HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series opener against Ferris State in overtime on Friday night at the Von Braun Center by a final score of 6-5. UAH slips to 3-18-0 (3-10-0 WCHA), while FSU rises to 6-14-1 (3-9-1 WCHA).
- After back-to-back UAH goals had the Chargers ahead 5-4 in the third period, FSU's Jake Transit scored at 11:08 of the third to force overtime where Dominic Lutz sent in the game-winning goal 56 seconds into the overtime period for the 6-5 win over UAH.
- The first period was scoreless for the majority until Jacob Hetz gave the Bulldogs with first lead at the 14:45 mark.
- UAH tied the matchup at 1-1 when Hans Gorowsky scored unassisted at the 4:43 mark of the second period for his second goal of the season.
- Ferris State regained the lead at 7:42 of the second as Nate Kallen scored for the Bulldogs.
- The Chargers again knotted the game at 10:38 on a goal by Bauer Neudecker, but the Bulldogs quickly turned the tables for a 3-2 lead with a tally by Coale Norris 16 seconds later.
- Adam Wilcox tied the contest at 3-3 with a successful redirect off a Kurt Gosselin shot from the point at 14:32 of the second, but FSU retook the lead in the final minute when Lutz scored at 19:01.
- The Chargers registered back-to-back goals in the third period by Brandon Salerno at 5:39 and Austin Beaulieu at 6:15 to own a 5-4 lead.
- Ferris State knotted the contest at 5-5 on Transit's goal at 11:08 of the third, before Lutz registered the game-winning goal 56 seconds into the overtime period to notch the 6-5 win.
Inside the Box Score
- The Chargers had 30 shots on goal in the contest, led by Gosselin and Jesper ÷hrvall with five shots saved each.
- Austin Beaulieu rated second on the roster with four shots on goal.
- A total of eleven Chargers had at least on point in the loss, paced by Gorowsky (1g-1a) and Ohrvall (0g-2a).
- Mark Sinclair took the loss in goal, while totaling 29 saves in his time between the pipes.
- UAH held FSU to zero goals in two power-play opportunities.
- Ohrvall moves into first on the roster with eight points all on assists, after his second, two-assist performance of 2018-19.
- Gorowsky's two-point performance with a goal and assist is his first of the season.
- The Chargers five goals are the most by the team this season.
- UAH has limited its opposition to one goal in five of the past six games, including in each of the past three contests.
- The Chargers scored three goals in the second period, which is the first time UAH has notched a trio of tallies in a period since a 5-3 win over Ferris State on Nov. 29 last season.
Next Time Out
- UAH and Ferris State wrap up the two-game series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the Von Braun Center.