2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Junior forward Colton Leiter posted a goal and an assist for the Nanooks
Alaska Defeats Alabama Huntsville, 3-1
Junior forward Colton Leiter posted a goal and an assist for the Nanooks

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).

Turning Point

- 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.

Scoring Breakdown

- 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.

Game Summary

Friday, January 25, 2019

Game statistics
29 Shots 32
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 7
11 / 22 PIM 6 / 23
7-16-2 Records 6-20-1
Alaska Alabama Huntsville
Bauer Neudecker (5)
Kylar Hope (5)
2nd/6:26 PP
Colton Leiter (4)
2nd/10:08  GW
Max Newton (6)
Alaska Alabama Huntsville
Anton Martinsson
59:07, 31 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 3-12-2)

Empty Net
0:53, 0 GA
Mark Sinclair
57:54, 26 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 4-13-1)

Empty Net
2:06, 0 GA