2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Tyler Cline scored in 3-on-3 overtime for the Nanooks
Alaska, Alabama Huntsville Skate to 6-6 Tie; Alaska Earns Extra Point in 3-on-3 Overtime

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team skated to a 6-6 tie on Friday night at the Von Braun Center in the opening game of a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series against Alaska. UAH moves to 2-20-5 (2-14-5 WCHA), while UAF now is 13-13-3 (11-9-3 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Alaska scored twice in a 20-second span in the third period to knot the game at 6-6, which forced overtime and allowed the Nanooks to take the extra WCHA point in 3-on-3 overtime.

Scoring Breakdown

- UAH started off with an early goal at 1:34 of the opening period by Daneel Lategan, before Liam Izyk made it a 2-0 UAH lead at 5:57.

- Alaska rebounded with a power-play goal at 12:42, but UAH regained a two-goal lead at 3-1 with a marker by captain Austin Beaulieu.

- The Nanooks struck twice early into the second at :09 by Steven Jandric and 4:59 by Kylar Hope. - UAH then posted back-to-back goals of their own at 11:26 by Tyr Thompson and 16:01 by Connor Wood to take a 5-3 advantage.

- Both sides scored in the final minute of the second to give the Chargers a 6-4 lead heading into intermission.

- Alaska scored two goals in the third period by James LaDouce at 15:33 and Max Newton at 15:51 to force overtime where the game would finalize in a 6-6 tie.

Inside the Box Score

- The Chargers offense featured a total of four players with two points in the game, including Christian Rajic (1g-1a), Beaulieu (1g-1a), Izyk (1g-1a) and Dayne Finnson (2a).

- A total of 14 different UAH players contributed at least one point, while six Chargers scored in the contest.

- UAH accrued 28 shots on goal against UAF, led by Beaulieu with five shots on goal.

- Lucas Bahn and Finnson tied for a team-high +2 rating on the ice.

- Three Chargers had three blocks apiece on Friday, counting Tanner Hickey, Max Coyle and Bailey Newton.

- Mark Sinclair's record moves to 2-16-5 with the tie, after making 37 saves on the night.


- UAH last scored six goals in a game on Jan. 19, 2019, and the last time the squad had three goals in a period - which was accomplished twice tonight - was on Nov. 29, 2019.

- Izyk has five points (2g-3a) in his last three games, and he's the fifth Charger to accrued double-digit points in 2019-20.

- Latta notched his team-leading 10th assist on the season, improving his roster-best point total to 17 with seven goals as well.

- Finnson has two, two-assist performances this season.

Next Time Out

- UAH and Alaska wrap up the series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, February 7, 2020

Game statistics
43 Shots 28
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 3
8 / 16 PIM 9 / 18
13-13-3 Records 2-20-5
Alaska Alabama Huntsville
Daneel Lategan (5)
Liam Izyk (3)
Tyler Cline (5)
1st/12:42 PP
Austin Beaulieu (5)
Steven Jandric (9)
Kylar Hope (7)
Tyr Thompson (5)
Connor Wood (4)
Markuss Komuls (2)
Christian Rajic (6)
James LaDouce (4)
Max Newton (7)
3rd/15:51  GT
Alaska Alabama Huntsville
Anton Martinsson
20:00, 9 Saves, 3 GA

Gustavs Grigals
44:58, 13 Saves, 3 GA
(T, 6-5-2)

Empty Net
0:02, 0 GA
Mark Sinclair
65:00, 37 Saves, 6 GA
(T, 2-16-5)