2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Junior forward Trey deGraaf scored two goals for the Seawolves
deGraaf Scores Twice to Lead Alaska Anchorage Past Alabama Huntsville, 3-1
Junior forward Trey deGraaf scored two goals for the Seawolves

HUNTSVILLE - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell to Alaska Anchorage by a final score of 3-1 on Saturday night at the Von Braun Center in the final game of a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. UAH dips to 0-9-1 (0-5-1 WCHA), while UAA improves to 2-4-2 (2-1-1 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Alaska Anchorage took a late lead at 16:55 of the third period on a marker by Trey deGraaf on the way to topping UAH 3-1 on Saturday night.

Scoring Breakdown

- After a scoreless first period, UAH went on the board first at 13:48 of the second period as Brandon Salerno sent in a rebound on the power play. Both Tanner Hickey and Connor James collected assists on the play.

- Alaska Anchorage knotted the game at 1-1 on a tally by deGraaf at 15:14 of the second, which would be the score heading into second intermission.

- The Seawolves took a 2-1 edge at the 16:55 mark of the third period on deGraaf's second goal of the game, before an empty-net goal at 19:52 by Alex Frye brought the game to its 3-1 final.

Inside the Box Score

- UAH posted 26 shots on goal during the matchup, paced by freshman Daneel Lategan with four.

- Seniors Austin Beaulieu and Salerno rated second on the roster with three shots on goal apiece.

- The Chargers had nine blocked shots as a team on Saturday, led by James and Hickey with two blocks each.

- UAH held UAA to zero goals in three power-play chances.

- David Fessenden took the loss in goal to drop his season record to 0-3-0, accumulating 25 saves in the contest.

- Liam Izyk owned a team-high 12 face-off wins.


- Salerno's goal was his first of the season.

- Hickey's assist was his first career helper.

- Fessenden made his first career start in goal in Huntsville.

Next Time Out

- UAH is away from competition next weekend before heading to rival Bemidji State on Nov. 22-23.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Game statistics
28 Shots 26
0 / 3 Power Plays 1 / 4
6 / 23 PIM 4 / 8
2-4-2 Records 0-9-1
Alaska Anchorage Alabama Huntsville
Brandon Salerno (1)
2nd/13:48 PP
Trey deGraaf (2)
Trey deGraaf (3)
3rd/16:55  GW
Alex Frye (4)
3rd/19:52  EN
Alaska Anchorage Alabama Huntsville
Kristian Stead
60:00, 25 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 2-2-1)
David Fessenden
58:17, 25 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 0-3-0)

Empty Net
1:43, 1 GA