tallies between the second and third period to give the visitors a 3-1 win on Friday night.
- The Chargers took the first lead of the game at the 8:16 mark of the first period when Bauer Neudecker backhanded a shot past UAF goalie Alex Martinsson for the early 1-0 advantage.
- Alaska Fairbanks evened the contest at 6:26 of the second period on a power-play tally by Kylar Hope, and the Nanooks went on to notch a 2-1 lead at the 10:02 mark of the middle period.
- The Nanooks brought the game to its final score of 3-1 with a goal by Max Newton at 9:02 of the third period.
Inside the Box Score
- Both Madison Dunn and Jack Jeffers picked up assists on Neudecker's tally.
- UAH outshot UAF 32-29, with Kurt Gosselin owning a team-high seven shots on goal.
- Hans Gorowsky, Connor James, and Christian Rajic had four shots on goal apiece to rank second on the roster.
- Mark Sinclair made the start in goal for the Chargers, totaling 26 saves in the loss.
- The Chargers held the Nanooks to one power-play goal in four chances.
- Neudecker (5-6-11) and Jeffers (6-5-11) are now tied for second on the roster in points, joining Gosselin (3-8-11) with 11 points this season.
- Neudecker has recorded at least one point in six consecutive WCHA series.
- The Chargers loss on Friday broke a three-game unbeaten streak.
Next Time Out
- UAH and Alaska Fairbanks wrap up the two-game set tomorrow at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC. The first 500 fans in attendance receive military t-shirts.