BURLINGTON, Vt. | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team opened play at the TD Bank Catamount Cup with a 4-1 loss to host Vermont on Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. UAH dips to 3-16-0 overall, while UVM improves to 6-8-1.
- Vermont turned in a two-goal second period with goals by Joey Cipollone at 3:41 and Ace Cowands at 17:51 which catapulted the Catamounts to a 4-1 victory over the Chargers on Friday night.
- After UAH goalie Mark Sinclair posted 10 saves in the first period to keep it scoreless, Vermont broke the scoreless tie with goals by Cipollone at 3:41 and Cowands and 17:51 to own a 2-0 lead entering second intermission.
-The Catamounts extended their lead to 3-0 as Vlad Dzhioshvili recorded an unassisted marker at 6:35.
-UAH ended Vermont's shutout bid at 11:29 of the third period when freshman Bauer Neudecker drove to the net and buried a wrist shot to cut the deficit to 3-1. Both Jack Jeffers and Andrew Dodson notched assists on the score.
-Vermont added a late empty-net goal by Matt O'Donnel at the 19:47 mark of the third to bring the game to its 4-1 final score.
Inside the Box Score
- Sinclair finished the contest with a total of 29 saves while accruing three goals in the loss.
- The Chargers recorded 15 shots on goal overall on the night, led by Gorowsky with four shots saved.
- Neudecker, Jesper Ohrvall, and Connor Wood finished second on the roster with two shots on goal.
- UAH held Vermont to zero goals in three power-play chances.
- Sinclair's scoreless first period was his seventh consecutive full shutout regulation period dating back to Michigan Tech on Dec. 14.
- UAH has held the opposition scoreless on the power play in 12 games this season.
- Jeffers now leads the roster in points with seven in his freshman campaign after chipping in his second assist to go along with a team-high five goals.
- UAH's top two goal scorers are now freshman this season, as Jeffers leads with five and Neudecker ranks second with three.
Next Time Out
- UAH returns to action at the TD Bank Catamount Cup on Saturday against Northeastern. Puck drops at 3 p.m. CT.