2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore forward Justin Misiak scored a goal for the Huskies
Michigan Tech Holds On Against Alabama Huntsville, 2-1
Sophomore forward Justin Misiak scored a goal for the Huskies

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team was tripped up in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series opener against Michigan Tech by a final score of 2-1 on Friday night at the Von Braun Center. UAH dips to 0-9-0 (0-3-0 WCHA), while MTU rises to 2-3-0 (1-0-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

-After a scoreless first by both sides, Michigan Tech scored both its goals of the contest early into the second period as Justin Mislak scored at 2:05 and Collin Swoyer made it 2-0 Huskies at 5:20 on the way to the 2-1 win over UAH on Friday.

Scoring Breakdown

- Michigan Tech was aggressive early with a total of 19 shots on goal in the first period, but UAH starting goalie Mark Sinclair stopped all 19 chances to keep it scoreless after one period.

- The Huskies pulled ahead in the middle period on goals by Mislak at 2:05 and Swoyer at 5:20.

- UAH made it a one-goal game at 11:03 of the third period, when Brandon Salerno's wrister in front of the crease beat MTU goalie Matt Jurusik to make it a 2-1 UAH deficit. Connor Merkley notched an assist on the play.

Inside the Box Score

- Sinclair finished with 38 total saves on the night, including 19 stops in the first period followed by 13 saves in the second.

- UAH held Michigan Tech to zero goals in four power-play opportunities.

- The Chargers recorded 17 shots on goal against the Huskies, led by Cam Knight and Salerno with three shots saved.

- Knight also had a team-high four blocks on the defensive end, headlining a total of 16 blocks made by the Chargers.


- Salerno is now in a two-way tie for the team lead in goals with Jack Jeffers also owning two tallies on the season.

- Merkey's assist was his first of the season.

- Sinclair has 38 saves were his second-most of the season.

Next Time Out

- UAH and Michigan Tech wrap up the two-game set on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC.

Game Summary

Friday, November 2, 2018

Game statistics
40 Shots 17
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 4 / 8
2-3-0 Records 0-9-0
Michigan Tech Alabama Huntsville
Justin Misiak (1)
Colin Swoyer (1)
2nd/5:20  GW
Brandon Salerno (2)
Michigan Tech Alabama Huntsville
Matt Jurusik
60:00, 16 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 2-1-0)
Mark Sinclair
59:16, 38 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 0-6-0)

Empty Net
0:44, 0 GA