2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Freshman forward Bauer Neudecker scored a goal for the Chargers
Alabama Huntsville Toppled by Vermont, 4-1, at Catamount Cup

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.

Turning Point

- 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.

Scoring Breakdown

- 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.

Game Summary

Friday, December 28, 2018
Catamount Cup

Game statistics
15 Shots 33
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
4 / 8 PIM 4 / 8
3-16-0 Records 6-8-1
Alabama Huntsville Vermont
Joey Cipollone (6)
Ace Cowans (2)
2nd/17:51  GW
Vlad Dzhioshvili (3)
Bauer Neudecker (3)
Matt O'Donnell (2)
3rd/19:47.4  EN
Alabama Huntsville Vermont
Mark Sinclair
58:22, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 2-11-0)

Empty Net
1:38, 1 GA
Stefanos Lekkas
60:00, 14 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 6-8-1)