OXFORD, Ohio | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped its 2018-19 season opener at Miami in a nonconference matchup on Saturday night by a score of 4-1 at Scoggin Ice Center. UAH dips to 0-1-0, while MU improves to 1-0-0.
- With just a one-goal lead heading into the second period, Miami was able to push its advantage to 3-1 with a power play goal at 4:42 of the second period by Gordie Green as the RedHawks went on to win 4-1 on Saturday night.
Inside the Action
- Miami was first on the board in the opening period with a Carter Johnson tally at the 4:48 mark.
- The Chargers responded exactly one minute later at 5:48 as Austin Beaulieu wristed a shot past MU goalie Jordan Uhelski to knot the contest at 1-1. Both Kurt Gosselin and Cam Knight notched assists on the play.
- UAH was dealt a five-minute major penalty kill early in the second period, which allowed Miami to increase its lead to 3-1 on the power-play goal by Green at 4:42.
- The RedHawks brought the game to its final score of 5-1 with two goals in the third period by Derek Daschke at 10:14 and Grant Hutton on the power play at 17:43.
Inside the Box Score
- UAH totaled 18 shots on goal in the contest, paced by seniors Madison Dunn and Hans Gorowsky with three shots on goal apiece.
- Beaulieu, Jack Jeffers and Sean Rappleyea had two shots on goal each to rate tied for second on the roster.
- Levi Wunder led the roster with four blocks on the defensive end, contributing to a total of 18 blocks by the Chargers.
- Gosselin finished second to Wunder with three blocked shots.
-Mark Sinclair played the full time in goal for the Chargers with a game-high 33 saves, including a total of 17 stops in the second period.
- UAH held Miami to two power-play goals in eight total opportunities.
- Sinclair's 33 saves are a career-high for the sophomore.
- Beaulieu notched his first goal of the season in his first game of 2018-19, after taking 22 games to get his first goal last season.
Next Time Out
- UAH and Miami wrap up the two-game set on Sunday at 2 p.m.